Little Shipmates is a very warm and homely setting, with a real sense of family. The building benefits from air conditioning, large gardens and strong community links. Little Shipmates underwent a massive refurbishment and building project in 2015/16. It now has flexible accomodation, new toilets, extended office space and all weather play areas.
From January 2017, there will also be a dedicated 40 place Pre-School connected with the nursery in Asford Crescent, Hythe, on the site of Waterside Primary School giving local families an even wider range of options and opportunities.
Little Shipmates is ideally situated just off Southampton Road in Hythe. We have plenty of parking and are located within easy walking distance from the town centre. Regular bus services also stop outside the nursery, connecting with Southampton and surrounding areas.Read More
We are open from Monday to Friday. We only close for bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year. Children can attend for any combination of mornings, afternoons, or full days.Read More
All funding support options are available at Little Shipmates. We have connections with local colleges for students who are studying. We also offer ‘stretched funding’ for the Early Years Entitlement Funding scheme. This means all 3 year olds can have 10 hours free childcare all year, from the term after their 3rd birthday.Read More
We understand how important it is for your child to receive good, nutritional food. Our menus are designed to give the children at the nursery everything they need to stay healthy and happy.Read More
Little Shipmates has been established since 2000 and has maintained a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating throughout thanks to the staff that work hard here. It has always been very highly regarded in the area and has become a beacon of good practice.Read More
Our fees are the same for all ages so you will never have to worry about a change in cost as your child gets older. We also offer discounts for siblings and full-time placements.Read More
Whatever your childcare needs, Little Shipmates guarantees to exceed them. The staff provide a truly special environment which the children love and thrive in. We will take care of everything, we’ll support you through your settling in period, help sort out the funding, and when it’s time, we liaise with your chosen school to ease the transition to the next stage of the journey!Read More