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.

0-2 Baby Project

St Nick’s Nursery is pleased to announce that our baby room practitioners are taking part in a project which focuses on quality interactions with our very youngest children. The project is in collaboration with East Sussex County Council and Christchurch Canterbury University.
The practitioners, along with the nursery manager, are involved in training and observing aspects of young children’s development using research to establish best practice that meets the needs and creates a stimulating environment where children begin the very important journey of learning.
We would like to thank our parents/carers for their support with this project.

Full of Beans Project
St Nick’s Nursery is committed to supporting healthy eating. The Full of Beans project provides an opportunity to develop creative ideas alongside an artist to use different visual media to promote healthy lunch boxes for children, families and staff. By introducing art which focuses specifically on food images into the nursery, children will gain the experience of visually recognising and naming food products that are good for them whilst also developing their creativity. The results of the project will be
displayed both in 
in the nursery and in the community.

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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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

"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 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

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.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"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