We offer all children (and parents) a free trial session to meet us and find out exactly what we do. Call Julie on the number below to book in a date.
We will then register your child (all children must be registered before attending Play Start) and discuss start dates.
Registering your child
Call Julie Barker, our Registration Secretary, on 01491 671134.
Download the registration form (PDF document).
Complete, sign and hand it to our supervisor or post it to the registration secretary (address on the form) with your registration fee cheque.
Once we have received your form we will confim the days for which your child has a place and the amount due for that term. Please pay fees within 5 days of being offered a place to guarantee it will be held for you.
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Our fees are £9.75 per session, per child for under 2s, £10.50 per child per session for over 2s (free for 3 and 4 year olds – see below) and £2 for the optional lunch club. Any changes in fees will be communicated though a parents’ newsletter. Our fees are payable half termly in advance, and are due in the first week of term or within 1 week of joining. We accept childcare vouchers.
Please settle promptly as we are an entirely self-funded charity and need to pay our staff and rent. We can offer payment by instalments if necessary – please speak to the treasurer.
Fees are still payable if your child cannot attend due to holidays or illness.
Early Years Education Funding
We offer three and four year olds funded sessions. Your child becomes eligible for their free Government Early Years Education Funded place from the start of the school term after their third birthday. For more information about the scheme please visit
We can offer assisted places to those who may have difficulty paying some or all of the fees. Any request is treated in the strictest confidence.
Half a term's written notice or fees in lieu of notice are required if you wish your child to stop attending Play Start.