Admissions, Fees & Forms
It is our intention to make Mereworth Pre-School accessible to children and families from all sections of the local community.
If you would like a place for your child at Mereworth Pre-School and would like to arrange an appointment to visit the setting, please contact Lisa Barker, Admissions Officer, for availability on 07553 915443 or email at
Session fees are available upon request and invoices are issued at the beginning of each term and are payable within seven days prior to the first week of each term.
In order for us to reserve a place for your child you must complete the Registration and Consent Form and return it to us with the Application Fee of £50.00 which is non-refundable.
We offer the Free for Two Scheme for families that are eligible. To check your eligibility, for Free for Two and the 30-hour scheme please go to: https://kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare
Free Government funding of 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year is available for all three-and four-year olds in the term after their third birthday (1st Sept - 31st Dec; 1st Jan - 31st March; 1st April - 31st Aug).
If you're eligible for 30 hours of Government funding for working parents meeting the criteria, we can accept up to 27 hours 45 minutes of childcare. Lunches would need to be paid for as this is not covered by the funding. Please ensure that you have the eligibility code ready as we need this information.
To obtain your code, please go to HMRC at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-tax-free-childcare
Whilst the Childcare Voucher Scheme has ended, we do still accept existing childcare vouchers. Many companies operated this scheme and we are registered with several of them. If we are not, then it is not a problem as it is easy to set up. For more information, please contact Lisa Barker, Admissions Officer.