CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)

CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)


Morning everyone! Apologies, am having issues with the page this morning (Tuesday 12th May). So have been unable to post anything so far. Will endeavour it get it sorted asap and post as soon as I can.

Have a good day everyone!
Stay safe.
Good morning! The CHUF summer party is provisionally booked for Sat 4th July. However we are desperately low on volunteers and may have to cancel if we dont get some helpers soon. If you can spare an hour or 2 to help run a stall, help set up or clean up or bake a cake etc, please message me directly! Thank you
A bag was left behind at today's Crib Service. If needed this weekend please message me, if not I will take to CHUF Haddenham on Monday morning.
Christmas cards, mugs and other festive items have arrived! And they look super! Look out for them in your childs trays from Monday
Luckily we dont need a kidney from you. Just a bottle of something, some Christmas food or beauty products for our hampers. Donation boxes are now available at each site. Thank you to all who have given so far
An amazing Pre school with such lovely staff and children alike. And a fantastic commitee too! We have done lots of events and some sessions there in both settings and it’s such a warm, welcoming and enjoyable environment for the children to thrive in 💕

Chearsley chufs lovely to hear you were chatting about our Halloween party and are so excited this morning! We can’t wait to welcome some of you back for holiday chimping fun 🥰 and even some of your teachers too after your excited chatter 😃

CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)

Thank you for all your donations. Hamper making was well underway this morning! There is still time to buy your raffle tickets. The draw for Chearsley is Tuesday 11th and for Haddenham it will be Thursday 13th. Good luck everyone!
The Christmas mugs have arrived! The cards are due to arrive tomorrow. Look out for your child's creation in their in-trays later this week! 🎅🎄❄☃️
Thank you to everyone who supported our Halloween Party. We had a wonderful time and hope you did too. X
There is still time to get your tickets for this Friday's CHUF Halloween Party! Entertainment courtesy of Cha Char Chimps starts 2.15pm, doors open 2pm. Book online here:
Look out for raffle ticket sellers at drop off and pick up. We have some fantastic prizes for our Halloween raffle, including meal vouchers, a riding lesson and some Zumba classes just to mention a few!
Join us for some Halloween fun this half term! CHUF committee presents a Halloween Party with entertainment courtesy of Cha Char Chimps on Friday 26th October, 2-4pm. Book your tickets now!

Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives (CHUF), is a dual setting pre-school in the villages of Chearsle

CHUF welcomes children from two years old to school entry age. CHUF in Chearsley is held in Chearsley Village Hall where we have been running as a pre-school since 1968. CHUF in Haddenham opened in February 2003 and is based at St Mary’s CE School in Haddenham, where we have a room dedicated for our use. Both pre-schools have fantastic outside play areas and we provide children with an exciting environment in which to learn.

Operating as usual


I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the wonderful Chuf ladies for my beautiful flowers & generous leaving gifts. It has been fun working with you all, you are all amazing & I will miss you 🥰


The children have been working together using different media materials to create our colourful Weather display. 🌞🌧💨🌈❄️

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 28/01/2022

Following on with our Weather theme.
The children enjoyed their weather theme snack today.


As mentioned in our latest newsletter we have created a new page for our Haddenham setting and this page will continue for our Chearsley setting. We hope this will be less confusing for parents.

For information and photos from Haddenham CHUF, please follow our new page:

CHUF Haddenham, chearsley and Haddenham under fives Preschool


Please find below our topic for this coming term.


Merry Christmas to all our children and families from everyone at CHUF.

We wish you all a magical Christmas full of all your favourite things.

Thank you so much for all the lovely cards, gifts and kind words we received, we really do appreciate them and they mean a lot to us.

We have everything crossed that we will be back in the New Year and can’t wait to hear about all the fun they have had!

