We celebrate every child’s unique qualities

“All children make exceptional progress from their individual starting points”

‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report, May 2017

“Children are strongly self-aware and confident”

Ofsted report, May 2017

“The teachers are wonderful and caring” 

Parent, 2018

Southdown Nursery is a special place in the heart of Steyning:

  • Judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted
  • Large, secure outdoor environment, with sensory garden and vegetable patch, for discovery and play
  • Forest School trained staff
  • Friendly, happy, community nursery
  • Free flow setting, with children moving between indoor and outdoor settings
  • Experienced Early Years Professionals, including a qualified Early Years Teacher
  • All staff are first-aid trained
  • Adult-led, child-initiated play

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Latest news

I am getting ready to open the nursery for the Autumn Term on Monday the 7th of September (Thursday and Friday the 3rd and 4th are for new starters only) I will inform all parents by Tuesday the 2nd of September whether it will be Plan A with no restrictions or Plan B with bubbles in place. I very much look forward to seeing you all soon 🙂

11.05.2020 Update
Following government guidelines regarding unlocking I am gearing up to opening the week of June the 1st for school leavers and children of keyworkers only. I will be contact these families individually with their child’s allocated sessions taking in to consideration staff availability and ensuring the safety of all. The sessions will have the maximum of 12 children. Details to follow as things become clearer.

Public Health England Update 04.03.20
Letter to parents coronavirus 3.3.2020 (1)

Supper club Spring Term 2020

Spring Term Supper Club


Christmas party and last day of term Friday 13th of December 9.30am – 12.15pm

Thank to everyone who came along to our nativities, the photographer Nicky Allen attended on Wednesday and here are a few of her images.

Primary school nativity for all school age children
Christmas Nativity 2019

Steyning primary school visit