Nursery Education Funding

Children receive Nursery Education Funding from the term following their third birthday.  Parents can claim up to 15 hours of pre-school sessions per week. Claim forms are issued each term to all eligible children and parents are required to indicate how many of these hours they wish to claim for. We accept  children who are eligible for extended funded (3 and 4 year olds who meet eligibility criteria) for up to the 27.5 hours a week we are open. We also accept children funded from two years old. Please go the the gov.uk or the local council websites for more information and to apply.  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk gives information on all funding.

 

Any additional hours over the funded 15 hours will be charged at our standard hourly rate (as above).

 

For more information on Early Years Funding please see our Funding page.

Place Availability

Testimonials

Fees

Our hourly rate will be £6 from September 22.  We will also ask for 40p per morning from September 22 to cover the cost of snacks for the children.

Fees are payable each half term and parents/carers will be invoiced at the start of the half term. Fees can be paid through online banking (bank details are given at the bottom of each invoice) or by cheque. 
We currently accept payment via the government Tax Free Childcare Scheme. Please contact our Administrator for further details.

Failure to pay fees or regular late payments may result in your child losing their place at playgroup. The Committee will try to accommodate the financial circumstances of all families and can arrange a flexible payment plan if necessary. Please speak to our Administrator, or contact the Treasurer on the Committee, all details will be in the strictest confidence.

 

Fees are reviewed yearly so are subject to change.

"I'm so happy with Chestnut playgroup. I always feel welcome from all the staff."(March 2022) 

 

"We are very happy with Chestnut and all the staff and their support." (March 2022) 

 

"My daughter has enjoyed every second she spends at playgroup, you are all fantastic and do an amazing job, I feel she is well looked after, encouraged to do new things and her development has rocketed since joining." (March 2022) 

 

"My son  really enjoys his time at Chesnuts."  (March 2022)

 

"Chestnut playgroup is fantastic and all the team are amazing, I honestly don’t think there is any room for improvement." (March 2022)

 

"I do think that the staff have been fantastic and we really appreciate all the hard work that has gone in to fitting in with all the new guidelines. I’m really impressed with how confidently most of the children go in to the setting - they must all be very happy and comfortable there!" (October 2020)


"You’re all amazing!!! My son is settling in so well, and I know it’s because of the fantastic calming, friendly environment created. Thank you!!" (October 2020)

"Always more than happy with Chestnuts." (October 2020)

 

"Many thanks for all your hard work." (October 2020)

 

"You’re doing a great job." (October 2020)

 

"Staff are always accommodating." (October 2020)

 

"Great and safe." (October 2020)

1st Sept 2018 - 31st Aug 2019

School Year Group

Dates of Birth

Availability

1st Sept 2020 - 31st Aug 2021

1st Sept 2019 - 31st Aug 2020

2023

 

2024

 

2025

Full - Waiting List in Operation

Limited Places Available

Full - Waiting List in Operation

2022 - 23 Academic Year (September 22 - July 23)

School Year Group

Dates of Birth

Availability

1st Sept 2020 - 31st Aug 2021

1st Sept 2019 - 31st Aug 2020

2024

 

2025

 

2026

Limited Places Available

Places Available

Limited Places Available

2023 - 24 Academic Year (September 23 - July 24)

1st Sept 2021 - 31st Aug 2022

£6.00

  • From September 22
  • Fees calculated in sessions  - Morning Session: £18.00      - Morning & Lunch: £24.00    - All day: £33.00
  • 40p per morning snack charge requested.
  • £20 Registration Fee (unless fully funded on starting).

per hour

Admissions

Chestnut Playgroup offers places to children aged 2 years to school age. Our opening hours are 9am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday, during term time only. We offer a range of morning, lunch and afternoon sessions to suit your family’s needs.  From September 22: Parents & Carers can choose from a morning session only (9am-12pm), or with lunch (9am-1pm), or a full day of childcare (9am-2.30pm). 

 

Places for the morning sessions tend to fill more quickly so we advise that you let us know your preferences as soon as possible so that you are able to secure the sessions that you would like.

We accept children who qualify for extended hours funding and can offer this up to the 27.5 hours a week we are open. We also accept children who receive 2 year old funding (click here for the council web page on qualification).

 

To place your child's name on the waiting list please contact our Administrator or our Pre-school Leader.

 

You can also register your interest in the Playgroup by downloading a Registration Form and returning it to the Playgroup or Administrator by email or post. 

School Year Group

Dates of Birth

Availability

1st Sept 2020 - 31st Aug 2021

1st Sept 2022 - 31st Aug 2023

2025

 

2026

 

2027

Places Available

Places Available

Places Available

2024 - 25 Academic Year (September 24 - July 25)

1st Sept 2021 - 31st Aug 2022

* Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation we are tailoring in person visits taking into account any current restrictions in place. Please contact our Pre-school Leader or Administrator to see if a visit is possible. *

 

Should you wish to arrange a visit to Chestnut Playgroup and have the opportunity to meet our staff and ask any questions, please contact our Pre-school Leader via phone 07817 069696 or email: chestnut.pg@gmail.com.

Arranging A Visit

We are now full for this academic year (2021-22), and are operating a waiting list in all year groups. Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss places and to be placed on the waiting list. 

 

We are also taking bookings for September 2022 onwards for children from 2 years to school age. This is a guide to our current Availability: