Charminster Pre-School

Registered daycare provider. Children may attend morning or all day sessions.


01305 251512


Venue address
c/o St Marys First School West Hill
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-16:00
Tue: 08:00-17:00
Wed: 08:30-17:00
Thu: 08:30-15:00
Fri: 08:30-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Please ring for availability.

£5.40 per Hour
Cost variations
Additional Optional Charges apply to cover the costs of providing breakfast/snacks/Forest School etc. Breakfast Club: £2, Early Start: £1.50, Morning Session £0.50, Afternoon Session £0.50, After Preschool Club: £6.50. More information is on our website.
Additional Information
You will need to provide your child with a packed lunch. Parents can use their Early Education funding entitlement at any time during opening hours. Provision has an inclusion / equal opportunities policy. Please note that a place in a school nursery does not guarantee admission to the school on site. Parents/carers must apply for a place at the school if you want your child to transfer to the school’s reception class. See for more information and to apply.
Age Range
2 years 0 months to 4 years 9 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
29/11/2022 Outstanding View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
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Wheelchair accessible
Two ramps plus double doors.
Parking availability information
A disability bay (can use the school bay). No parking otherwise.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilet available.
Other Facilities
One-to-one help if required, quiet and comfortable spaces, learning outdoors / zoned inside and outside.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
We support all children as individuals. Children with SEND are supported through the Individual plans to ensure we meet their needs and they make good progress whilst with us. We work closely with parents and all agencies to support each child''s needs.
Record Last Updated
Most childcare providers listed in our directory are open and operating, however on occasions there may be a need to close for short periods on the advice of Public Health Dorset or due to staffing illness. Please contact providers with enquiries.

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Address: c/o St Marys First School  West Hill  Charminster  Dorchester  Dorset

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