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


The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting

- Community Connectors, Southdown

I am starting to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I am starting a level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

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

Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

2072 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
434 who have lost their father
217 who have lost their mother
182 who have lost their sibling
600 who have lost their grandparent
346 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
288 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
5 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 127 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project