Nursery Sessions

  • Dorchester Community Nursery School run morning and afternoon pre-school sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Usually older children attend Morning or Full Day sessions, with younger children attending Afternoon or Full Day sessions. (We can be flexible with this & only suggest this as the afternoon is a shorter session)
  • Early Start sessions (where children can arrive at 8.30am) are available every day for those families that need this facility.
  • Lunchtime sessions are also available daily Monday to Friday.

Session Times:

  • Full Day 9.00am – 3.30pm, available to both our older and younger children
  • Early Start From 8.30am, available to children attending the Full Day or the Morning Session
  • Morning Sessions are usually for the older children 9.00am – 12.00noon
  • Lunch Club 12.00noon – 12.30pm
  • Afternoon Sessions are usually for the younger children 1.00pm – 3.30pm

Prices Per Session

  • For those children too young to be funded by Dorset County, and who don’t qualify for two year old funding it is £5 per hour. £12.50 = Afternoon session, £32.50 = Full day £35 = Full Day with Early Start.
  • 30 hour funding is offered for children aged 3 and 4yrs old. To check whether you are entitled to this please go to GOV.UK for the full eligibility criteria.
  • For those children who are funded, but who share their funding with another Nursery / Playgroup and require extra sessions it is £6.50 per hour.
  • Early Start £3.25 or can be included as part of the 15/30 hours free Nursery Funding entitlement
  • Lunch Club £3.25 or can be included as part of 15/30 hours free Nursery Funding entitlement