About Us

Chestnut Playgroup offers childcare for children aged between 2 and 4 years to come and learn through play whilst under the care of our qualified staff.

Based in the Cathodeon Centre, our setting is bright and spacious and offers great facilities to the children who attend our playgroup. We have a large garden space with static play equipment, raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and a wildlife area.

Our setting is next to Conker's Children's Centre and our village library.  Children visit the library regularly as part of our weekly programme of activities.

The playgroup has close links with Linton Infant School, and aims to equip children with the basic skills in preparation for school.

Our Mission Statement

Chestnut Playgroup aims to provide a high standard of care and early year's education in our friendly, safe and stimulating environment, where your child is happy, healthy and can express themselves confidently.  We work in partnership with parents to lay the foundations for your child's education and develop your child's learning as an individual; knowing how to inspire and nurture them as they learn through play.

Our Ethos



We run sessions on Monday to Friday during term time.  Our session hours offer flexible childcare for parents, giving them the option to start with a morning, extend this session with a lunchtime, or enrol their child in a full day of childcare from 9am to 2.30pm. 






Morning Session

 9am - 12 noon

9am – 12noon

9am – 12 noon

9am – 12 noon

9am –12 noon



 12 noon - 12.30pm

12 noon – 12.30pm

12 noon – 12.30pm

12 noon – 12.30pm

12 noon – 12.30pm

Afternoon Session

 12.30pm - 2.30pm

12.30pm – 2.30pm

12.30pm – 2.30pm

12.30pm – 2.30pm

12.30pm – 2.30pm


The committee agrees session fees each year. 
From September 2019

Morning Session 3hrs - £16.50
Lunch - £2.75
Afternoon Session 2hrs - £11

Fees are payable each term and parents/carers will be invoiced at the start of each half term.  Fees can be paid by cheque, made payable to 'Chestnut Playgroup' or through online banking.  Bank details are given at the bottom of each invoice.

Failure to pay fees or regular late payments may result in your child losing his/her place at playgroup. The committee will try to accommodate the financial circumstances of all families and can arrange a flexible payment plan if necessary.  Please speak to the Pre-school Leader or contact the Treasurer on the committee.

Nursery Education Funding

Children receive Nursery Education Funding from the term following their third birthday.  Parents can claim up to 15 hours of pre-school sessions per week.  Claim forms are issued each term to all eligible children and parents are required to indicate how many of these hours they wish to claim for.  Any additional hours over the funded 15 hours will be charged at £5.50 per hour.

We are accepting children who are eligible for extended funded (3 and 4 year olds who meet eligibility criteria) for up to the 27.5 hours a week we are open. 


Chestnut Playgroup is based within the Cathodeon Centre, Linton.  The centre is located just off the High Street, at the junction of Horseheath Road and Bartlow Road.  There is adequate parking in the centre's car park, or alternatively parents and visitors can park on the main road.


Chestnut Playgroup is registered with Ofsted and our registration number is 221914.  The last inspection report was completed in June 2019 and a copy of this report can be obtained from the playgroup or through the Ofsted website.

Pre-school Learning Alliance

We are a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) -  a leading educational charity specialising in the early years.

Registered Charity No. 1090719
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