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Childcare and playgroups

Childcare

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

Hillcrest Nursery                                                                                                           
Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH, Tel: 07748154759,                             email: hillcrestnursery10@yahoo.co.uke@btopenworld.com
Secretary – Julie Jefferies
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm, for children from 6wks - 8years.

N.I.P.P.E.R.S.
(Newhaven Integrated Play Project Educational & Recreational Services)
Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DL, Tel: 07796 267388,                         email: nip.shak@fsmail.net. 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  manager@noahsarknewhaven.co.uk

Pebbles Day Care
Catholic Church Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QQ, Tel: 01273 516099, email: pebblesdaycare@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.pebbles-daycare.co.uk
Manager - Marian McQueen

Railway Nursery
East Side Social Centre, Norton Terrace, Newhaven, Tel: 510777, http://www.railwaynursery.btik.com

Childminders

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: familyinformationservices@eastsussex.gov.uk

Playgroups

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.

Sure-Start

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, http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/childrenscentres

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