Parental Contract

Sessions available

We offer sessions as follows:

  • Full day attendance, starting from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  Breakfast, lunch and tea will be provided.

  • Half day sessions, starting at either 8.00 a.m. or 1.00 p.m.  The morning session will include breakfast and lunch; the afternoon session will include tea.


A daily rate will be charged, regardless of the time that the child is dropped off or picked up. The same criteria will be applied to the half-day sessions.


Sessions cannot be swapped on an ad-hoc basis as this makes it very difficult to maintain the correct staff/child ratio.  However, if notice is given that the session change will be a permanent arrangement, then sessions can be changed. With notice and where there is availability, extra sessions may be bought.  Fees must be paid on the day and are separate to your monthly payment. 



Our hourly fee is £6.50 so sessions work out as follows:

Per week                                          Per month

One day a week - £65                  £281.66            

Two days a week - £130               £563.33

Three days a week - £195            £845.00

Four days a week - £240              £1126.66

Five days a week - £325               £1408.33

  • The nursery is open for 48 weeks of the year. We are closed for two weeks and two days at the end of August/beginning of September; for one week and one day at Easter, and one week and two days at Christmas.  Please note that we do charge for the times that we are closed.

  • Our fees are due one month in advance on the first day of each month. We calculate the fees by finding the weekly cost and then multiplying this by 52 (weeks of the year) and dividing by 12 (months of the year).  Payment must be paid by BACS.  

  • Fees must be received by the seventh of the month at the very latest.  If fees are not received by that date, then our Non-Payment of Fees policy will apply. Please see our website or in the Policies folder in reception.


  • The Nursery accepts Childcare Vouchers. Please would you confirm the identity of the scheme with the owner, Mrs Akhtar, before registering your child.  Only electronic vouchers can be accepted.


  • We offer a 5% discount to a younger sibling where an older sibling attends the nursery.  Once the older sibling leaves the nursery, the discount will no longer apply.


  • If your child cannot attend nursery for any reason (whether through illness or holidays), fees are still charged as our staffing costs are incurred whether your child attends or not.  


Fees for children eligible for Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

  • Chingford House Nursery is registered to accept FEEE for all 3 and 4 year-old children in the term following their third birthday. Children are entitled to 12 hours of free education each week, stretched over a period of 48 weeks when the nursery is open.


  • The nursery also offers 30-hour funded places.  Please speak to the owner about this as we can only offer the 30 hours to those children who are here for 4 or 5 full days a week.


  • Some children are eligible for funding in the term after their second birthday.  Parents are recommended to consult the Waltham Forest Directory where they can find the most up-to-date information about 2-year-old places, 3 and 4 year-old 15-hour places, and 3 and 4 year-old 30-hour places.


  • Parents who qualify for funding will have this amount deducted from the invoice. 


  • If you wish to take up your free nursery education, you are required to complete and sign a FEEE Parental Declaration form, detailing the timing of the free sessions. 


  • Any extra sessions will be charged at the full fee rate as the FEEE has already been deducted from fees.


  • If you only wish to access the 15 hours, and do not require any further hours, then we request that parents provide a packed lunch for their child.  This lunch is to consist of healthy food items and cannot comprise any food items containing peanuts.


Late Picking up fee

  • There is a charge for children being picked up late. The late fee should be paid on the same day and the charge is £1.00 per minute.


Deposit and notice period

  • To secure a place at Chingford House Nursery, a deposit of £600 is required.  The deposit will be deducted from the last month’s fees, so long as the required one month’s notice of leaving has been given.  In the event of insufficient notice, the deposit will be retained in lieu of notice and if the outstanding amount is more, this must be paid in full. 


  • For 3 and 4 year-old children who are only accessing the 15 hours FEEE, no deposit will be required. For two-year-old funded children who are only accessing the 15 hours FEEE, no deposit will be required.


Nappies and formula milk

Parents are expected to bring in nappies and any associated products as these will not be provided by the nursery. Similarly, formula milk will need to be provided by the parents.