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Our staff are always welcoming, friendly and experienced with a compassionate approach toward looking after your children. We each have a varied background of experience enabling us to meet your children’s needs wherever possible and we assure you the contentment,happiness and welfare of your children is our main priority.


Fontmell Magna Under Fives Pre-School has been established in the village for over 30 years.

We offer bright and spacious surroundings indoor and out.

We have gained an excellent reputation locally for providing a happy and stimulating environment for your child to play and learn.

Fontmell Magna Under Fives main aim is to learn through play, with learning opportunities endlessly available.

Fontmell Magna Under Fives care for children aged 2-5 years. We are a Dorset County Council (DCC) funded nursery who receive education grants for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Early Years Pupil premium Funding…
We can claim an additional £300 per child per year to spend on enriching your 3 or 4 year old child’s education either by extra resources and equipment, new play, or learning and activity experiences.
If you would like to check your eligibility, please feel free to do so using This Link

See below for our opening times.

We have a dedicated committee who organise fundraising throughout the year. We welcome anyone who wishes to join the committee.

We are a charity who are registered and inspected by OFSTED, and we are a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Opening Times

For insurance reasons parents are requested not to leave their children at the Pre-School earlier, or later than 5 min before, or after the beginning of each session. All of our sessions are provided on an hourly basis.


A mid-morning drink and snack is provided during the Morning Session. We do however, ask for either 50 pence per snack, or snack donations such as fruit or rice cakes.

Any child attending the afternoon session is required to bring their own lunch and drink. Please can we request that both your child’s lunchbox contains no nuts or food that requires heating AND drink is clearly labelled and easy to identify.


Costs and Funding

Our fees as of January-December 2020:

Children are funded for the term immediately after they are 3 years old.  Funded children can spend up to 15 hours per week free of charge with us. If you require a funding form, please ask a member of staff as they are available from our pre-school.  If your child has a golden ticket they are eligible for up 15 hours of funded child care the term after their 2nd birthday.
Funding for 30 hour children available, check via This Link