Baby playing with shaker Hollingdean Children's Centre

Contact us

Brentwood Road, Brighton, BN1 7DY

Hollingbury and Patcham Children's Centre

Carden Primary School, County Oak Avenue, Brighton, BN1 8LU

Check our Facebook page for up to date information and regular updates about our services.

All groups are drop ins so please come along and join us.

Healthy Child Clinics, Thursdays from 9.30am to 11.00am

Hollingbury & Patcham Children’s Centre

Stay and Play, Tuesdays from 9.15am to 10.45am

Hollingbury & Patcham Children’s Centre

Baby Stay and Play, Tuesdays from 11.30am to 1pm

Hollingbury & Patcham Children’s Centre

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 Children's Centre teams, based at Hollingdean Children's 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: Monday, 9.30am to 11am (please note: starting from Monday 7 October, this Clinic will run from 9.30am to 10.30am)
  • Hollingbury & Patcham Children's Centre: Thursday, 9.30am to 11am

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 Hollingdean Children's Centre is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. The café is run by local parent volunteers and offers delicious low cost food, snacks and drinks.

Young child at a music group

Ofsted Reports

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