About Us 

Kiddiwinks is a well-established home-from-home private day nursery and pre-school situated in a quiet and easily accessible location just off Scalby Road, Scarborough. Established in 1996, we care for children from birth to 5 years of age, in an intimate and loving atmosphere with space for just 6 babies and 30 pre-school children. 
 
Our fully qualified and loyal staff are trained to degree level Early Years Professional Status and are totally committed to providing a safe, loving and stimulating environment which caters for your child’s every need. 

Our Ethos 

At Kiddiwinks all children are treated individually and are cared for in conjunction with the wishes of their parents or guardians. Our ethos is reflected in the following themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage: 
Every child is unique 
Positive relationships between children, parents and staff support learning 
The learning environment should be enabling 
Learning and development are supported through play, exploration and creativity 

Free Funded Childcare Places Also, 30 hour funding subject to criteria for 3 year olds 

All 3 and 4 year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education or childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2 year olds are also eligible subject to certain criteria. 

When can I claim? 

Parents can start claiming after your child turns 3 years of age. The date you can claim will depend on when your child’s birthday is, as follows: 
Child's birthday 
When you can claim 
1 Jan - 31 Mar 
Beginning of term on or after 1 Apr 
1 Apr - 31 Aug 
Beginning of term on or after 1 Sept 
1 Sep - 31 Dec 
Beginning of term on or after 1 Jan 

New rules from September 2014 

From September 2014 more 2-year-olds in England will be eligible for free early education. 
 
As well as the current rules, a child will then also be eligible if any of the following apply: 
you receive Working Tax Credits and earn no more than £16,190 a year 
your child has a current Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan 
your child receives a Disability Living Allowance 
your child has been adopted from Local Authority Care 
your child receives care under a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order