Key Information


Our hourly rate is £4.25

We are open Monday – Friday term time only

Our sessions times are:

  • Monday         08.45 – 14.45
  • Tuesday         08.45 – 14.45
  • Wednesday   08.45 – 14.45
  • Thursday       08.45 – 14.45
  • Friday            08.45 – 14.45

You can choose either half day or whole day sessions.   Our mornings only are until either before lunch at 11.45 or after lunch at 12.45.

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE = 2 sessions each week (mornings,afternoons or whole sessions)

 We have up to 30 children per session.

The maximum hours possible will be 30 hours.  (We will work with other providers or childminders to share 30 hours funding if this applies.)

Parents/carers will need to make own arrangements for getting children to other providers.  We do have regular childminders who pick up from our sessions.

Invoices for fees are sent out in the first week of each half term and are due for payment immediately upon receipt. Fees can be paid as cash, childcare vouchers or cheque made payable to Preston Pre-School or via bank transfer – please speak to us if you would like our bank details.  We can also offer monthly billing through a standing order if this is more suitable.

Preston Pre-School require four weeks written notice of any reduction in sessions or of your child leaving our setting.

Increasing sessions will be subject to availability.

Fees remain payable when your child is off sick or when your child is on holiday.


We accept 2 year funding for up to 15 hours, simply provide us with your eligibility code or your Golden Ticket if you have been sent one from Dorset County Council.

We also accept 3 and 4 year old funding for 15 hours from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. We can provide childcare for up to 30 funded hours if you are eligible. To register your interest in 30 hours childcare please visit:

If you are unsure what you are eligible for with regard to childcare please visit

Childcare Vouchers

Preston Pre-School is registered to receive childcare vouchers, please ask for further information.   We will also be able to provide tax free childcare when this becomes available. For more information on tax free childcare visit

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