Chelwood is struggling to make ends meet.


Click here to Read the Early Education briefing to find out why!


All schools are suffering from the current funding cuts but Maintained Nursery Schools like Chelwood are even more vulnerable than most – This year Chelwood will have to find in the region of £250,000 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, with the planned roll out of 30 funded hours for working parents,  will see Chelwood fall short of 40% of current running costs threatening the existence of Chelwood as you know and love it.

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 – we have a model letter available for you to personalise  

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 Government has decided what to do with the Maintained Nursery Schools they forgot when undertaking the Early Years Funding review!

Find our what Chelwood is doing about funding shortfall…