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Applying for Pre-school


Rainbow Pre-school is located at Wordsworth Primary school.

We offer childcare and education for children from aged 2, in a safe, warm and welcoming environment. We accept funding for eligible 2 year old children, and for 3 and 4 year olds for both 15 and 30 hours on a term time only basis.

The Department for Education is offering Free Early Years Education Funding (EYE).

Some two year olds are entitled to 2 year funding the term after their second birthday, to find out if you are eligible click the link below.

Two Year Old Funding

Every three and four year old is eligible for 15 hours free funding per week over 38 weeks of the year starting the term after their third birthday.

Some children are entitled to 30 hours free funding, to find out if you are eligible click on the link below.

Three Year Old Funding


Session (two year old): £18.50
Session (three/four year old): £17.50
Lunch Club: £4:50
Per Half an Hour (Morning club or Afternoon Cub): £4:50

Children will be classified as a 2 year old, until the term after their 3rd birthday.

We believe our prices are competitive and we do charge a consumables fee.

Consumables are charged at £6 for every 15 hour funded child per week for 3 and 4 year olds, and £12 for every 30 hour funded child per week. Non funded children of any age are charged at 40 pence per hour.

However, did you know you may be able to get help with your childcare costs including consumable charges? Check out the Childcare Choices website for more details; www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Preschool Application

Please telephone 02380 701601 for an application form, which can be either posted or emailed for you to complete and return to us either via email or post:

Email: claire.stemp@rainbowpreschoolshirley.co.uk

Rainbow Pre-school,
c/o Wordsworth Primary School,
Victor Street,
SO15 5LH


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