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 9am to 3:15pm Monday to Friday – term times only.
We offer two sessions a day:
9am. to 12noon (3 hours)
12:15pm to 3:15pm. (3 hours)
Lunch is incorporated as part of the 12:15pm to 3:15pm 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 on a monthly basis.
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:
· Income Support
· income-based Jobseekers Allowance
· income-related Employment and Support Allowance
· Child Tax Credits or Working Tax Credits and have an annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190
· the guarantee element of State Pension Credit
· support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Or they have a 2-year-old child who:
If you feel you are entitled for 2-year old funding you can either:
apply online at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/free-childcare
or contact your local Children's Centre
or call the Early Years Help Service on 0300 300 8585 for more information.
Please contact the school office to add your child’s name to on our waiting list.
Tel: 01234 768271