Applying for Silsoe Pre-School

 We offer places for new admissions on a termly basis with mid-term start dates available where there is availability. Places are allocated in accordance with our Admissions Policy. 


We are seeing an increase in applications and recommend that all children wishing to attend Silsoe Pre-School apply as early as possible so that they can be placed on the waiting list. To apply please complete and return the form at the bottom of this page. 




For details of current availability please email


In order for us to confirm places in advance, please submit an application form (below). We can get very busy so we recommend adding your child to the waiting list as early as possible. 


Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together some answers to questions we are regularly asked which we hope you will find useful. 


Can I have a look around the Pre-School?

Yes, please just get in touch to arrange a time for you and your child to come in.


What is the induction process?

At the start of the term your child is joining us, you will be invited in to setting for a Stay & Play session. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's key person and for your child to familiarise themselves with our setting.  You will visit your child's classroom, meet the rest of the team and speak to our Pre-School Manager to ask any questions you may have.


Can I apply for 2, 3 & 4 year old government funding?

Yes, Silsoe Pre-School is a 15 funded hours provider. If you are entitled to 30 hours then you can split your allocation across two settings provided that you do not exceed your total entitlement per week of funded early years education across the two settings. Please note that you will be asked to provide details when you complete funding forms at both of your pre-schools/nurseries each term.


Do you accept childcare vouchers and tax credits?

Yes we accept all recognised childcare vouchers.


How do I register for a place?

Please download the Application Form below, complete it and send it in to us with your registration fee, if applicable.


What is the registration fee for & do I need to pay it?

The fee covers the administrative cost of processing your registration e.g. liaison regarding session requirements, sending out welcome packs and so on. All children who are attending non-funded sessions must pay the registration fee at the time of submitting their application. 


If your child will be attending more than 5 sessions per week or is not eligible for government funding on their start date, then you do need to pay the registration fee.


To find out more about government funding and financial support please visit Central Bedfordshire Council Financial support


If there is anything not covered above, then please email us at and we will be happy to answer your queries.


If you require assistance completing our application form or would like information in another format please call us on

01525 864 938.

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