Happy Christmas! 🎄🎅🎁

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 24/12/2021

Here are some highlights from our Christmas celebrations at Haddenham CHUF, the children had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the activities.
Thank you for supporting all our events especially our concert & the bauble lottery. Congratulations to our winner, Huey’s Mummy, Natalie!
Can’t wait to see everyone in the new year 🤞 at the Haddenham setting we are going to be embracing Hygge, the Danish art of happiness and wellbeing🧣🕯🛋 perfect for the winter months.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas,
with love from the CHUF ladies x


Christmas Bauble Lottery!
If you can, please support CHUF by entering into our Christmas Bauble Lottery.
The baubles which were made by the children, are £2 & available to buy at both settings. You could win £50!
Money raised will enable both settings to buy extra resources for the children. 🎄

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 10/12/2021

This week at Chearsley Chuf we have continued with our Christmas activities .
They have included making Gingerbread cookie’s to take home, Organic Reindeer food for the children to leave out on Christmas Eve, making Christmas 🎄 Tree decorations and taking them down to the village tree to decorate.
And they have also enjoyed playing in the Nativity role play are on the patio.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 09/12/2021

The children at Haddenham CHUF have been making decorations for the Community Christmas Tree Festival in Haddenham.
Some of the children were able to help set up the tree this morning and they really enjoyed walking round to the church.
The festival is at St Mary’s Church from the 10th - 12th December.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 01/12/2021

At Haddenham CHUF the children have had lots of fun learning about animals over the last few weeks, here are a few photos of the activities they have been enjoying and some from our Children in need pyjama day when the children had hot chocolate at snack time.

We are going to concentrate on Christmas for the last couple of weeks of term. We have lots of fun planned for them including making cards, crafts, decorations, learning songs for our “round the Christmas tree” performance and the children’s party. We hope they will have a wonderful time! 🎄🥧

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A selection of photos of the childrens activities from Pudsey & Diwali. The children had fun playing hide & seek with Pudsey, musical Pudsey dots & enjoyed a Teddy bears picnic snack with the orange juice that they made earlier.
And took home the Pudsey bear biscuits that they made.

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A selection of photos of last weeks Poppy activities from decorating Poppy biscuits and making a wreath to take to the War memorial.

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A few photos from last week at Chuf Chearsley.

We had two very cute & cuddly visitors brought in by Lauren G one of the Chuf ladies , they were loved by everyone 🥰
We listened to the story “ouch the hedge hog”, and the children to part in a scavenger hunt. We the discussed some of the things they found & what type of animal that might eat these before hibernating for the Winter.
The children also had fun painting some fabulous fireworks pictures, exploring mixing different colours & glitter to creat their masterpieces.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 09/11/2021

Haddenham CHUF would like to say a really big thank you to all our parents who contributed to
the the visit from the Ark mobile farm today. The children have absolutely loved every minute of it and got so much from the experience. We are looking forward to further developing their knowledge of the animals we saw today with lots of fun activities in the setting. More photos to follow on the EyLog.


Pre-School Assistant - Aylesbury HP17 -

We have a vacancy for a pre-school assistant at our Haddenham setting.

We would like an energic, enthusiastic person to join our lively pre-school. Level 3 childcare qualification would be fantastic but not necessary as full training will be given.

Part-time hours: 15.00 per week

Application deadline: 15/11/2021

Expected start date: 05/01/2022

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Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 28/10/2021

At Haddenham CHUF, we have had a fantastic first half of the Autumn term, and have been so pleased to see the children settling in so well.

Last week, we went all out to teach the children about harvest & where our food comes from.
We had so many great activities & learning opportunities and the children really enjoyed it.
Some of the highlights were, the CHUF bakery (children could use real dough & bake bread), the farm shop, planting vegetables in soil, small world farm, pumpkin scooping, vegetable soup & rolls for our snack, hay bales on the patio and having real chickens visit CHUF.
One of the chickens, “Chickoletta” hatched at CHUF in the summer term and so it was lovely for the children who were here then, to see her all grown up!
A really big thank you to Erin’s Mummy, Nadine, for bringing them in for us. We really appreciate all the effort you put in to making this happen.
Less happy news was having to say goodbye to our wonderful administrator Sally Smith who has left Chuf to pursue a new career. Sally has been at Chuf for 14 years and has worked tirelessly making sure everything runs smoothly for staff and parents. We will miss you so much Sally, but wish you every happiness in your next adventure.
We welcome Debbie Whale as our new administrator.

