Nurseries

Little Common Nursery

Bexhill

Little Common Nursery, based in Bexhill on Sea, offers 24 term time places for children aged 2-5 years. Ofsted registered no. EY490162.

Greenway Nursery

Hastings

Greenway Nursery, situated in the Hastings Town Children’s Centre, offers 42 all year round places for children aged 0-5 years. Ofsted registered no. EY337266..

Silverdale Nursery

St Leonards

Silverdale Nursery, situated in the grounds of Silverdale Academy, offers 32 term time places for children aged 2-5 years. Ofsted registered no. EY490148.

St. Nicks Nursery

St Leonards

St. Nick's Nursery, situated is in the grounds of St. Nicholas Centre, offers 70 all year round places for children aged 0-5 years. Ofsted registered no. 511215.

What we offer:
     
FSN nurseries provide a safe and nurturing environment, offering the best early start to children’s learning, with high quality care encouraging children to become independent and confident learners.

  • Home visits before your child starts nursery
  • Settling in visits
  • Teams of qualified and committed practitioners are motivated, keen, friendly, and have a wide range of experience
  • Key person to ensure close parent–partnerships
  • Off-site activities such as Forest Fun, Beach Fun
  • Parent/Carer evenings
  • Access to Tapestry (interactive Online Learning Journal)
  • Access to other FSN projects and opportunities for families to offer a holistic approach for children, young people and families
  • Ideas for home learning

FSN operates an open-door policy for parents/carers and values the importance of the parents role as their child's first educator.
Every child is unique and we aim to meet the learning needs of each child respecting the different stages of development. A wide range of diverse fun, educational activities, toys and resources support your child’s early learning and wellbeing.

HALO – Healthy Active Little Ones

FSN nurseries understand the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles at the earliest stage to ensure the best start for children. The HALO project, funded by the local Clinical Commissioning Group, allows our nurseries to provide activities and resources for children to develop their physical skills and to learn about the importance of healthy eating. FSN nurseries have used the funding to train staff to deliver Forest Fun activities, purchased balance bikes for parents/carers to borrow for use at home and dance activities for children and their family, as well as resources to develop gross motor skills.

 

SuccessES


It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

"Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings"

- My Time Too children's comments