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


8.15am starts and 3.45pm finishes are available by arrangement


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

Spring Term 2023

Return – Tuesday 3rd January

Half Term – 13th – 17th February

Return – Monday 20th February


Break up for Easter- Friday 31st March


Summer Term 2023

Training day- Monday 17th April

Return- Tuesday 18th April



Fundraising Events

New ideas welcome – Please speak to a member of the Committee



Please see news post below and keep an eye out here for up to date information regarding Coronavirus and how it affects The Grove.




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New Team!

Hello Everyone,


We hope you have had a lovely summer and we look forward to welcoming you back, along with some new families, when term starts on Friday 2nd September.


Please see above the updated staff photo for the new term. We are very happy to welcome Amy, Hayley and Rachel to the team and can’t wait for you to meet them.



Everyone at The Grove


Goodbye Jo!

We sadly said goodbye to Jo at the end of the Summer Term after a long time at The Grove. We wish her well for the future and hope she pops in and says hello from time to time. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Jo’s leaving gift – she was very thankful. 


Spring is here!

We hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We are pleased that there has been some lovely sunshine and are making of the most of water play outside.