Childcare

We are committed to providing a range of benefits and schemes to help our staff achieve a work -life balance:


Childcare at First Steps Day Nurseries

For many staff, the availability of high quality, affordable, reliable childcare (full or part time) is one of the most important factors when returning to work and or choosing to work in a particular location for a given employer. Opening from 7am* until 6pm daily and closed all bank holidays.

* for nursing staff only


First Steps Nursery at Ashford Hospital

In this Trust we provide day nurseries operational 50 weeks a year on both sites which are both Ofsted registered catering for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. Opening from 8am until 6pm daily and closed all bank holidays.

Contact telephone no:

St Peterís site 01932 722192
Ashford site 01784 884757


Childcare at Hop, Skip and Jump Playschemes

During all school holidays we provide two Ofsted Registered Playschemes on both sites catering for children from the age of 4 years (if in full time education) until 10 years 11 months.

Contact telephone no:

St Peterís site 01932 722192
Ashford site 01784 884757


Childcare Manager

The Trust provides a Childcare Manager Dawn Hunt who is available as a source of expertise on all childcare concerns and can be contacted on 01932 722192 (St Peter's site) or 01784 884757 (at Ashford).

Email dawn.hunt@asph.nhs.uk


Childcare Vouchers

The Trust operates a childcare voucher scheme which can reduce the cost of paying for childcare.

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