SKIPS Pre-School Kidlington

We believe that children are naturally curious about the world around them. SKIPS is a place where all children can follow their interests and lead their own learning supported by staff. Staff will observe children closely, intervene when appropriate, plan for future play possibilities as well as following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.

At SKIPS it is our aim for children to become curious, mindful, independent, and respectful, with a love of learning. We build strong relationships between children, parents, and nursery practitioners in our safe and nurturing child-centred environment. We believe that children learn best when they feel safe and secure with familiar people and the key person bond is a big part of how we work.

SKIPS is a place of utter excitement and wonder where children are loved and nurtured to reach their full potential. We prepare children for tomorrow’s world through learning life skills, developing creative thinking as well as being encouraged to love themselves and the world around them.

We have created an environment which caters for children of all abilities and needs. Our setting enables children to play naturally and let their imaginations take the lead. Our role is to follow that lead, talking with them, modelling language and asking thought-provoking questions as we play.

We are starting to move away from the use of plastic toys and electronic gadgets, as we believe the use of these toys effects the children’s ability to think critically. Our neutral tones and calm design ensure children are not overstimulated by bright colours which enables children to feel relaxed and at ease. To spark critical thinking through learning we provide an array of beautiful natural, loose part, open ended resources that encourage children to explore and investigate. We love to recycle old materials as it allows the children to be inquisitive and curious learners whilst saving the planet.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

“Children very clearly enjoy their time at this happy and nurturing group. They benefit from the wide range of  stimulating and challenging play and learning experiences indoors and outside.”

January 2018 Ofsted inspection


“SKIPS is a great preschool. My daughter spent almost 2 years here before starting reception and loved it. The staff are lovely, helpful, good fun and also so approachable. Im just in the process of signing my son up for when he’s old enough” Claire

Sessions & Fees

We offer three hour sessions in both the morning and afternoon, Monday to Friday during school term times. We aim to provide the high standards of care and education for your child during the sessions, and of course have lots of fun!