Fees and Admissions

Admissions:

We welcome children from their second birthday until they start school. While many of our children come from Buckden and go on to Buckden Primary School, we usually welcome a significant number who live in nearby towns and villages such as Brampton, Perry, Southoe, Diddington, Stirtloe, St Neots, Huntingdon and the Offords.

We appreciate that some children will not be potty trained yet and fully support any potty training or assisted toileting requirements your child may have.

If you would like to put your child on our waiting list, please download our waiting list form (the file will appear at the bottom left of the screen). Once completed, this can either be printed off and sent to us through the post or emailed to us at buckdenpreschool@yahoo.co.uk (iPhone users can download the Word app here).

If you would like to register your child for admission, please download our registration form (file appears at the bottom left of the screen) and send it to us by email or post as above. (iPhone users can download the Word app here).

Opening hours

  • Term Times
  • Monday to Friday 9 am – 3 pm (lunchtime is 12-1)

We do our best to offer flexible childcare to suit your needs, so please contact us for current availability.

Fees and Funding

We currently charge £4.50 per hour. This fee includes a healthy snack during the morning session but does not include lunch, so your child should bring a packed lunch if they are with us until 1 pm or later.

We are registered for the Early Years Funding Scheme, which offers families 15 or 30 hours of free childcare each week, and also the Free Twos Funding Scheme available to families on certain benefits: this includes children in receipt of DLA (Disability Living Allowance), children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) and children looked after by the local authority. We are also happy to accept payment via the Employer Supported Childcare Scheme. You may also be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare.