Welcome To Patcham Village Pre-School

Affordable Fees for children 2 - 5 years. 

Monday to Friday (Term Time only)
8.55am – 2.55pm

Why choose us for your 2 -5 year old?

At Patcham Village Pre-school we truly believe that a child's view of themselves shapes their lives.  Determination, perseverence and a strong belief in knowing they 'can do it' not necessarily 'yet' but one day soon is how children develop a growth mindset. 

Encouraging and supporting children to develop a  growth mindset is firmly embedded in Patcham Village Pre-school's ethos in all that we do. 

We provide experiences and activities that inspire curiosity and optimisim.  We place great emphasis on 'process' over 'product' and believe that the best learning opportunities develop from the things that don't always work out.   

We believe in all of our children, and encourage all children to believe in themselves.   

Patcham Village Pre-school were so kind when we recently had a family crisis, you were there for us and  genuinely cared about me and my child.  A big attribute I feel is that staff at Patcham Village Pre-school  listen, respond and react to children and their families.

Parent testimony

Our holistic approach to childcare and education ensures that every child’s learning reflects and encompasses their individual interests within a play-based learning environment which is thoughtfully and carefully prepared by our highly qualified experienced and mature staff team.

Learning doesn’t simply stop at the school gate at Patcham Village Pre-school. Our community and the people and places around us provide children with rich and meaningful experiences and a sense of belonging within the community.

Children go daily to the local shops to choose their snacks for the day.   They enjoy the wonderful green space the Peace Gardens have to offer for picnics, football, story-telling sessions or as a means of extending learning beyond the setting, the local library provides a fun destination for children to visit and take part in story-telling and play sessions. 

Our safe and wonderful enclosed garden provides rich learning opportunities and flows freely between inside and out; giving children the autonomy to choose where to play.

Being in the heart of Patcham Village also allows children to see and interact with the busyness that happens beyond our gate - waving and saying “hello” to neighbours, watching the buses and cars pass us by; and then having fun imitating them on  our vast array of wheeled vehicles on our paved area.

Our grassed area is a place where our children enjoy picnics and large climbing and play equipment safely. In the summer month’s children are at one with nature as they enjoy snack and lunch in the garden.

"You can do whatever you want to do at Pre-school without asking a grown-up, you can play with the trains and then change your mind if you want to and go and play with something else"

Children's voices

Our warm and caring mature staff team understand the value of a hug to children when they fall over, or the touch of a caring hand that says ‘You done well’ or ‘its okay’.

"Staff who can relate through their own first-hand experiences to the challenges of bringing up children and  knowing how it feels on that very first day you hand your child over is  one of the things that makes Patcham Village Pre-school so special" (Parent voice).

Through child-led play our three teachers and five highly qualified practitioners have the knowledge, understanding and experience to engage, inspire and motivate all children to learn.

All things are difficult before they are easy

Thomas Fuller

In following the guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage we adopt different approaches to learning – Adult-supported/led focussed activities as well as 'In the Moment Planning' that which is spontaneous with no forward planning and comes from the child.  By taking a bit of each of the different approaches we have created at Patcham Village Pre-school the very best early years experience for our children. 

What Parents Say...

"They made me and my son very welcome. I knew within minutes that this is where my son would spend some very happy times..."

"My child has had a fantastic time at Patcham Village Pre-school, thank you for a wonderful 3 years.  She is totally ready for school."

"He loves it at Patcham Village Pre-school and sings all the songs he learns once he gets home. Thank you."

Ofsted Rated Good Early Years Provider

We are committed to a high quality of education and care for your children and this is demonstrated through our latest Ofsted report. "Staff work hard to create a welcoming and well-organised environment for children. They are vigilant in supervising children at all times and conduct thorough daily risk assessments to ensure children can play safely."

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How To Find Us

21 Old London Road 
Patcham
Brighton
BN1 8XR

Due to Covid-19 please get in touch before any visits.

Hours

Monday - Friday:
08:55 am - 2:55 pm