Chelwood is struggling to make ends meet.




All schools are suffering from the current funding cuts but Maintained Nursery Schools like Chelwood are even more vulnerable than most – Find out why here:

This year Chelwood will have to find in the region of £300,000 to maintain the level of service families have experienced over the past years.

Changes to Government funding of the early years free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds and the roll out of 30 funded hours for working parents,  have seen Chelwood’s Government funding fall short of current running costs by 40%. This threatens the existence of all Maintained Nursery Schools like Chelwood as you know and love it.

The Covid Pandemic has also added to costs and  the Government has not included Maintained Nursery Schools in their arrangements to reimburse these extra costs. 

In these times of struggle Chelwood needs support from everyone who values the work of Chelwood Nursery School. Help us challenge the Government’s underfunding of education and of Maintained Nursery Schools.

To find out more click here:

Help us to raise the profile of our nursery school – write to your MP about what Chelwood has meant to you and your family . Please use our model letter and personalise it to send to your MP. 

Letter to MP re Chelwood Nursery School

Please show your support:

  • Use your social media to raise awareness of this petition with others and ask your family and friends to sign it too.
  • Follow Chelwood on social media to keep up to date with what’s happening:
    • Facebook @ChelwoodNurserySchool  & @ChelwoodHouseforFamilies
    • Twitter @ChelwoodHT
    • Instagram  – Chelwood Nursery School

Please help us keep going over the next year or so, until the next Comprehensive Funding Review when the Government has promised to make a long term funding plan for the Maintained Nursery Schools. 

Make a donation to our charity Chelwood House for Families

Find our what Chelwood is doing about funding shortfall…