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Newhaven Town Council

Childcare and playgroups


Denton Island Children and Family Centre
Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BN, Tel: 01273 517250,            
For children from birth - 5years.

Hillcrest Nursery                                                                                                           
Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH, Tel: 07748154759,                             email:
Secretary – Julie Jefferies
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm, for children from 6wks - 8years.

(Newhaven Integrated Play Project Educational & Recreational Services)
Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DL, Tel: 07796 267388,                         email: Contact - Pam Perry - Project Manager.                           Providing out of school hours activities for children aged 5 to 13.

Noah's Ark Nursery                                                                                                                     Railway Road, Newhaven BN9 0AS  Tel 01273 515971

Pebbles Day Care
Catholic Church Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QQ, Tel: 01273 516099, email: or visit
Manager - Marian McQueen

Railway Nursery
East Side Social Centre, Norton Terrace, Newhaven, Tel: 510777,


If you wish to become a registered childminder please telephone the Inspection Unit on 01323 416911.

Family Information Service: For free, accurate and up to date information/advice on all childcare facilities and services for children throughout East Sussex. FIS operate a 24-hour answering service. Opening hours for the phone are: Mon-Fri, 8.30am - 5.00pm.  They also provide information/signposting on the following areas within the Childcare sector: recruitment, training, funding, Early Years Education Entitlement, School Admissions. Tel: 0345 60 80 192 email:


Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group
St Leonard's Church Hall, Heighton Road, Denton, Newhaven, BN9 0RB
Meet Tuesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am.
Contact: Sally Coombes, 01273 514219

Happy Valley Pre-school Playgroup
c/o Meeching Valley School, Valley Road, Newhaven, BN9 9UT, Tel: 01273 512485

Munchkins Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

On every Thursday 10-12pm (including school holidays except Christmas) at Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane, Newhaven.  For parents, grandparents etc with children up to 5 years old, to play and socialise with others with a weekly art, craft or cookery activity.  Sessions £1 per adult and 20p per child.  Refreshments included..  Teddy Bear/ Sports day in the summer including Halloween and Christmas Parties.  Optional social evenings for parents.  Contact Janet on 01273 515301 for more details.


Hold many events and activities focused around children from birth to pre-school age. Meet at NCDA, Denton Island, Newhaven.  Mondays 12 noon-2.00pm Toddler Group. Thursday, Bumps and babies 10.00-12.00, 0 - 5 years.  Friday - Jitter Bugs 9.30-10.30 and Baby Jitter Bugs 11.00-12.00.  First Saturday of every month Dad's Group 10.00-12.00.                       For these and other activities call Sure-Start on 01273 580504,

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