Free early education for three & four-year-olds

All three and four-year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. This starts the term after your child turns three and continues until the start of infant school.

You may be able to claim up to 30 hours a week of free early education if:

  • All parents in a household earn at least £120 a week (£112.80 if aged 21-24 or £89.60 if aged 18-20)
  • No-one in the household earns over £100,000 a year
  • One parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities
  • Both parents are employed but one or both are on parental leave or on statutory sick pay
  • One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated.

However, please note that FMC Pre-School is only open for 27.5 hours each week.

Check your eligibility here and apply for 30 hours of free early education here.

Free early education for two-year-olds

Your two-year-old child may be eligible for 15 hours a week of free early education if you receive certain benefits. For more information and to apply, click here.

Top-up fees

If your two-year-old child is not entitled to free early education, or if you want your three or four-year-old child to attend FMC Pre-School for more than 15 hours a week, you will have to pay top-up fees.

Age 2: £5.10 per hour (until the term after they turn three)
Ages 3 & 4: £5.00 per hour

Fees are paid at the start of every half term. If you would rather pay on a weekly or monthly basis, please speak to the Pre-School Supervisor. All booked sessions must be paid for, even if your child does not attend.

FMC Pre-School is part of Fleet Methodist Church, a registered charity. We are a non-profit organisation. All fees and grants collected are used to cover costs. We keep our fees as low as possible so that every child and family in our community is able to use the Pre-School.

Childcare vouchers

FMC Pre-School accepts childcare vouchers offered by employers. Please inform us early that you intend to use childcare vouchers so that there is no delay in collecting fees from your employer.