About the Preschool
Frome Valley Preschool was opened in September 2012 and is an integral part of Frome Valley First School. It provides high quality preschool education and care for children aged 3 to 5 years. Our fully trained staff support the individual learning needs of the child and through the use of observations and assessments builds up a unique picture of their learning journey.
Afternoon session 12.00pm to 3.00pm
EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING FOR 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
All children aged 3 and 4 years are entitled to receive 15 hours of free early learning and childcare funding per week for 38 weeks a year. This will start the term following their third birthday up to and including the term in which they turn five or start at a state maintained school, whichever comes first.
The term dates for this purpose are set by the Secretary of State and are:
- Autumn term: 1 September to 31 December
- Spring term: 1 January to 31 March
- Summer term: 1 April to 31 August
Parents and Carers claiming Early Years funding have their child’s fees paid directly to the Preschool by Dorset County Council. Parents not entitled to this funding or who register their child for additional weekly sessions the fees are as follows:
Morning Session (9am - 12pm) £11.75
Afternoon Session (12pm - 3pm) £11.75
Full Day (9am - 3pm) £21.00