Hollingdean Children's Centre, Hollingbury & Patcham CC and Preston Park CC

Hollingbury & Patcham Children’s Centre groups and services are moving temporarily over the summer due to building work.

Baby playing with shaker Hollingdean Children's Centre

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Brentwood Road

Hollingbury and Patcham Children's Centre

From Monday 24 July 2017 Hollingbury and Patcham Children's Centre services and groups are temporarily moving to other community buildings in the local Hollingbury area while building work takes place.

All groups are drop in so please come along and join us. Call 01273 666474 if you need more information after 24 July.

Services will return to the Children’s Centre in the autumn. Check our Facebook page for up to date information and regular updates about our services.

Healthy Child Clinics – Thursdays 9.30am – 11.00am

The Gathering Place, 1 Orchid View, Hollingbury, BN1 8GP

Stay and Play – Tuesdays 9.15am – 10.45am

The Gathering Place, 1 Orchid View, Hollingbury, BN1 8GP

Baby Stay and Play – Tuesdays 11.30am – 1pm

The Gathering Place, 1 Orchid View, Hollingbury, BN1 8GP

Preston Park Children's Centre

at Fiveways Play Centre, Between 8-10 Florence Road, Brighton, BN1 6DJ

  • Telephone: 01273 295623

About our children's centres

These centres offers services for families and carers with children under five to all areas of Hollingdean, Preston Park/Preston area, Hollingbury and Patcham, Withdean, Westdene and Tongdean.

The Sure Start Children's Centre teams, based at Hollingdean centre and at Hollingbury and Patcham children's centre are made up of Health Visitors, Early Years Educators, Group Support Workers, Community Nursery Nurses and Volunteer Skills Development Coordinators.

The team works with families with children under 5, individually and in groups, both in the home and in the children’s centre.


Cherry Tree Nursery is based in the Hollingdean Children's Centre and works in partnership with the centre.

Group activities

Some of these are drop-in sessions and others are by appointment or referral.

Healthy Child Clinics

Health Visitors hold drop-in Healthy Child Clinics for children under 5 at:

Hollingdean Children's Centre 9.30am to 11.00am on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month

Hollingbury & Patcham Children's Centre: Thursdays, 9.30am to 11.00am. Venue changed from 1 August 2017 to The Gathering Place, 1 Orchid View, Hollingbury, BN1 8GP

Volunteers, training and centre news

The centre has an Advisory Group that supports and guides the services offered. Local parents are involved in these meetings; please contact the Children's Centre Manager or Volunteer Skills Development Co-ordinator for details.

Volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact the Children's Centre Manager or Volunteer Skills Development Co-ordinator at Hollingdean Children's Centre.

The community café in the Hollingdean Children's Centre is currently offering a self service counter for tea, coffee and light refreshments between 9am and 4pm at present but should be open again for the summer.

Download the Hollingdean and Hollingbury & Patcham Children's Centres Christmas 2017 Newsletter (PDF 2MB)


Young child at a music group

Ofsted Reports

You can read the latest Ofsted reports for Hollingbury and Patcham and Hollingdean.