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Our Fees

Information on the 15 hours free grant for all 3 & 4-year -olds and some 2-year-olds

At Merton Pre-School we accept children aged 2 years old until they are rising 5.

We are a Pre-School which accept the extended flexible entitlement. Your child will need to be 3 years and a term to receive the Early Years Flexible Entitlement (EFE) (e.g. George's 3rd birthday is on 14th February he will receive the entitlement on 1st April).

If you receive certain benefits, DLA or the child in question is under a care order and your child is 2 years old, then you may be able to apply for funding from Hampshire County Council. Please, see this website in order to apply for 2- year funding: 

If your child does receive the EFE or 2-year old funding, you will be given a form by the pre-school a week before the term ends to fill in and return to the Pre-school. 

If your child is entitled to 15 hours this will be completely free. (As long as Pre-school have the spaces/hours) You may take up all of the hours at pre-school, or less than 15 hours at pre-school or divide the 15 hours between two different settings. 

If your child attends lunch club then you MUST provide a healthy lunch for your child (this is NOT included in the cost).

You may have over 15 hours at the pre-school but the remainder will have to be paid at £4.80 per hour or £5.20  per hour for 2 -year-olds, by you as the parent.
All children that are not in receipt of EFE will be charged £4.80 per hour or £5.20 per hour for 2-year-olds.


30- hour funding

Children who are over 3 and a term, who have parents who are employed at least 16 hours per week and receive over £120 per week for single parents or £240 for 2 parents, parents can apply for 30-hour funding.   If you would like to find out if you are eligible, please apply on this website:   

Would you be eligible for a little extra money to help your child's education, have a look at this poster, then speak to Carey West

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