About preschool

Our main objective is to help your child become ‘school ready’ and as independent as they can be on their approach to school, whilst still having lots of fun!

We do ask politely that children do not bring their own toys into preschool, this can cause unnecessary upset if they are mislaid, broken or cause sharing disagreements. This obviously does not include comforters. However, we do encourage children to leave these at home to prepare them for a similar transition to school. Please note we are a dummy free preschool.

We endeavour to go out in one of the gardens each day, except for in extreme weather. So please dress your child for the appropriate weather. If for any reason we are unable to go outside we ensure we do a physical activity with the children indoors.

Your child will be allocated a key person to track their development and encourage specific activities to aid them in their learning. Your child’s key person is there to help your child feel welcome and comfortable in our care and for you to approach with any concerns.

Please supply your child with a labelled water bottle to use each day and a spare pair of clothes for accidents or messy play. Remember to label all your child’s belongings to avoid them going home with the wrong child or being mislaid.

All children are entitled to 15 hours of government funding starting the term after their 3rd birthday during term time only. We also now offer an additional 15 hours to those parents that are eligible. Please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information, or speak to a member of staff about any queries you may have.






Free play


Circle time & thinking time


Free play


Snack Bar


Physical activity, key group & activity time


Story time/French/Singing


Toilet & hand washing for lunch


Lunch time


Ring games or Stories


Circle time


Free Play/Physical activity


Afternoon Milk, Tidy up, Story and singing


Small world toys & puzzles




Choice of small world activities/puzzles

Our Team

Each team member at Dimension Childcare is appropriately trained and have relevant experience for the age range they work with. All our EYFS staff are level 3 qualified or above and are fully trained in safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene. Out of schools staff have the relevant experience in play work for school aged children. Our out of schools team also have training in first aid and safeguarding.

Hannah T


Preschool Room leader assistant

Prices and Sessions

Please see below our prices and times for our 3 different age ranges at Dimension Childcare. All prices are subject to change. Prices include the provision of breakfast, snack, a hot lunch and pudding depending on each child’s individual hours of attendance. Dimension childcare is open from 07.30 to 18.00 51 weeks a year. We are closed on bank holidays and over the Christmas period. For eligible individuals we also accept 2 year old funding. All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 funded hours per week, following the term after their third birthday.

Fees where funding applicable (hourly rate only applies)
£5.55 per hour. £0.55p for breakfast if attending before 8:30am. £2.75 for a hot meal and pudding at lunch.

HTC staff will be entitled to a 10% discount.

We offer a sibling discount for children in Babies, Toddlers and Preschool

£100 deposit is required to secure your place, refundable from your final invoice (non-refundable if place cancelled before starting) for Babies, Toddler and Preschool only.

We invoice monthly using our online payment system Scopay. You will not receive a paper invoice and will receive information on how to set up your account when you register with us.

Fees are payable by the 14th of each month and paid in full. For all absences due to sickness, Bank Holidays and scheduled holidays after which a late charge will be levied. Suspension of your child’s place could be enforced if payment is not received.

If you have any queries or questions regarding fees, please see Doreen Grimes or contact her on Doreen.grimes@horndeantc.hants.sch.uk

Scroll across to see other rooms


Baby Room

Toddler Room


Out of Schools

Hourly Rate
(Funded Children only)
AM 9am - 1pm
PM 1pm-5pm
School day
9am - 3pm
Early bird
7.30am - 9am
Daily Rate
7.30am - 6pm
Weekly rate
OOS AM session
OOS PM session


Below are useful documents and resources available to download.

Please check our Facebook and Instagram page for regular updates.

EYFS Reg Form

Safeguarding info for parents

Autumn Winter menu

Fees April 2024