Nurseries

FSN Nurseries – now enrolling for Autumn

At FSN nurseries we have worked hard to ensure the safety of children, parents and staff during the COVID 19 pandemic. Please click on more details for an overview of the precautions we have put in place.

Greenway Nursery

Hastings

Oftsed registration number EY337266. Greenway Nursery is situated in the Hastings Town Children’s Centre, offers all year round places for children aged 0- 5 years and term time only places for children aged 2-5 years.

Silverdale Nursery

St Leonards

Ofsted registration number EY490148. Silverdale Nursery, situated in the grounds of Silverdale Academy. Offers term time places to children aged 2-5 years

St. Nicks Nursery

St Leonards

Ofsted registration number 511215. St Nicks nursery, situated is in the grounds of St Nicholas Centre in St Leonards. Offers all year round places for children aged 0- 5 years and term time only places for children aged 2-5 years.

What we offer:
FSN nurseries provide a safe and nurturing environment for babies and children. We offer a wide range of well-planned activities and resources to supports children’s learning and development. Our high quality care encourages children to become independent and confident learners.

FSN believes that children benefit most from early years education and care when parents/carers and settings work together in partnership. Parents/carers have individual, password protected, 24 hour access to their child’s online learning journal to ensure they are always fully informed of their child’s progress. The online journal also enables parents to share any learning or experiences that children do at home.

Additionally, we offer regular verbal feedback, parent consultations, home visits before your child starts nursery, settling in visits, key person to ensure close parent–partnerships and access to other FSN projects and opportunities for families to offer a holistic approach for children, young people and families.

All of our nurseries participate in:
Healthy Active Little Ones Programme

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.
 
Early Communication Project
 
The Early Communication Project enables settings to develop their work with children who are identified with a speech, language or communication need.

An Early Communications Support Worker works with the staff at the nurseries to help identify children who may require additional support and to then provide evidenced-based interventions to improve outcomes for these families.


 


 

 



REAL Creative Evaluation 2019
Written by Dr Rory McDowall Clark for Culture Shift​



 

SuccessES


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

"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

"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

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started 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

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