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Admissions, Fees and Funding

CHUF Session Times

All of our sessions are three hours in length

Morning sessions run from 9.10am to 12.10pm (both settings are open every weekday morning)

Afternoon sessions run from 12.10pm to 3.10pm (Chearsley are not open on Tues & Fri afternoon)

Morning sessions are open to 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Afternoon sessions are open to 3 and 4 year olds only

Lunch is incorporated into the first half hour of each afternoon session

Late drop offs and /or early pick-ups is possible if session times coincide with school drop off and pick up.

CHUF Fees and Funding

 Our 3 hour session rate is £15.
A full day will be made up of two three hour sessions and cost £30, including lunch (£15 + £15)

At our Chearsley setting the Tuesday and Friday Lunch Bunch rate remains at £4.00 and cannot be included in funded hours

Important Points for Funded Children

• Guidelines specify that the full 15 hours of funding can only be claimed over a minimum of 3 days
• The maximum claim over two days is 12.5 hours
• The minimum claim is 2.5 hours on any one day
• Once you have made your preference you will be committed to that choice for the whole term. Attendance for funded sessions is essential unless your child is ill or on holiday
• Additional Lunch Bunch sessions are available on an adhoc basis at Chearsley on a Tuesday and Friday
• If your child attends a second provider, you are responsible for ensuring claims between both providers do not exceed 15 hours.

Age of child and funding status

Possible session options

Non funded 2 year olds

Any combination of morning sessions as per availability.
(There will be a maximum of 8 two year olds per morning).

Funded 2 year olds

All 5 morning sessions totaling 15 hours.
(Or any combination of morning sessions if less than 5 required or available).

Funded 3 and 4 year olds

Any combination of 5 sessions totaling 15 hours, or any combination of less than five sessions if required or available. (If more than 5 sessions are required please request these and where possible these will be accommodated).

30 Hours Free Childcare from September 2017

Currently all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare a week. As you may be aware this entitlement is changing with effect from September 2017. The entitlement is being extended from 15 hours to 30 hours per week (In total) for working families. Families where both parents or carers (or the sole parent/carer, if a one parent family), are working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the National Minimum Wage and no more than £100.000 per year will be eligible for the 30 Hours.

You will still be eligible if :

• One parent is working and the other has a disability or substantial caring responsibilities.
• A parent is away from work temporarily (sick or maternity)
• A grace period has been put in place by the government to assist parents whose employment circumstances change

Note: Please be aware that the entitlement to a free place does not offer a guarantee of a place at any one provider or a particular pattern of provision.

At CHUF we will not currently be offering the 30 hours as this will severely reduce the number of children we are able to offer a place to. Whilst CHUF are not offering the additional 15 hours, it will be possible for parents to access these extra hours through a second provider (Such as Childminder, nursery or pre-school, assuming that they are signed up to the 30 Hours scheme), and claim the initial 15 hours with CHUF. Currently many of our children already access more than one provider to fulfil their childcare needs.

Should you wish to find out more information regarding the 30 Hours scheme please visit ‘The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service’ at: and to keep up to date with these changes and to register to check your eligibility please also visit:

Call Chearsley & Haddenham Under Fives Pre-school on 01844 299123

Where We Are

The Village Hall
Winchendon Road
HP18 0DP

Telephone: 01844 202588

St Mary’s CE School
Aston Road
HP17 8AF

Telephone: 01844 299123

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