St. Nick's Nursery is in the grounds of St. Nicholas Centre and offers 70 quality care and education 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 to offer extra support for families who have children with additional needs attending our nursery. (see link at the foot of this page).
"As a professional I have just done an obsevaton of a chld I am working with. The saff have really helped him to settle in and adjust to his new environment. He is very happy here and has made friends. The activiites on offer are varied, fun and eductional. I have been impressed on this visit by not only what is on offer for the chidren but also by the caring, fun attitude of the staff" Trish CCLW 18.5.17
We are a flexible, free-flow and very child-centered 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 like to take the children on trips that relate to their current interest which helps to build their learning and look to parents/carers to help on these occasions. 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.
Forest School - a trained practitioner takes a small group of children to a local school where a wooded area has been set up so the children can explore safely and can use tools within this environment.
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.
Healthy and nutritional snacks are provided in the day but parents / carers should provide a healthy packed lunch/baby milk and nappies, 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.
15 hours '2 year old' funding also available for eligible children. (See link to Application Form for more information) Sessions available 9-12, 12-3, 9-3
or a mixture of all. Nursery Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon - Fri.
FSN is pleased to announce that we will be offering 30 hours free childcare (between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 38 weeks per year) 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:
Fees Per Daily Weekly
Hour 8.00-6.00 Mon to Fri
Under 3’s £4.25 £4250 £191.25*
Aged 3—5 £3.94 £39.40 £177.30*
*Weekly fee includes 10% DISCOUNT
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
FSN Registered Office
St Nicholas Centre
66 London Road
St Leonards on Sea
Reg. Charity No. 208446
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