In line with the Government’s announcement on Wednesday 18 March, our pre-schools will close on Friday 20 March until further notice.

Unfortunately, due to being a small setting we have a very small number of critical workers requiring childcare. If you are a critical worker or have a child with an EHCP and are unable to keep your child at home, we will work with you to find an alternative childcare provider. For Sovereign pre-school we would redirect you to Sandcross school and for Merstham pre-school Lime Tree school – in the first instance.

We will put updates on YMCA East Surrey Preschools Facebook page with ideas you can do at home with your children.

We wish all our families the best and hope to see you again once this has passed.

View the Letter from Head of Children’s Services for more information.

YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-school offers high quality and affordable childcare for children aged 2–5 within the Merstham community.

Located in the Merstham Hub in Merstham, the pre-school benefits from a lovely bright activity room with an arts and crafts area. All children have access to a secure outdoor play area which includes water play, gardening and outdoor toys.

The Pre-School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework as outlined in this Early Years Foundation Stage leaflet.

Opening times

YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-School runs term-time (38 weeks per year) during the following times.

Monday to Friday | 08:45-14:45

We also run half day sessions (minimum of two half day sessions a week).
Morning | 08:45-11:45*
Afternoon | 11:45-14:45

* Lunch club
An additional lunch club from 11:45-12:45 is available to children booked on a morning half day session.
£5.50 for 3 year olds and over
£6.50 for 2 year olds


We are an Ofsted registered pre-school (registration no. EY554367).


2 year olds | £6.50 per hour
3-4 year olds | £5.50 per hour

Free Early Years entitlement for 2 year olds
We welcome those with entitlement to FEET funding. Visit to find out more and whether you are eligible.

Free childcare for 3 year olds
All children are entitled to funding for free childcare starting from the term after their third birthday. If your child is almost 3, come and have a chat with us about your requirements.

Peace of mind

YMCA East Surrey is a leading provider of under 5’s activities and out of school childcare, priding ourselves on our inclusive practice. All staff undergo an enhanced DBS check and regularly attend courses to update themselves and keep on top of changing policies. We have staff with specific experience in supporting children with a range of disabilities and learning requirements. Staff ratios are 1:4 for 2-3 years olds and 1:8 for 3-5 year olds in pre-school year.

Ofsted registration no. EY557339

Contact us

01737 643108

YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-School,
Merstham Community Hub, 2a 2b, Portland Drive, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3HY

YMCA Merstham Hub Pre-School terms and conditions

Click to download our Pre-school prospectus