Little Common Nursery based in Bexhill on Sea, offers 24 quality care and education ‘under five’ places. The Nursery has a warm, secure and bright environment where, through play and creative activities, children will grow in confidence and develop to their greatest potential.
Children are supported and encouraged to learn through play using the 'Early Years Foundation Stage' curriculum. We are able offer extra support for families who have children with additional needs whilst attending our nursery. (see link
at the foot of this page)
Registered with OFSTED Registration No. EY490162.
We are a small, bespoke nursery catering for all families and children age 3+. We are a flexible, free-flow and very child-centred nursery, encouraging all of our children to be independent and confident learners. Our small team of qualified staff are motivated, keen, friendly, and have a wide range of experience. Children and families benefit from a close parent-partnership ethos and a highly important key person system so all of the children's interests and needs are at the centre of our care and practice.
Before each child starts we offer each family a home visit to really get to know your child, along with a careful settling in process into the nursery.
We understand that parents and carers are children's first and foremost educators and we work in partnership to really meet your child's needs. Parents/Carers are always welcome to help out in the setting with activities such as cooking, sharing stories and on outings.
The children enjoy special projects in their local environment including trips to our local park and beach. Children take part in "Beach School" where they can learn from the natural environment and enjoy setting up camp, balancing across shingle and exploring coastal flora and fauna. We focus on stimulating activities that will help prepare your child for school, including TALL groups and Letters and Sound groups. Our nursery is a calm place for children to explore using all their senses. The children can choose whether they would like to play in or outdoors during each session with activities planned for every area of learning.
Our "Full of Beans" project develops children's understanding of keeping healthy. Children enjoy planting and watering in our growing garden and taking part in cooking activities from around the world.
The nursery benefits from a close parent/carer partnership and has a Parent / Carer Steering Committee which meets regularly.
Healthy and nutritional snacks are provided in the day but parents / carers should provide a healthy packed lunch and "pull ups", if required.
We work closely with local schools to ensure a smooth transition for each child.
Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE)
Pre-school children (3+ - 5 years the term after the child is 3 years old) are eligible for the Early Years Education Entitlement which allows children to attend nursery free of charge for a maximum of 15 hours per week
over 38 weeks a year.
FSN is pleased to announce that we will be offering 30 hours free childcare for eligible children from September 2017.
30 hours EYEE funding Update!
Please be aware in order to qualify for 30 hours EYEE funding for September 2017 eligibility codes must be issued by HMRC before the 1st September 2017, any codes issued after this date will not be able to be used until January 2018.
To check if you are eligible and also for other help with
paying for childcare, please go to:
Families using the nursery may benefit from Early Years Education
Entitlement / Child Tax Credit
Tel: 01424 423683 ext. 20
Tel: 01424 855222
SLCC Tel: 01424 200604
Tel: 01424 423683 ext.35
Tel: 01424 855222 ext. 200
Tel: 01424 855222 ext. 211 or 201
Tel: 01424 423683 ext. 34
Tel: 01424 423683 ext. 33
Tel: 01424 423683 ext. 22
Tel: 01424 848574
Tel: 01424 438660
Tel: 01424 435895
Tel: 01424 423683 EXT. 26
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St Nicholas Centre
66 London Road
St Leonards on Sea
Reg. Charity No. 208446
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