Cheselbourne Village School Pre-School

Coronavirus status: open

Cheselbourne Village School Preschool (Caterpillars) is situated in the grounds of our lovely, friendly first school. Children will benefit from a well-resourced learning environment with exciting indoor and outdoor play activities alongside opportunities for transition experiences with the Reception Class. This greatly enhances the transition for younger children preparing for their next adventure at 'big school'. Caterpillars runs all day Monday to Friday during term time. Caterpillar Pre-School is open to children from when they turn 2 years 9 months and this provision accepts Government childcare funding.


Venue address
Cheselbourne Village School
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 09:00-15:00
Tue: 09:00-15:00
Wed: 09:00-15:00
Thu: 09:00-15:00
Fri: 09:00-15:00

Service Details

Vacancy information

Get in touch for vacancy details (please note that 30 hours funding begins the term after your child turns 3).

£5.00 per Hour
Cost variations
£5 for lunch midday to 1pm daily.
Additional Information

Parents can use their Early Education entitlement at any time during session hours, 9am to midday and 1pm to 3pm (the lunch hour midday to 1pm costs £5).

Related Links
• Cheselbourne Village School
Age Range
2 years 9 months to 4 years 10 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
16/03/2017 Good View here
Ofsted Report notes
If a childcare provision is run by a school they may not be separately registered with Ofsted, therefore the link to their report will be for the school.
Registration details
Registration numberOfsted registration date

Early Education

Free early education places
15 Hours For 2 year olds
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15 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
Yes   What is this?
30 Hours For 3 & 4 year olds
No  What is this?


Wheelchair accessible
Access to Pre-School room is currently under review (requires a ramp) we are investigating to get one installed by 2020.
Parking availability information
Drop off facilities + car parking available across the road from the school
Toilet facility information
Ground floor cloakrooms and accessible toilet in the Village Hall across the road.
Other Facilities
As in line with current first school provision

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

We are an inclusive school and our Universal and Local offer for Pre-School is the same as for our First School. Further information can be found on our website

See our Local Offer information
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Address: Cheselbourne Village School  Cheselbourne  Dorchester  Dorset

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