If you are interested in applying for a place, please complete our application form available from the Pre-School or by clicking here, indicating the days you would prefer and return it to us.  The minimum age that a child can start at Pre-School is 2years 6months.  The only exception to this policy is for 'summer babies' who are born in July and August, who in order to benefit from a full year at Pre-School will be allowed to start in January.

Please look at our About Us page to find out more about sessions and prices.

During the term prior to your child's start date, you will receive an invitation to attend an induction session. This will help your child to settle in, provide you with useful information, introduce you and your child to your key worker and give you the opportunity to raise any questions you may have.

Free childcare for two year olds

Some children are able to access free early education/childcare in a pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. Check if you are eligible here. You will need to provide your surname, date of birth and your national insurance number. If you are successful, you will be provided with a unique reference number (URN) that you will need to print and provide us with.

All children will receive 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year free childcare the term after they have turned three.


If you would like to discuss anything further, do not hesitate to contact our Playleader, Maria on 01279 842614.


Admissions policy

Statement of intent

EYFS key themes and commitments

A Unique Child Positive Relationships Enabling Environments Learning and Development
1.2 Inclusive practice 2.1 Respecting each other

3.3 The learning environment

3.4 The wider environment


We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the playgroup through open, fair and clearly communicated procedures.

In order to achieve this aim, we operate the following admissions policy.

We describe our playgroup and its practices in terms which make it clear that it welcomes both fathers and mothers, other relations and other carers, including childminders.
We describe our playgroup and its practices in terms of how it treats individuals, regardless of their gender, special educational needs, disabilities, background, religion, ethnicity or competence in spoken English.
We describe our playgroup and its practices in terms of how it enables children with disabilities to take part in the life of the playgroup.

• We make our equal opportunities policy widely known.
• We are flexible about attendance patterns to accommodate the needs of individual children and families.
• We encourage children to be toilet trained.

We operate an assisted places policy that is open to children from Much Hadham who would normally attend Much Hadham Playgroup but due to unexpected financial hardship the parents/carer are unable to fund the place and there is no other available income to fund the place.  If you think your child may be eligible please talk to us about making an application.


This policy was adopted at a meeting of Much Hadham Playgroup held on 17th November 2009.