About us

We are a small, one room preschool situated within a first school in a village in Dorset.
We cater for children aged between 2 and 5 years old.  We are open between the hours of 9am and 3pm and offer sessional childcare options as follows:
2-3 year charges  Full Day session £30.00 Am (9-12pm) £16.00 Pm (12-3pm) £16.00
3-5 year charges  Full day session £23.50 Am (9-12pm) £12.75 Pm (12-3pm) £12.75
All children receive national funding of 15 hours the term after their third birthday.  We are also able to offer the full 30 hours for children aged 3-5 if your are eligible for this. Please click on the link to check your eligibility https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare
This can be applied for three months before your child turns three but must be applied for before the term you wish to use it.  Cut off dates for applications are: 
31st August 
31st December 
31st March.
Once allocated a code you will need to give the setting this code along with your name, date of birth and national insurance number so the setting can check the eligibility.  You will also need to reconfirm your code every three months here after in order for the funding to continue.
We also offer funded 2 year old spaces the term after your child turns two.  You can check your eligibility here: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/-/15-hours-funded-childcare-for-2-year-olds You may also have a 'golden ticket' sent to you directly and you will need to present this at the settling in sessions offered to your child. 
We will also be following the new role out of childcare options set out by the government.  More information on this will follow. 
If you wish to change the sessions your child attends then please download the 'change of session form' from the forms and policies section and email your requests to the manager.  Sessions will be changed with 1 months notice and subject to availability. 
One months notice must be given to Frome Valley if they space is no longer required.  If you are in receipt of funded hours we reserve the right to claim these for the full months notice. 
Please find attached below our Brochure