Townsend Montessori Nurseries Limited offers a range of Free Early Education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, subject to eligibility, and can be applied over a range of sessions.

Children are entitled to Free Early Education the term after their 3rd birthday. We also offer *Free Early Education for 2 year olds.

Free Early Education can be taken for either 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year (term time only) or 12 hours per week, 48 weeks a year (stretched Free Early Education). If you require additional hours over your chosen weekly number of free early education, then an hourly rate will be applied.

Our price lists (available for download here) contain information regarding delivery patterns for free early education and our hourly rates for your chosen nursery. These terms apply only to our Kent based nurseries.

Forest Hill is an all year round nursery and is unable to offer term only places. Free Early Education is taken for 11 hours per week for 50 weeks a year.

30 hours free childcare

We also provide free childcare for three and four year olds for up to 30 hours per week. This can be taken as 24hrs per week over 48 weeks or 30 hours per week over 38 weeks at our Kent based nurseries. At Forest Hill we offer 22.5 hours per week, 51 weeks a year. This is subject to eligibility, please visit to check your eligibility.

There may be charges for extracurricular activities and meals for funded days. Meals & activities are optional.