Whiteway Pre-school have been established since 1978, based in the heart of Rottingdean Village. We are a registered charity, run by our committee of parents. Teachers and parents work closely to ensure our nursery runs seamlessly, offering good quality educational equipment and fun activities for our children.
We have regular annual events including a Christmas Party with Father Christmas, a song concert, a sports day, a summer outing to Drusillas and an end of year party. Our teaching is tailored to each individual child's needs and we support every child's individual stage of learning and development.
Our team of staff are qualified and highly experienced, and are committed to providing our children with the very best quality education. We offer individual care, made possible by our high ratio of adults to children.
Our opening times are as follows:
Mondays: 8:45am - 3:00pm
Tuesdays: 8:45am - 1:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:45am - 3:00pm
Thursdays: 8:45am - 1:00pm
Fridays: 8:45am - 1:00pm
The children take part in a wide variety of activities each day. They take part in group activities such as a story, reading or playing musical instruments. The children regularly participate in outdoor activities including bikes, construction resources and more. We promote healthy eating and each child receives a mid-morning snack (toast, fruit, vegetables and milk) and lunch.
We take the children on short educational walks, and we invite parents to do activities such as cooking and baking. Take a read of the daily routine in more detail.
The safety of our children is always prioritised, and we always aim to provide a safe, secure and happy environment where every child is valued as an individual. The pre-school is registered to care for 24 children per session between the ages of 2 and 5 years. Our adult to child ratio always complies and often exceeds legal requirements. We have very secure premises, the main entrance to the Whiteway Centre is kept locked at all times.
Sessions run from 8:45am until 1:00pm at the charge of £20.00 per session. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the pre-school is open until 3:00pm to which the charge for the session is £35.00.
Fees for each term must be paid in full during the first week of each term (or weekly payments can be arranged).
Children are eligible for the Government Early Years Funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. Current funding covers up to 15 hours per week. We also receive funding for 2- year olds who fulfil the government criteria which covers up to 15 hours per week.
Attendance for more than 15 hours per week is charged at £6.00 per hour. Please visit our page about funding for more info.