We accept application forms for children when they are over the age of 18 months. We accept applications at anytime of the year and if space is not available, you will be added to a waiting list.

Our Admissions Policy states that places are allocated in order of date of birth, not in order of receipt of application.

Application form

Please tell us your name
Please provide your email address so we can get back in contact
Please provide your phone number
Please provide your child's name
Please provide your child's date of birth
Please let us know when you are considering starting your child at the preschool
Please let us know if you are eligible for government childcare funding - you can find out more at https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs
If you have any questions or further information you would like to share, please do so here.
Please see below for our privacy and data retention policies.

This application places your child on our waiting list. Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee a place for your child. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries and we look forward to receiving your application.

Privacy Policy

Foundry Lane Community Playgroup are a data controller for the purposes of Data Protection. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous Early Years Provider or education provider, local authorities and the Department for Education (DfE).

You can view our full Privacy Policy and Data Retention Policy by clicking on the links below.

Privacy Policy

Data Retention Policy

Terms & Conditions

Once your child is offered a place and you accept it, we will require further information for our records. Your child’s birth certificate is required at this point with a copy made for our file. If you find that you no longer need the place, please inform us as soon as possible.

Further information

All children are eligible for 15 hours funded pre-school sessions from the term after their 3rd birthday. We may not be able to offer your child the full 15 hours at Foundry Lane Playgroup. The number of sessions allocated to each child depends on age and availability. (Please see our Admissions Policy for more details). You are entitled to seek the remaining funded sessions elsewhere if you wish.

Please see below for details of when your child can receive funded sessions from. We have one morning and one afternoon session each day from Monday to Friday and when allocating sessions we do aim to offer your child the most convenient sessions to you.

Please note that due to the high demand for places at Foundry Lane Playgroup, we cannot guarantee your child a place. As such we would strongly recommend that you also apply elsewhere.

A place at Foundry Lane Playgroup does not automatically entitle your child a place at Foundry Lane Primary School as we are a separate charity and the Local Education Authority deals with school places.

If we contact you with an offer of a place for your child, we will require a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

Funded and Non-Funded Sessions

15 hours Government funded sessions are available from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. We accept the 30 hours funding. More information is available on the government website www.gov.uk.

Please note however that although your child may be eligible for free sessions there is no guarantee that sessions will be available at these times.

Child's Birthday1st January - 31st march1st April - 31st August1st September - 31st December
Funded SessionsSummer Term (Usually April)Autumn Term (September)Spring Term (January)

2 Years

If there are spaces available, we do accept children from the age of 2 years but you will have to pay for these sessions until the term after your child’s 3rd birthday as set out above. You would normally be informed of the cost of these sessions when your child was offered a place.

You can find out if your child is eligible for 2 year funding via the Southampton City Council website www.southampton.gov.uk

Sessions and Lunch

From September 2021 fees above funded hours are charged for the term and  paid for in advance.


Morning 8:30-11:30  –  £14.70

Lunch 11:30-12:30  –  £4.90

Afternoon 12:30 – 15:30  –  £14.70