Admission, Funding and Fees


We aim to provide an environment in which all children achieve the best possible education and care and become confident learners with a growing ability to communicate their own views and are supported by the pre-school to reach their full potential during the Early Years. We are a fully inclusive pre-school and  are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We admit children from 9 months to 5 years old.

The pre-school is open term time only, 38 weeks, Monday to Friday.

Admissions are registered on a first come first served basis.

Arranging a visit

If you would to arrange a visit, please drop us an email at and we will arrange this at your convenience.

Applying for a place

If you would like to apply for a place at our setting,  please contact  for an application form.

By signing the application form, you are entering into a contract with the pre-school and agree to abide by the

Parent Contract & Terms and Conditions.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, term time only over 38 weeks.

Morning – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon – 12.30pm – 3.30pm

All day – 8.30am – 3.30pm

Fee Charge:

Please contact  for our up to date fees.

Montessori Supplement payable per day for all children 

The Montessori Supplement is for the Montessori education that the children in our care enjoy, including specialist teaching and curriculum resources and staff training. It also enables us to offer much better staff: child ratios than the industry standard.

Invoices are sent in advance of each term and payable before the start of term. There is the option to pay in monthly instalments with prior agreement from Head Office.

Our fees are reviewed and increased annually.

Funded Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

Let us help point you in the right direction for funding. If this is your first time applying for funding, it can seem a little daunting. Our office team are here to help!

We offer funded places to eligible, 2, 3 and 4 year olds over a range of sessions.

Children are entitled to funded early education the term after their 3rd birthday. The cut off dates for the entitlement each term, are as follows:- 31st March, 31st August and 31st December.

Universal 15 hours – All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours of funded early education per week until they enter a Reception class.

Extended 15  Hours – Working families of 3 & 4 year olds maybe entitled to claim the extended 15 hour entitlement, depending on eligibility.

Please follow the link for more information

2 year old Funded Early Education Entitlement – 15 hours – For families in England, receiving government financial support. Please follow the link for more information

Please note: if your child is eligible for FEEE funding and you are unable to afford the Montessori Supplement, please contact Play to Learn Head Office to discuss the availability of a FEEE funded only free place. Only those accepted on a FEEE funded only free place are exempt from paying the Montessori Supplement. Parents must pay for any hours their child attends over their FEEE funding entitlement.

Essex County Council – FEEE guide for Parents – please click on the link  to access further information.  feee-guide-for-parents-2021.pdf (

Early Years Pupil Premium  eypp-a5_flyer_100118

If you require a fee cost breakdown please email

Additional charges will be incurred for pre-school trips.