at North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD United Kingdom
We are a small, friendly Pre-school in the centre of Brighton. We are open Monday to Friday 8.15 - 3.15 taking children from the age of 2 up to 5 years.
Established in 2006, Brighthelm Pre-School is conveniently based in the centre of Brighton, near the train station, Jubilee library and Churchill square. We provide quality, affordable and flexible care for two to five year olds from 8.15am – 3.15pm. We have a newly refurbished, friendly, safe and stimulating environment where children are seen as individuals. The Pre-School rooms are bright and welcoming, packed with quality educational resources and toys designed to support and nurture children’s learning. Prices are from £12 per 3 hour session. You can contact the Pre-school directly during office hours on 01273 964223 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org All of our children are registered and attend on specific days. OFSTED rate us as ‘Good’ and we work alongside other outside agencies including Brighton & Hove City Council. Although we are supported by Brighthelm United Reformed Church, we are a multi-faith setting in which we celebrate all faiths and religions equally. We are dedicated to equality for children and families regardless of race, colour, religious beliefs, social background, parental status or ability. At Brighthelm extra support is available for children who require it e.g. bilingual support or support for special educational needs. We provide an environment in which children can settle easily and thrive. For them to achieve their maximum potential feeling secure happy and safe is our main objective. We actively listen to children and their comments, suggestions and views are incorporated into our weekly planning. We encourage feedback from parents/ carers about their child’s interests whilst outside pre-school through our children interest sheets which are given out once a term but available to take daily. These are then used to plan for the child’s individual interests and learning needs. Parents are encouraged to voice their views and opinions and be an active part of their child’s education. We revise policies and procedures in accordance with this feedback and use it to evaluate our practice. We have a ‘key person’ system in which a member of staff is allocated to each family. The key person is then responsible for liaising with the family every step of the way during their time at Brighthelm. We have experienced and qualified staff, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. All staff /volunteers are safely recruited in accordance with guidance from Local Authority and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board in safer recruitment practice. Fees and Times Are you eligible for free childcare for 2 year olds? You could be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare per week during term time. For more information please visit the Family Information Service website here: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA All 3-5 year olds receive 15 hours free childcare. Your child is eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday. We are open from 8.15am – 3.15pm Sessions can be broken up as follows, however there is flexibility for parents’ individual needs: AM session: 9.15am-12.15pm. In addition your child can increase on morning sessions by attending breakfast club at 8.15am – 9.15pm, and a lunch session at 12.15pm-1.15pm. PM session: 12.15am – 3.15pm All day: 8.15/9.15am – 3.15pm Fees are £4.00 per child per hour (term time only) and can be paid daily, weekly or monthly, however, all sessions must be paid for regardless of holidays or sickness
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A big welcome back to all of our families. We are looking forward to some fun filled days with you all.
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Are you eligible for free childcare for 2 year olds? You could be eligible for 15 hours per week during term time. For more information please visit the Family Information Service website. All 3-5 year olds receive 15 hours free childcare. Your child is eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday.