St. Nicks Nursery

Promoting the Joy of Learning

 

St Nick’s Nursery was the first of FSN nurseries, operating since 2003 and is located in a new purpose built building next to FSN’s main office in Central St Leonards. The nursery offers up to 70 places for children aged 0-5 years for 48 weeks of the year.

The nursery has an allocated area for babies aged 0-2 years which is integrated within the larger open plan space, giving opportunities for all children to be part of one community and supporting children’s transitions within the setting.

The children have access to all areas of the nursery, including the large garden area which includes a mud kitchen, growing and wellbeing areas, and a bug hotel. Inside the nursery, children have access to a wide range of activities including messy play, creative arts, role play area, construction and literacy and numeracy areas which provide opportunities for children to develop and learn through play.

The nursery team are committed to parent partnership and share ideas and plans to build on children’s interests, supporting their development and helping them to achieve their goals. Parent/carer views are used to help the nursery adapt and develop  

St Nick’s Nursery has close links with the local health and Children’s Centre team, who are on site, as well as support from specialist professionals to support children who may need some extra help and the nursery is committed to working with families to ensure the best outcomes for your child.

The nursery holds the Outstanding Children’s Food Trust Award for our commitment to supporting healthy eating for children and families. For children who stay with us after 3pm, St Nick’s Nursery can offer a hot, nutritionally balanced meal cooked daily.

HALO - Healthy Active Little Ones - East Sussex Programme

 

This programme provides health improvement support to early years settings to help transform health and well-being outcomes for young children and their families, covering topics such as:

healthy eating

physical activity

emotional well-being

oral health

accident prevention

HALO provides training and ongoing support to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of early years staff.

 

Early Communication Project

 

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

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

 



Comments from Health Visitor "I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children."

Links:


Read our 2016 Ofsted Report link

Early Years Privacy Notice link
Special Needs and Disability Local Offer link


Contact Us:
St Nicks Nursery, 66 London Road, St. Leonards on Sea, TN37 6AS  Tel: 01424 423683 ext. 26 or 31
email: stnicks@fsncharity.co.uk or complete our Nursery Place Enquiry Form link



Get In Touch

St. Nick's Nursery, 66 London Road, St. Leonards on Sea, TN37 6AS Tel: 01424 423683 ext.26
Email: stnicks@fsncharity.co.uk

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