Useful links for you and your family
You can apply for free early education and childcare for your two year old up to a maximum of 15 hours a week over 38 weeks or until the term after their third birthday at an approved nursery, preschool or childminder if you meet the qualifying criteria.
The Dorset Family Information Service (FIS) provide information, support and guidance on access and entitlement to child care funding for two, three and four year olds.
Dorset Sure Start Children’s Centres help children and their families from pregnancy through to primary school. Their services are available to everyone, but particularly for families who may be struggling. Centres are welcoming with friendly and helpful staff who are ready to assist you with any enquiries and offer support when you need it.
Click below to go to the websites of our nearest centres