Uniquely Maidstone YMCA has a well run Pre-School within the centre. Managed by professional and friendly qualified staff to ensure the best care for your child. The Pre-School also uses the Early Years Foundation Stage to help with your childs social and educational development. Children may attend up to 2 sessions a day.
We are always looking for volunteers to help in our pre-school sessions, so please contact Anne Elliott on 01622 749404 if you are interested in supporting us.
The Pre-School is open Monday to Friday in Term Time.
Morning Session- 9am-12pm
Afternoon Session- 12pm-3pm
Teatime Session- 3pm-6pm (except Tuesdays & Fridays)
We also run a breakfast club option from 8.30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
YMCA Pre-School is in receipt of free early education funding for two, three and four year olds. The Government provides 15 hours free early education a week for all 3 and 4 year olds from the term after their 3rd birthday. Subject to certain criteria, children of working parents may also be eligilbe to claim an additional 15 hours of free entitlement. We offer a number of these 30 hour free childcare places. We are also able to claim up to 15 hours free early education for your 2 year olds and the early year's pupil premium for 3 and 4 year old children if you are in receipt of certain benefits.
If you think you may be eligible for any of these then please speak to the Pre-School Manager or visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
For more information and details of our current availibilty, please contact the centre on 01622 749404/740889 and ask to speak to Anne Elliott. We are happy to arrange an appointment to come and see the pre-school and meet our friendly staff team at a time convenient for you, or you are welcome to come along to one of our open mornings which take place on a Saturday twice a year.