Collaton St Mary Pre-School

Registered Charity No 1164816

Prospective parents

Applying for a place at our Pre-School

We take children from the age of 2 or 3 years old until they leave for school which is normally at 4 years old. The age at which your child starts with us is your choice, and will depend on your child receiving government funding or fee payments.


Children can receive 2 year old funding if they are eligible. All children receive 15 hours free childcare from the term after they are 3 years old and if you are working parents this can be increased to 30 hours if you qualify.

The following link will help you find out if you are eligible for either 2 year old funding or 30 hours.

Due to the increased number of children applying for a place, we look at our spaces for the whole year Sept - Sept. This enables us to regulate our intake to allow children whose birthdays fall in the autumn term to start after they are funded in January. We have a waiting list, and parents of children on this list will be contacted in the term before their children are due to start with us to confirm that they still require a place.

Once your child has been offered a place at our Pre-School you will need to let us know if your child has 2 year old funding or is eligible for the 30 hours.

Sept 2021 onwards

We have very limited spaces available now until September 2022.

If you would like to put your child's name down on our waiting list for a fututre start date please complete the Registering an Interest Form, for which you will need to read and agree to the Waiting List Privacy Notice both shown below and return it to us.

If you would like us to send you the form through the post or you have any queries regarding applying for a place at our Pre-School please email us to or give us a call on 01803 668810.