We hope you are all having a lovely break & look forward to seeing the children back next week.
Our new topic will be animals but we will also be learning about the different festivals of light that are celebrated at this time of year.

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A little glimpse of some of our Autumnal displays & activities.


Please see below the list of Topics for Chearsley Chuf.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 15/10/2021

Here are some of the activities from Haddenham Chuf this week. The children really enjoyed acting out an autumn puppet show, using the touch & feel mystery box to come up with lots of descriptive words, and the spider web maths game.

Next week we are going to be thinking about harvest time and learning where our food comes from. It is our last week before the half term break and we have lots of exciting activities planned. If your child has anything from home related to farming they are welcome to bring it in for show and tell.
Have a lovely weekend!

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 08/10/2021

This week at Haddenham Chuf, we have been learning about Autumn and harvest. 🍁
The children have enjoyed lots of colourful Autumn themed activities and also loved jumping in muddy puddles with Peppa Pig and Kimmy’s maths club.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 30/09/2021

Part of our revamping of our patio area, We have created a dinosaur world for the children to play with.. I think you can agree it looks Roarsome ! And the children love it 😊

Photo 2 are the children’s pizza faces, they made , which is part of our “This is me topic”

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Some of the activities from last week at Haddenham Chuf.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 19/09/2021

Here are some of the activities we have been doing at Haddenham Chuf this week. We are continuing our ‘All About Me’ topic and the children are learning lots about themselves and others. Everyone really enjoyed the Wow activity which was painting with our feet. Look out for the mural featuring the children’s self portraits this week.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 17/09/2021

During our snack time chats with the children, we discovered how and where their food came from. We turned this into a learning opportunity and took the children to the Chearsley allotments, where the children saw lots of fruit and vegetables growing. This encouraged lots of language from the children.
Later in the week we extended what the children had learnt by making apple crumble and apple muffins .


Autumn 🍂 term at Chearsley Chuf
Our topic is….
This is me .

During the first half of the Autumn term, our topic will be ‘This is Me’. The overall aim of the topic is to help the children develop relationships with others and develop core skills in the prime areas of learning such as boosting self confidence, language and physical skills.

Activities will include;

Turn taking games to promote 2 way interactions.

Home corner role play to promote interactions and pretend play.

Take part in an obstacle course and ball games to promote balance and core strength.

Learn how to look after their teeth to promote oral health.

Listen to stories and rhymes to support language and literacy.

Go on a listening walk to develop listening and sounds discrimination.

Use objects for building, measuring and comparing heights.

Learn about shape,number and size.

Make pictures of their family to develop sense of self and talk about similarities and differences.

Explore materials and tools for fine motor development.
We will be sharing photos of our family and pets to promote language and conversation, as well as having a visit from Lauren’s puppies once they are born!!
Lauren will be keeping us up to date by sharing their progress on a live Puppy cam ! Donna will be bringing in her hamster too , helping the children to learn about animal care.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 13/09/2021

Welcome back to Chuf Chearsley to our returning children & welcome to our new starters . We hope you all had a lovely Summer & we look forward to having lots of fun times together 😊
Please see the last photo for this terms topic.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 12/09/2021

Our first week back at Haddenham Chuf has been fantastic!
The children have all settled so well and it has been an absolute delight to see our returning children again and meet all of our new starters.
The children have really enjoyed all of the activities and we hope they have come home & told you all about what they have been doing.


Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer.

The Chuf autumn term will start tomorrow, Monday 6th September.

