All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week. This funding from the Government starts from 1st January, 1st April or 1st September following your child’s 3rd birthday.

Working families may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours free childcare each week, making a total of 30 hours. To check if you are eligible to receive this funding please refer to

Please note that you must apply and receive your eligibility code before the beginning of the term for which you wish to claim the 30 hours free childcare.

A signed Parental Declaration Form is required for all funded children, this is available from the Preschool office.

We provide funded sessions, subject to availability, up to 30 hours per week during term time only.

For younger children and extra sessions, fees are charged per session (3 hours).  Invoices are sent out during the penultimate week of the previous term and payment is required by the end of the first week of the new term.

Please note that from Term 5 (April 2020) we will also accept 2 year old children who receive government funding. This is subject to session availability.

If you have any queries with regard to the funding please contact Katie in the office or by email

Early Years Pupil Premium

The  Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is an additional sum of money paid to childcare providers for children of families in receipt of certain benefits. This funding will be used to enhance the quality of their early years’ experience by improving the teaching, learning, facilities and resources, with the aim of impacting positively on your child’s progress and development. For further information please contact Katie Woodcock.

If you believe your child may qualify for EYPP please sign in the space provided on the Parental Declaration Form. This allows us to share your full name, date of birth and National Insurance number with Swindon Borough Council in order to confirm eligibility.


The fees from September 2021 are:

Non-funded 2 year olds  £14.00 per session
non-funded 3 year olds  £14.00 per session
extra sessions for funded 3/4 year olds  £14.00