Exceptional Care

The Maidstone Buttons ABC preschool is owned and run by Fegans and provides a friendly, caring and stimulating preschool environment for your child to grow. Our staff are trained and dedicated to the highest standard of care and education.The preschool is based within the grounds of the Archbishop Courtenay Primary School in Tovil, Maidstone. The building is bright and spacious with high quality play equipment, for both inside and outside play. Families are welcomed and valued, and children feel comfortable, secure and are able to forge positive relationships with both staff and other children.

Our loving family, loving your family.

More than just a preschool.

Buttons ABC is a small part of a bigger organisation which seeks to help children and families. The highly dedicated staff are passionate about their work and although the preschool is small, the welcome is big.

Buttons ABC preschool is registered with Ofsted and awaiting an inspection.


“My daughter E has started this week after changing from her previous setting , she has settled in so well and is always happy to come in and is always smiling coming out , the staff are absolutely wonderful and so welcoming. I am very happy.” – Parent of E.


“I would 100% recommend this Pre-school . My daughter has only had one session but the whole team has made the settling in process so easy. I was extremely nervous about sending my little girl but everyone has made her feel so comfortable and so much she didn’t even say goodbye. Then at home time she didn’t want to leave! . Thank you Buttons” – Parent of KC


For all enquiries please call Michelle Burr on 01622 754666, or email buttons.maidstone@fegans.org.uk


Why Choose Buttons?

Buttons preschool prepare children for the rigours of school. Children enjoy a wide range of stimulating activities that will promote and enhance their learning.

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. At Buttons, the care and education offered helps children to continue to do this by providing interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking. Time spent at Buttons is varied and well structured with a wide range of activities each day from storytelling, crafts and fancy dress, to energetic activities. There is always an element of self-selection with a mixture of education and enjoyment.

A virtual tour is available here.



Archbishop Courtenay School

Eccleston Road

Tovil, Maidstone ME15 6QN

Preschool Fees

We offer up to 15 funded hours each week (5 sessions) for 2,3 and 4 year olds.

Buttons is registered to provide Free Early Education. Under the scheme all children aged three and four are eligible for a ‘free place’ the term after their third birthday. Early Years Education is provided for a maximum of five sessions per week which amounts to fifteen hours weekly. We also accept ‘Free for 2’ funding for two year olds.

For those that are required to pay, our fees are:

£15 per session (3 hours)

£27 per full day (9am–3.30pm) including lunch cover.

Our fees are reviewed annually in September.


Preschool Opening Times

The times of the sessions are:

8.45am to 11.45am Monday to Friday and

12pm to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Children can stay for the full day and bring a packed lunch (there is a small charge to cover lunch care).

Term-time only.


After-School Club for children aged 5-11

Monday to Friday 3.15pm to 6pm.

£10 per child/ per session – tea included.

More information available from afterschool@fegans.org.uk


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