Milford Early Start Unit

We are the Fox Cubs!

Welcome to our Milford Early Start Unit page. We our also known as Fox Cubs. Mrs Lane  and Mrs Williams-Rayner are supporting us in our learning and play.

Our times of the day for March 2021 are as follows:

Morning session – 8.45am – 11.15am         (usually 8.45am – 11.45am)

Afternoon session – 12.45pm – 3.15pm        (usually 12.30pm – 3.30pm)

In the Early Start Unit, we focus on developing the children’s prime areas of learning, including their communication and language, social skills and physical skills.  We encourage the children to learn and use new vocabulary and to speak in sentences.  We help to develop the children’s physical skills through indoor and outdoor play where they can climb, run and practise their balancing.  The children learn to be independent and take control of their eating, drinking and toileting.


We plan from the children’s interests and fascinations and provide opportunities for the children to develop in all areas of learning.  We have a fantastic outdoor space and spend lots of time in the garden, whatever the weather so we ask for children to be suitably dressed, especially with footwear.

Waiting list

You can add your child’s name to our waiting list at any time, even from birth!  We aim to contact you just before your child’s second birthday. They are able to start with us the term after they have turned 2, subject to eligibility. Feel free to drop in to ask us for details.


To be entitled to a free place at our Milford Early Start Unit, you must have one or more of the following benefits or qualifying criteria:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration & Asylum Act
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and have an annual income not over £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 4-week run on
  • Child is looked after by the Local Authority.

To find out if you are eligible, please complete the online application at or call 0800 458 4114.

Mrs Lane and Mrs Williams-Rayner