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Dorchester-On-Thames Pre-School

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Dorchester on Thames Pre-School, Ofsted registered 134311 We welcome all children to join our friendly Pre-school.  We have experienced staff to help ease your child into the world of interactive play and learning. We are a small friendly group which enables us to give each…

Dorchester on Thames Pre-School, Ofsted registered 134311

We welcome all children to join our friendly Pre-school.  We have experienced staff to help ease your child into the world of interactive play and learning.

We are a small friendly group which enables us to give each child more individual attention.   The day to day running of the group is in the hands of the Manager, Helen Morris.

Please visit our website www.dorchesterpreschool.co.uk or call 01865 341805. Please email manager@dorchesterpreschool.co.uk/deputy@dorchesterpreschool.co.uk regarding admissions procedure.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen Morris or Zoe Noakes
Contact Position
Pre-School Manager or Deputy
Telephone
01865 341805 during school term (Pre-school number)
E-mail
manager@dorchesterpreschool.co.uk
Website
http://www.dorchesterpreschool.co.uk

Where to go

Name
Horsa Hut
Address
Queen Street, entrance in Manor Farm Road
Dorchester-on-Thames
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX10 7HR
Notes

We have our own dedicated playground and a large garden.  We can accommodate up to 20 children in one session. We do accept 30 hours codes. We are a private and independent pre-school run by a voluntary management committee.  Charity number 1026090 Ofsted number 134311.  Our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2018) judged us as consistantly 'Good'.

 

Current Ofsted Judgment

Good

Outstanding

Good

Good

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£4.60 Per hour
£13.80 Per morning session
£9.20 Per afternoon session
£27.60 Per day
£4.60 Lunch
£5 per hour for 2 year old children Per hour
Details

3 & 4 year old children are charged at £4.60 per hour from September 2020.  2 year old children are charged at £5 per hour from September 2019.

 

Morning Session is 3 hours, afternoon session is 2 hours, lunch club is 1 hour.  Whole day is 9:00am to 3:00pm. Monday to Friday.

Availability

Age Ranges
From 2 years to 4 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
Children

Notes

We provide places for children from Dorchester on Thames and surrounding villages, including Clifton Hampden, Berinsfield and Burcot.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes
Details
We have a ramp and wide doorway.

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Whilst we do not have experience in all areas of need, we would contact different agencies and seek training in areas should the need arise
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Able to assist with moving and handling
Allergies
Aspergers syndrome or autistic spectrum disorders
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Eating Difficulties
Eczema
Epipen Trained (severe allergy reaction)
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Visual impairment

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Vacancy range(s)
From 2 to 2 (spaces available = 2)
Details
A few afternoon sessions are available for 2 year old children from 12noon to 3pm.
Date updated
08/12/2020

Please contact provider for further details

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)
Yes

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)
Yes

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Term Time
Offering split funding with other providers
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
Term Times


Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 9:00am 3:00pm


Facilities
0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Computer
Cooking
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Garden
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Pet Fish
Playroom
Quiet room/area
Sandpit
Slide
Visit & Outings
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
134311
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
26/06/2006IntegratedGood
23/06/2009Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
11/06/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
23/04/2018Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 08/12/2020

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