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Helen Marie Skillett

Open Monday to Thursday each week 8am-6pm daily. I do not open bank holidays. I provide evening meals, all allergies catered to. Open 50 weeks of the year. 

I take children from 6 months upwards and provide care for school age children attending Ashford Oaks, Godinton Primary and Tenterden primary at present too.

The children have access to the family smallholding, where they have the opportunity to feed and collect eggs from chickens and grow fruit and veg. We do this in our secure outdoor spaces at home too.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helen skillett
01233 639 189

Where to go


My setting is my 4 bed home in South Ashford. The children have accesss to the entire downstairs of my home including the kitchen at times with full adult supervision. I have other areas where younger children can settle to sleep. Secure gardens to front and rear. 

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 1 month(s) to 8 year(s), 11 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:00 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 18:00
Thursday 08:00 18:00
Friday 08:00 18:00

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£5.00 Per hour
ECD Type
Offers pickups
Ashford Oaks and Godinton Primary
Cost details
Variable prices dependant on hours and ages of those attending
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Total vacancies
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 0 1
1 5 3
0 5 3
5 7 6
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Computers / It, Swimming, Cookery, Toddler Groups, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Dance, Team Games, Discussions / Talks, Trike, Environmental Area, Tv/video/dvd, Water Play, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Help With Homework, Healthy Living, Languages, Library - Baby Bounce and Rhyme Under 3's, Internet Connection, Kitchen, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 2-4 Yrs, Library Visits, Library - Storytimes For Children Aged 3-5 Yrs, Library - Storytimes For Pre-School Children, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Messy Play Area, Paddling Pool, Outdoor Activities, Pets, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Sandpit, Arts And Crafts, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Sign Language / Makaton, Bouncy Castle, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Car Parking, Soft Play Area, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Stories, Childminding Link Group

I provide 30 hour funding with options to do over 3 or 5 day sessions

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access details
I do not at present.

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Not presently partnered. Full Funding offered term time only. Stretched funding an option also for those families requiring it. 

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

Completion of getting to know me forms with parents, regular reports also.

I complete regular progress reports and personal scrap books are filled with children’s achievements and/or activities. 

Daily diaries completed for those in Early Years age range. 

Each child’s educational planning is based on information gained on an initial visit and the parents completion of a ‘Getting to know me’ form. I’m happy to access any training that will further help children in my care and their achieving to their best abilities. 

Though my setting wouldn't be suitable for children with physical disabilities, I would be able to cater for language and/or learning delay in children. 

I intend to provide an inclusive environment for all and already use makaton in setting, I will happily access any relevant training that may ensure I provide the tailored support to individuals requiring such care. 

The progress reports will highlight concerns and with parent partnership we can address any issues and provide support where needed together. 

My environment is spacious and I provide opportunity for floor and table play. 

My step at door could be an obstacle to wheelchair access and doorways are standard widths indoors too.

I insist on helping transition by being part of this process, the few weeks before school we work together on skills that will help once children are in school environment and both parents and school receive reports highlighting skills and/or areas requiring support. 

The parents are encouraged to look at the environment and assess suitability to their child’s needs. I have toilet facilities available and appropriate equipment for nappy changing. 

Helen Skillett

Complaints procedure poster found in information. Questionnaires  provided also



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