Our services are accessible to all children in the community. We operate a waiting list in date of birth order for Pre-School.

A child born in this period

Will become eligible for a free place

1 April to 31 August

1 September following child’s 3rd birthday (Autumn* school  term)  

1 September to 31 December

1 January following child’s 3rd birthday (Spring* school term)  

1 January to 31 March  

1 April following child’s 3rd birthday (Summer* school term)    

* based on a 3 term school year


Please ask for details about Childcare Vouchers/Salary Sacrifice Schemes.  We are registered to accept nursery vouchers from Edenred (formerly Accor);  Care-4; Sodexho; AllSave; Kiddivouchers; and Computershare to name a few.

Help paying for childcare ( >>


– Early Years Funding free entitlement

Funding is available to all children aged 3 and above, starting at the beginning of the school term following the child’s 3rd birthday.
In Kent children become eligible to claim their free entitlement according to the table.

As from 1st September 2010 the government will offer 15 hours of funding each week for 38 weeks per academic year.   Services provided outside of the funding will be charged for.  The Early Years funded hours at SKIPS are on a sessional basis between 9.30am and midday and 12:30 to 3pm term time.


You can make a claim for up to 80% of childcare costs under the Tax Credit Scheme. Whilst 9 out of 10 parents with children are entitled to this funding there are limits on the weekly costs you can claim. The actual amount will depend on your income.

Help paying for childcare - Tax Credits ( >>

For more information either call the Helpline on 0845 300 3900 (text phone 0845 300 3909) open 8am to 8pm - or visit the HMRC Tax Credit section at


We would be delighted to send you our prospectus and registration forms via email or post. Please contact us on 01732 882869 / 07860 271564 or via email for further information or to make an appointment for a 'Show Round'.

Thank you
Sue Chesson (Owner)