Eastbourne Pre-School

Ofsted Grade: Good - Registration Number : EY474700

We are a local pre-school based with the Eastbourne area of Darlington for more than 20 years.

We are based within Eastbourne Sports Complex and have the exclusive use of the large secure garden area alongside our playroom. We are a 'Messy Nursery' where we firmly believe that children learn through play, which will include Mud, Sand, Water, Paint, Glue & Paint and more on an daily basis.

We offer places for the new 30 Hours Funded Places for 3 & 4 year olds and for the 2 Year Old Early Education, for eligible families; as well the Universal Funded places for 3 & 4 year old (both 15 free hours per week).  We also welcome fee paying families, who may be able to claim part of the fees back through the Childcare Element of Working Families Tax Credits. We will help you organize any paperwork required for any funded place. We also accept childcare vouchers, please advise staff of the scheme you are using.

We use a large new nursery room created to help promote self-care skills. It will incorporate direct access to the garden space enabling free-flow between the indoors & outdoors by the children. 

Who to contact

Gail Wilkinson
01325 245828
07799 358544

Where we are

Venue address
Eastbourne Sports Complex Bourne Avenue
Additional notes

Bus stop directly outside main door

When is it on?

Session information
Monday-Friday - 09:00-12:00 (15 hours entitlement)
Monday-Friday - 12:00-15:00 (15 hours entitlement)
Monday-Friday - 09:00-15:00 (30 hours entitlement)
Sessions can be extended to either start from 8am or finish at 4:30pm

Other details

£4.00 Per Hour
Other Costs
Early start or later finish charge at £4 per hour.
Age range
From 2 years 0 months to 4 years 11 months
A qualified teacher is employed within the setting.

Special provisions

Wheelchair access
Yes - Flat access to building for wheelchairs
Cultural provisions
Yes - We cover different religious festivals from around the world throughout the year. Also sample food from other cultures at the same time. Able to follow religious or cultural needs.
Special diets
Yes - We offer juice, water, milk and a choice of fruit at snack times, taking parent/carers requests into consideration
Special needs access
Yes - Accessible access & toilet. The manager covered SEN as part of Diploma of Pre-School Practice, extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder & ADHD has experience with children with a delay in Speech & Language and is the settings senco & has attended SEN code of practice. The manager is also Early Language Lead Practitioner under the ECAT Program( every child A Talker). We work closely with the local Inclusion Officer Speech & Language Therapists, Health Visitor & Community Consultant Pediatricians to help support children within our setting with additional needs. A copy of our local offer is available upon request.
Experience with
Down's Syndrome
Sign Language
Autism Spectrum

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Nursey education funding provided?

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement


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Address: Eastbourne Sports Complex  Bourne Avenue  DARLINGTON 

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