Like all schools and settings, extra measures had been put in place to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19, on top of our usual high levels of hygiene. The health and well being of our children are of the utmost importance to us. We are respect the Governments decision to close schools to try and limit the spread of this virus, however it is not without sadness that we close our doors.
The Preschool is closed from Friday 20th March until further notice. We will miss our children terribly, however we are still here to support. Please keep checking back for ideas and inspiration of activities to keep their young minds active and engaged.
We will still be responding to all emails and inquiries received through the Facebook page, or via email.

Welcome to Dorchester on Thames Pre-school.

We are a small pre-school, in the centre of the beautiful village of  Dorchester-on-Thames, offering a safe and friendly learning environment for 2 to 4 year olds.


We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a safe & stimulating experience, with a strong focus on individual attention.

We are open Monday to Friday 9a.m. to 3p.m. for 38 weeks of the year . (Term Dates).

Our building (Horsa Hut), outdoor play area, and garden are all next door to the Primary school, St Birinus.
There’s lots to tell you about how we are run, what your child can expect from a typical day, and what our fantastic team here is like.
Better still, we welcome visits from prospective families: please just contact us to arrange a time.

Telephone: 01865 341805 or email



All 3 and 4 year old children have the right to an early years education paid for by the government starting in the term following their third birthday. This means up to 30 hours free a week for up to 38 weeks a year, dependent on eligibility criteria.  Please see website below to check for your eligibility code.  Parents can apply up to a term before their child would qualify.  Any hours not funded by the local authority will be invoiced accordingly, please see fees on our parent information page.

Parents can visit the following website for more information: