All three and four year olds are entitled to free, part time early education through Hampshire County Council's Early Years Education (EYE) funding. This equates to 570 hours for a child's eligible birth year. Knightwood Pre-School provides this through two different offers, depending on whether your child attends year round, or term time only.
Stretched Offer - this applies to children who attend pre-school all year round and equates to approximately 11 hours per week, up to a total of 570 hours per year
Standard Offer - this applies to children who attend pre-school on a term time only basis and equates to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
In both instances, a child becomes eligible for EYE funding at the beginning of the term AFTER their third birthday. We deal with the application process for you and will give you a form to sign each time an application is made.
Further details can be found by pressing the button below, which will take you to Hampshire County Council's website.
Some 2 year olds are also eligible for EYE funding. Please see here on Hampshire County Council's website for more information.
In addition to this, some 3 & 4 year olds whose families are in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium. Please see here on Hampshire County Council's website for more information. If you believe you may be eligible for EYPP, please ask us for an application form.
Please note, we only have limited term time only spaces available. Please contact us to see if we have the sessions you are looking for.
'My Daughter goes to this playschool 2 days a week and she comes out happy, tired, intelligent little girl, she is learning constantly and all the ladies who look after her are fab. Couldnt wish for a better play school.'
My twin girls have only been going since the beginning of January 2015. It is very friendly and you are made to feel welcome. My girls love going there and come home with pictures most days. I would highly recommend it to anyone.'
'My son loves it here. The staff are friendly and caring and do such exciting and interesting activities with the children. We are always updated with what the children have been doing and there are always photos to see which is lovely. Would highly recommend'
'Absolutely,the best pre school ever! Staff are awesome and all the kids are happy. Would recommend Knightwood to anyone xxx'
'Lovely Pre-School with lovely staff, my son has got so much more confidence since starting, they were also very helpful with him settling in as he had never been left before. They were also brilliant support to help me as well!'
'My son absolutely loves it here! All the staff are friendly and make my son feel so welcomed and at home. He is always coming home with so much to tell me about his day!'