The Grove Pre-School Playgroup


The Grove Pre-School Playgroup
Dorchester, Dorset

At the Grove Pre-School Playgroup we offer a safe, stimulating and caring environment where children can play, learn, and develop at their own individual rate.



8:30am-11:30am – Monday to Friday

12:30pm-3:30 – Monday to Friday

11:30am-12:30pm – Lunch club for older children


All children are offered a minimum of two, 3 hour sessions per week. For three terms before going to school, all children are offered additional sessions.

Important Dates

Autumn Term 2019 – Wednesday 4th September to Thursday 19th December (Staff training Friday 20th December)

Half Term – Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November


Fundraising Events

Bake Sale – Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October

Family Photos – Sunday 3rd November – Sign up sheet will be in the foyer soon!




Discover the latest news from The Grove Pre-School Playgroup to see what excitement we have been getting up to.

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We would like to invite Grove Families and Friends to our Winter Fair on Saturday 30th November 2-4pm.

Stalls include:

Adult and Children’s Tombola

Glitter Tattoos

Reindeer Hoopla Game

Elf Workshop – write a letter to Santa and receive a gift!

And more……

We hope to see you there and if you have any prize donations please drop them to pre-school


New Fence

Thank you to Stag Fencing who have put up a new fence down the side of The Grove. I’m sure you will all agree it looks great.


Goodbye Cheryl

At the end of this term we said goodbye to Cheryl and the children presented her with a lovely handmade gift which she will cherish. We want to say a HUGE thank you to Cheryl and her husband Clive for everything they have done for The Grove over the last 30 years! We all wish you a happy retirement and hope you will call in to say hello every once in a while.