Exceptional Care

The Thanet Buttons preschool is owned and run by Fegans and provide 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 preschools are based in bright and spacious buildings 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 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 preschool was recently inspected by Ofsted and awarded a GOOD result.

“All staff know the children well and are consistent in their approach and behaviour expectations this enables the children to feel secure and confident. Children receive ongoing praise and encouragement, which further supports their confidence.” (Ofsted April 2015)

For the full Ofsted report please click here.

For all enquiries please call Jane Williams on 01843 597777, or email Jane.Williams@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.




Preschool Fees

We offer up to 15 funded hours each week (5 sessions) for 2-5 year olds. Free sessions are offered subject to availability and eligibility.

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.  Buttons also accept ‘free for two funded children’ funded children.

We generally give priority to children who have a funded place and it is clearly helpful for children who have a funded place to attend all fifteen hours each week.

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

£15 per session (3 hours)

£27 per full day (9am–3.30pm) parent/carer to supply a packed lunch

Our fees are reviewed annually in September.


Preschool Opening Times

The times of the sessions are:

9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday and

12:30pm to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

Children can stay for the full day and bring a packed lunch, with a small additional wrap around charge of £2 to cover staff costs.

Children can have a maximum of three full days per week at Buttons.


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