We are really looking forward to seeing our returning children again and getting to know all our new starters.

The sun is going to be out this week so please remember to put sunscreen on your children and bring a hat for them.

We have lots of fun activities planned and will do our very best to help everyone settle in.

The Chuf ladies.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 16/07/2021

Today we harvested our vegetables that we had planted & the Children had them for snack.

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 16/07/2021

At Haddenham Chuf we have just had the most amazing week celebrating the end of the school year.
Our mermaid & pirate themed parties went so well and it was lovely to see the children having such a fantastic time.
The ladies had put so much time & energy into creating the ‘wow factor’ for the party & it made it all worthwhile to see the excitement on their little faces. We heard one child say “can we stay out here forever?” which made our day.

Our leavers assembly was so emotional & the children performed their songs with such joy and pride. We can’t express what a privilege it is to support & guide their little journey through Chuf. We are really proud of them all, and will miss them so much. We wish you all lots of luck for big school!

We would like to thank you all for your kind & unbelievably generous gifts, cards & words of appreciation. It really does mean the world to us.

Finally, as most of you will now know, our beautiful Debbie Fleetwood is leaving Chuf too. Debbie has been nurturing children at Chuf for 17 years & really does have a heart of gold. She has given so much to Chuf and all the ladies over the years & and we will miss her beyond words.
Wishing you every happiness for the future Debbie you deserve it. We love you!

We hope you have a wonderful, fun filled, sunny summer.
We look forward to seeing our returning children in September & cannot wait to meet meet our new starters!

Happy holidays! ☀️☀️☀️

Photos from CHUF (Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives)'s post 16/07/2021

As we come to the End of the Summer term & despite what a challenging year ! We hope the children have had fun & have fond memories of their time at Chuf.
We would like to wish our leavers a fond farewell & good luck for Big School, we will miss you all 🥰
Thank you to all our parents for their thoughtful words,cards & gifts, we really appreciate the time & thought you have taken to do this for us .
We wish you all a safe & happy Summer & look forward to seeing those children that will be returning to us in September.

Snapshot of the children’s party & obstacle course .


Chearsley CHUF invite you to an ‘Open Morning’ on Monday 19th July from
10am to 12pm at Chearsley Village Hall, Winchendon Road, Chearsley, HP17
0DP. Do pop in to take a look at our wonderful setting, and fantastic
facilities and enjoy a Tea, coffee, or squash.
Set in an idyllic location Chearsley CHUF provides children with a
nurturing, safe, stimulating, and happy environment to learn. Funding
available in both settings for eligible 2-year-olds, and all 3- and
4-year-olds (15 hours Universal Funding), and Extended Funded
Entitlement of up to 24 hours available in our Chearsley setting.
Chearsley CHUF has: Great outside play areas, High quality care and
pre-school education, Fantastic play equipment for learning and
interactive play, High staff to child ratios, Highly qualified and
caring team. Graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted (Chearsley- Dec 2018), Registered
charity and member of the Early years Alliance.
If you have any queries about our open day, please email:
[email protected]

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A huge thank you to Erin’s Mummy, Nadine, for bringing these absolutely adorable ducklings into Haddenham Chuf today. The children are all in love with “Donald & Jemima” and they are inspiring so much conversation & learning.


We currently have availability in all our sessions at Chearsley CHUF. Sessions run Monday to Friday 9.10am to 12.10pm for children aged 2, 3 and 4, and in our afternoon sessions which run Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12.10pm to 3.10pm for children aged 3 and 4. We offer both Universal and Extended Entitlement funding. Please do feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested. Further information can be found at or please email [email protected].

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The Chearsley setting can be contacted on 01844 202588, and Haddenham setting on (01844) 299123.

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Sarah releasing our butterflies; they were a little reluctant to fly out into the big wide world.




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Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:10pm
Thursday 9am - 3:10pm
Friday 9am - 12:10pm
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