Charminster Pre-school is a well-established charity run Pre-school which has been operating since 1971. We are located within the grounds of St Mary’s First School in a purpose built log cabin. The light and airy play room has under floor heating and a wealth of resources. We have a large enclosed outdoor area. Within our outdoor space we have a working garden where the children can grow fruit and veg, a natural sensory area with pond and the main garden area that has an agility area, a lookout, sandpit, construction site and a wide range of resources. We operate a free flow system where children can choose to play either indoors or outdoors uninterrupted for the majority of the session. We have close links with St Mary’s First School.The children in their Pre-school year participate in a range of school based activities which support their transition into the reception class.