© The Valley Preschool, 2019 - Registered Charity: 1067045 - Ofsted: 110140

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Telephone: 01489 878019

Email: thevalleypreschool@btconnect.com

Joining Us and Funding


The following is just a top-line summary; please refer to the Preschool Payment of Fees Policy for full details. Early Years Grant Fund is available for up to 15hrs or 30hrs per week from the start of the term after a child’s 3rd birthday but is subject to cut-off dates. For example a child born on 2nd January will not be funded for Spring term commencing on 5th January as the cut-off date is the 31st December. We can also offer funding through the 2 Year Old Early Years Education Scheme for eligible children under the age of three years. Children are eligible if the parents or guardians are in receipt of one or more of the specified benefits, or if the child is looked after by the Local Authority.

All children aged three and four (from the term following their 3rd birthday) are entitled to 15 hours per week of free preschool education for 38 weeks of the year.

To find more click here

We also offer 30 hours of funding for eligible children.

To find if you can claim 30 hours of free funding click here

We are also approved for Two Year Old Grants. We are able to offer 15 hours of free preschool education for eligible children from the age of two.

To read about the 2 Years Old Early Education Offer click here

Please speak to Lynette Davis for clarification on any of the above points

Over 3 Years

Funded morning or afternoon sessions (3hrs, 15hrs -30hrs  per week)

Unfunded morning or afternoon session (3hrs)

Lunch (1hr) FREE



Under 3 Years

Funding for eligible children (3hrs, max 15hrs per week)

Morning or afternoon session (3hrs)

Lunch (1hr) FREE



Fees for additional one-off sessions (morning or afternoon, 3hrs)

Over 3 years

Under 3 years

Lunch  £5.70per hour

£6.70 per hour


Late collection £5 every 10 minutes

Terms and Conditions

1) Fees are payable termly in advance or half-termly in accordance with the terms set out in the Preschool Payment of Fees Policy. Any missed sessions must be paid for as running costs remain the same.

2) Invoices are issued in or around the second week of the start of term to allow for changes to sessions to be taken into account and payment must be received within 14 days.

3) A choice of payment methods are available: internet banking, cash, cheque or childcare vouchers (by prior arrangement with the Treasurer); either in a single payment or two equal installments.

4) The preschool cannot maintain your child’s place if fees are not paid and Parents will be given written notice if their child’s place is being withdrawn due to persistent non-payment of fees.

5) Additional one-off sessions, including lunches, are subject to available space and will be invoiced at the earliest opportunity by the Supervisor and such invoices must be paid within 7 days of receipt.

6) 6 weeks notice is required if you wish to withdraw your child from the preschool or decrease the number of sessions that your child attends. Fees for half a term are payable in lieu of notice.

7) Parents are asked to fill in a registration form at admission. Please provide the preschool with chances as soon as possible to ensure details provided are kept up to date.

‘Children in receipt of additional funding are attaining well and catching up with friends’- Ofsted

If you would like your child to attend the Pre- School, please click here to download an application. Completed forms should be returned to:

The Valley Pre school

Meonstoke Infant School

Chapel Road



SO32 3NJ