Chimneytots at Church End Lower School is a local community provision with the aim of creating an affordable, flexible and high quality setting for children aged between 2 and 4 years.
The two settings are located on the Lower School sites at both Church End and Forest End.
We offer full and part time places for children from the term they turn 3 years old. All requests for session are processed in accordance with our Admissions Policy.
Our hours are 8.40a.m. to 5.40p.m. Monday to Friday – term times only. We offer two sessions a day from 8:40a.m. until 2:40p.m. with the possibility of up to 3 hours extra at the end of the day.
Lunch is incorporated as part of the 11.40a.m. – 2.40p.m. session. Children can bring a packed lunch or can choose to pay for a hot lunch from the school kitchen.
All children are eligible for 15 hours funding the term after their third birthday. Therefore, if your child turns 3 on or before:
Since September 2017 some families are eligible for 30 hours free childcare. Chimneytots offers the Universal 15 funded hours per week. Working with other nurseries and pre-schools we can enable those families who are eligible to take up the 30 hours free childcare across more than one provider. All additional Chimneytots hours that exceed the Universal 15 hours per week will be charged.
Fees are invoiced termly within the first two or three of weeks of each new term and the full bill must be paid by the date on the invoice.
If your child starts the term in which they turn 3, their sessions will be chargeable and you will receive an invoice for all the sessions they are due to attend that term.
Funding is available for up to 15 hours of childcare per week for 2-year-olds whose families meet one of the following criteria:
In receipt of:
Or they have a 2-year-old child who:
If you feel you are entitled for 2-year old funding you can either:
Please contact the school office to add your child’s name to on our waiting list.
Tel: 01234 768271