Session Times & Prices

Nursery Sessions

  • Dorchester Community Nursery School runs morning and afternoon pre-school sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Usually older children attend Morning or Full Day sessions, with younger children attending Afternoon or Full Day sessions.
  • On Thursday we run a morning session, with a Baby and Toddler session in the afternoon.
  • Early Start sessions (where children can arrive at 8.30am onwards) are available every day for those children and carers who need this facility.
  • Lunchtime care 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
  • Baby and Toddler Group
    Thursday Afternoons during Term-time
    1.15pm – 2.45pm

Prices Per Session

  • For those children too young to be funded by Dorset County, and who don’t qualify for two year old funding £8.00 per Afternoon session, £20.80 per Full Day, £22.40 per 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 £4.70 per hour.
  • Early Start £2.35, or can be included as part of 15 hours free Nursery Funding entitlement.
  • Lunch Club £2.35, or can be included as part of 15 hours free Nursery Funding entitlement.