Admissions & Fees

We are full until September 2018. We will register children from Spring 2018.  There will be a deposit of £50 required for all children, which will be returned at the end of the first half term.

Click here to download a Waiting List Application.
Once completed, please return to


Insured to take children from 2 to 5 years.

We operate a waiting list which you are welcome to join. New Millside takes children in date of birth order, catchment children first – please see our catchment area.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Jacky Hobbs, Business Manager direct on 07928 689736 or via email

If we are not your catchment pre-school please follow the link on the ‘useful link’ page to Buckinghamshire Family Information Service, this will provide you with a list of pre-schools in your area.


Sessional Fees £21 for 3 hours (unless funded - see below '3 & 4 Year Funding')
Lunch sessions cost £5.00 (1/2 hour)

Fees letters are sent out the last week of the term for the following half-term.  These are payable in advance, by the second week.  By arrangement, we can offer a flexible payment system for families with differing means.  We do charge if your child is absent for holidays/short illnesses, as our costs remain the same.  Prolonged illness can be negotiated.

Each child’s attendance at the group is conditional upon continued payment of any necessary fees.  We require a minimum of three weeks notice should you decide to remove your child.  If you remove your child during a half term, your fees will be payable to the end of that half-term.

Unfortunately the Government are underfunding all childcare places, worse still, funding levels are set to stay the same until 2020 even though the cost of wages, pensions, rent, training and much more will rise during that time.  Therefore we are carrying a shortfall for each funded hour.  We cannot subsidise these places.  To ensure we remain financially viable, we need to ask all parents to make a voluntary contribution of £1 per hour for every ‘funded hour’ attended.  We are sure you understand the predicament we are in.  Should you have any queries regarding this, please don’t hesitate to contact Jacky Hobbs.  If you are unable to make the voluntary donation, we do have a list of consumables that you might like to help with.

From September 2017 we are also have to introduce a fee of 50p per session to cover the cost of consumables as the Government funding is intended to cover the cost to deliver high quality care not consumables.

3 & 4 Year Funding

Your child will become eligible for funding the term after they are three.  A funded place entitles your child for up to 15 hours per week - spaces permitting. In line with local schools New Millside has one intake a year in September, generally no further sessions will be available until the following September.


Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education and childcare.
You must be getting one of the following:

Children are also entitled to a place if:

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January

Contact your local council to check if you are eligible.

Extended Absence

Child is absent for long period due to sickness – New Millside will record the reason for the absence and ask parent to sign as confirmation.  This evidence will be retained for audit purposes.  If absence is for a long period, perhaps due to hospitalisation, we will consider if the hours can be reallocated on a temporary basis.
Child is absent due to family holidays or pilgrimage – Funding will be retained for the remainder of the term.  However, if a child is absent for a period greater than four weeks, the place will be reallocated if it is required by another family.  When/if the child returns they will be treated as a new application for a place.  New Millside MUST be informed in writing of extended holidays with their Child’s return date.
Child from Traveller community (Gypsy, Roma & Traveller) – Gypsy, Roma and traveller children must be known by METAS to be treated as an exception.  Travellers should be treated the same as other families but it is recognised that they may attend on an irregular pattern and may not agree to sign a Parent/Provider Agreement (FFE4).  If a traveller is absent for a period of more than four weeks their place will be reallocated by New Millside unless the setting is advised differently by METAS
Failure to notify - Failure to notify New Millside of extended holiday and/or prolonged absences in writing with a return date, will result in the child’s place being reallocated within the first 7 days.