2 Year Old Free Places

Lemon Tree Montessori Nursery Croydon

St Mary's Church Hall, Purley Oaks Road, Sanderstead, South Croydon CR2 0NY

Tel.: 020 8651 5061  (Nursery)   Tel.: 07795322688 (Head Office) 

Email: info@lemontreemontessori.co.uk

Opening hours: 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks

South Croydon Montessori Nursery School Lemon Tree Montessori Nursery School Accredited Montessori

We have a limited number of free 2 year old places available for eligible children. If your child is eligible (letter or number from the Council confirming the eligibility is required) please arrange a visit or register by completing and returning the registration form which can be downloaded below.

Click the green button below to check if your child is eligible for a free 2 year old place.


We offer 3 options for the free 15 hours for eligible 2 year olds:

1. 5 sessions Monday to Friday 3pm-6pm (term time)

2. A choice of 3 sessions 1pm-6pm (term time) - please note currently there is a waiting list for this option

3. A choice of 1 session x 1pm-6pm and 2 sessions x 3-6pm (all year school, 50 weeks per year, stretched funding)


Who is eligible for the two year old free early learning offer?

The free early learning offer is available for two year old children whose parents/carers receive one or more of the following:

•Income Support

•Income based Job Seekers’ Allowance

•Income related Employment and Support Allowance

•Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

•The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

•Child Tax Credit (with an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)

•Working Tax Credits (with an annual gross household income of no more than £16,190)


•Children who are looked after by the local authority;

•Children who have left care through special guardianship or an adoption/residence order;

•Children with a current statement of Special Education Needs or an Education Health Care plan in place;

•Children that attract Disability Living Allowance.

Please contact us to arrange the visit to view our facilities and to register your child to attend Lemon Tree Montessori.