Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for Term Dates.

Please scroll down the page to find a link to our latest OFSTED report. We were grade ‘GOOD’ in all areas. The inspector said:

“Staff listen and respond well to children’s individual interests, re-shaping activities to promote their learning.

Staff provide a stimulating, warm and welcoming environment indoors and outdoors.

Children are highly independent and confident in the environment and understand what is expected of them during different times of the day.

Children have good levels of attention and engagement. They listen well and take turns, sharing with their peers and respecting each other’s ideas.

Transitions are well planned and older children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning.

Partnerships with parents are well established.  They feel informed about how their children are developing and are given ideas about how to support children’s development at home.

Children’s progress is monitored regularly and any gaps in their development are identified quickly.”

We are now offering 30 hours per week free for eligible families – apply for this and the Tax-Free Childcare scheme here: 

Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for the recent newsletter and term dates for 2018-19.

GDPR: Please note the revised Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy on the ‘policies’ page.

We have produced an information sheet explaining how we follow Fundamental British Values in our setting. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find it.

Please see our facebook page for regular updates and more here

We have free places available for 2, 3 or 4 year olds – please ring 01273 911438 or ring/text 07757 865277 or email to find out more and book a place.

01273 911438

07757 865277

We use an online system called ‘Tapestry’ for recording children’s progress with photographs, observations and assessments. When your child starts with us we will explain how this works.

Here is our Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS_Parents_Guide 

Fees are payable on a weekly, four-weekly or half termly basis in advance. Please see the Fee Structure, Fee Summary and Fees Policy on the ‘documents’ and ‘policies’ pages for more details of charges.

Welcome to St Joseph’s Pre-school Playgroup

We are a small, friendly, privately run setting based on a Catholic School site in Brighton. We have close links with the school and the majority of our children move on to the school’s Reception class. Our Managing Director is an Early Years Professional and she is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. All other regular staff are qualified to at least Level 3 in Early Years or are studying towards a qualification. We cater for a maximum of 20 children aged between 2 and 4 years. We are open term-time only. The main school’s website is







Opening Hours:

WE ARE OPEN FROM 8.15AM TO 3.15PM EVERY DAY TERM TIME ONLY  – we are also offering an 8.00AM start if booked in advance

We offer the Early Years Free Entitlement which means that from the term after your child turns 3, you will be entitled to a free 15 hours per week. We also offer 30 hours per week free for eligible families – see this factsheet for more details of this scheme:

30 hours free – eligibility

We offer free funded places for some 2 year olds. See the Family Information Service website for information on eligibility and how to apply:

free childcare for 2 year olds

We have a beautiful, adjacent garden with lovely equipment and a variety of surfaces which offers lots of opportunities for outdoor play. Our latest newsletter for parents/carers can be found below.

Please get in touch if you are interested in a place. Either:

Ring: 01273 911438    or      07757 865 277



newsletter jan 19

registration form 18-19

Fundamental British Values

OFSTED report March 2019

term dates 19-20