Welcome to Whiteway Pre-school! We are a children's nursery based in Rottingdean, near Saltdean. We have been offering high quality child care since 1978. We are a registered charity, run by our committee of parents. Our parents and teachers work together to ensure the pre-school runs smoothly. We offer a variety of fun, educational activities for the children we care for.
We have plenty of annual events to get involved in including a Christmas Party (with Father Christmas!), a song concert, a Drusillas day out, a sports day and an end of year party. All of our teaching is tailored to every individual child's needs to support their unique stage of learning and development.
Our team are qualified, experienced and are dedicated to providing the children with the best quality education possible. We offer a high ratio of adults to children, so we can provide individual care.
These are our opening hours:
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
Our children partake in a wide range of activities each day. We have group activities like story reading and musical instruments. We also have outdoor activities such as bikes, construction resources and more. We always promote healthy eating - every child receives a mid morning snack which is usually toast, fruit, vegetables and milk and lunch.
We take the children on short educational walks and we sometimes invite parents to join in with activities such as baking and cooking. See our daily routine for how a usual day looks at Whiteway.
Safety is always the most important thing at Whiteway Preschool. We provide a safe, secure and positive environment for every child and ensure they feel valued. We are registered to care for 24 children per session between the ages of 2 and 5. Our adult to child ratio often exceeds the legal requirements. We have secure and safe premises, of which the main entrance is locked at all times.
Our standard sessions run from 8:45am until 1:00pm at the price of £20. On Mondays and Wednesdays, we are open until 3pm and the total charge per session is £35.
Fees for every term must be paid in full during the first week of every term. Or we can arrange weekly payments if necessary.
Children are eligible for the Government Early Years Funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. Currently the funding covers up to 15 hours per week. We also offer funded places for 2 year olds who fulfil the government's criteria which covers up to 15 hours per week.
If your child is attending for over 15 hours per week, it is charged at £6 per hour. Please see our funding page for further information.