In 1962 two local mothers looking for nursery care in the Dulwich area started “Dulwich Village Playgroup Association”. With a £50 loan and a business plan they placed an advert in Rumsey’s chemist in Dulwich Village.
The fees were 5 shillings per session and the playgroup was officially opened on 6th May 1963.
Lady Hutton was employed as the first pre-school leader and supervised the children along with parent volunteers. In 1995 the name changed to Dulwich Village Pre-school.
We are now located in the Old Alleynian Club where our children benefit from the beautiful rural surroundings. We run term time only, and use the holiday timetable in line with other Southwark Schools.
We are an Ofsted registered, voluntary managed charity. The Government Education Funding pays for all 3 and 4 year olds to attend 15 hours a week. 3 year olds are funded the term after their third birthday. Your child is of course welcome to join us for more than the 15 hours per week, if available.
We are proud of our pre-school, and all our achievements and improvements to date. Our last Ofsted visit was May 2015 - we were ranked 'Good'. To read the full report, please click on the icon below.