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A big thank you to Clive who visited us on Monday the 3rd of Feb with compost, pots and lots of seeds, these were supplied jointly by The Budding Foundation, a local charity supporting young people & Tates of Sussex, Old Barn Garden Centre, Dial Post. All are to be used for our end of term plant sale.

This half term in French we are learning about ‘the cold’ with Tonia from Los Lingos. Here are the activity sheets and newsletter to compliment your child’s learning.

FRENCH Activity sheet spring 2020

FRE Cold newsletter – BW spring 2020

Spring Term Supper Club

Thank you to everyone who came along to the nativities. The following images were taken by the Photographer Nicky Allen.

Little Lingos
This term we are having French lessons with Tonia. We are learning about our family and home.
Here are the worksheets and information to compliment the activity.
Home and family newsletter – ColourHOME AND FAM Activity Sheet FRE

A very big thank you to everyone who came along to our termly fix it community day. So much got done, including the re roofing of our shed and a mass tidy up of the garden. 🙂

The ploughing match at Applesham Farm Saturday 21st of September
We made some lovely wooden disc necklaces

Well done to Jessica Passmore for her marvellous lamb showing.

It was lovely to see some of our old nursery friends.

Sports Day June 27th of June 2019

Wow!!!! What a wonderful day, thank you so much to all the adults that came and supported the fabulous children and especially to the volunteers that came along too. Thank you for your support we raised £81 🙂


Summer Fayre

Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us in the sunshine and the rain. We raised a wonderful £750 towards a permanent all weather shade 🙂

Steyning primary school visit 2019

Easter Hunt
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Easter Hunt. What a fab morning. We raised a marvellous £88.36 through coffee and cake sales and £11 from tomato plants the children grew. I have bought lots of new small world figures and some new gardening equipment for the children.


New Trustees
I’m delighted to welcome Jodie Bryan, Kaiya Parks and Laurel Donker onto our board of Trustees who are headed by newly appointed Mia Marshall along with Daisy Cooper (secretary) Sara Passmore (Finance) Nick Jones(maintenance) Nicky Allen (photographer and media) what a fab team 🙂

Thank you to everyone who dressed up on World Book Day

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Chinese New Year
We enjoyed a visit from some amazing guys who live in the boarding house of Steyning grammar. They acted out the ancient story of the Chinese New Year and then let us experiment with the instruments and mask 🙂

Forest School visit from the Sussex Wildlife Trust
We had a great morning with these guys. They showed us some new skills. Thank you Renzo, Katie and Ryan.

Forest school update
Congratulations to Mandy for achieving her Level 2 Forest School Support certificate.
Lots more of this to come :-


Coop cheque 24th Nov 2018
We picked up our cheque from Coop – we were one of their chosen community projects. All the money given went towards building the new nursery steps.
We are so thankful for their support.

Autumn Term Paint and Play 2018
Thank you so much to everyone who came along on Saturday the 24th of November to our fix it day – you are all amazing X

New Steps
We have had a very busy summer repairing and improving the nursery’s entrance. This could not have happened without the hard work, dedication and support of the whole Southdown Nursery community. Thankyou to Trustees past and present, parents and staff for running and attending fundraising events, local professionals who have donated their skills and time. A very special thank you to Wilson Memorial Trust and Coop Community Fund.w id=”59b4078n8t”]

Summer Fayre
Thank you so much to everyone who came along and supported our Summer Fayre. We raised an absolutely marvellous £901!

Visit from Riverford fruit and Veg
On Friday the 15th of June the lovely ladies from Riveford came along and made fruit kebabs and yogurt dip with the children.

New steps

We have had a very busy summer repairing and improving the nursery's entrance. This could not have happened without the ...
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French lessons with Little Lingos

This Term (November 2019) we have been learning about family and home. Please click below to see our worksheets. Home ...
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Last day of term party and Leavers ceremony.

The last day of term is Tuesday the 17th of July. * TIMINGS HAVE CHANGED Picnic and Party with entertainment ...
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Sports Day

Sports day is on Thursday the 28th of June 9.30 - 11.30am. Everyone welcome, please come and cheer the children ...
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May 2018 Floating Supper Club

Beautiful weather for our termly floating supper club this week. Six families gathered for an al fresco floating supper club, ...
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Garden and Play Day October 2017

Saturday the 14th of October dawned bright and clear for the 25 parents, grandparents, kids and teachers who turned out ...
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Tractor Rides, Splat the Rat and Baby Lambs at Applesham Farm

120 Southdown Nursery family and friends celebrated a glorious May bank holiday picnicking on Applesham Farm. The generous Applesham farm ...
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2017 Healthy Eating Week with Riverford Organic Farmers

We all want our little ones to eat more vegetables, and with concerns about sugar and childhood obesity on the ...
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March 2018 Fix It and Paint Day

Saturday March 24th 2018 A great big thanks to the 35 family and friends who picked up tools and gardened, ...
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‘Outstanding’ nursery raises record at 2017 Summer Fayre

July 2017 The good news for Southdown Nursery and Forest School continued this week after its summer fair raised a ...
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