Welcome to Dorchester-on-Thames Preschool

 We are a small, welcoming pre-school, in the centre of the beautiful village of  Dorchester-on-Thames, offering a safe and friendly learning environment for 2 – 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 9am to 3pm 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 admin@dorchesterpreschool.co.uk

All children over the age of 3 have the right to 15 hours of early years education paid for by the government starting in the term following their third birthday. Parents of children over 2 can apply for Working Parent funding which is 15 hours childcare, starting the term following their second birthday. This means working parents who have children over the age of 3 can claim 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: