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Register Your Child

If you would like to register your child for a place at our Preschool, please complete the form to request a registration pack. 

Children cannot be allocated a place at the Preschool without completing a Registration Pack and returning it to the Preschool address.


An initial registration fee of £20.00 is payable which is not refundable. The child will be allocated a place subject to availability with the earliest date offered as appropriate to the age of the child.


If there is no immediate availability the name of the child will be held on a waiting list until a suitable place can be offered. Parents interested in securing a place are advised to send the registration forms with a cheque for £20.00 to the Preschool as soon as possible or payments can be made online via Bank Transfer. Upon receipt ,a confirmation letter will then be sent with the earliest starting date as practical or the name held on a waiting list if there is no place available but you will be advised either way.

Once a place is allocated and confirmed by letter as stated above, to cancel the arrangement, the parent must write to the Manager of the Preschool as soon as possible but the registration fee will not be refunded.


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Funding & Support

Funding and Support - Nursery Education Funding

Old Stratford Preschool operates the Funding Scheme for 3 and 4 year olds in line with the Early Years at Northamptonshire County Council.


Children are currently entitled to funding the term after their 3rd birthday within the dates outlined below:

  • Birthday between 1st January – 31st March – Funding will be given for Summer term onwards

  • Birthday between 1st April – 31st August – Funding will be given for Autumn term onwards

  • Birthday between 1st September – 31st December – Funding will be given for Spring term onwards

Once your child is eligible for funding the Preschool will provide you with the necessary paperwork to fill in & return.


Funding entitles you to up to 15 hours childcare each week.  We can also offer places for children with the extended 30 hours funding but these places will be limited and require a unique code. The funding cannot be used for Breakfast Clubs or Lunch Clubs and as such these will be chargeable.

The Government is currently looking at reviewing the age at which children will be funded. As soon as a decision has been made we will incorporate it into our setting.

For more information on free childcare for 2,3 or 4 year olds please click here. 

You can use the funding calculator to tell you when your child becomes eligible for their 3 year old funding.

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

For more information please click here

Local Offer

Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority think will be available in their local area.

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