Pavilion Pre-school

Our nursery in Portslade is for children under 5 years old. We welcome children from any part of the city and parents who want to use their free childcare hours.

Choose Pavilion Pre-school for your child 

About us 

At Pavilion, we provide high quality care and learning in a secure, stimulating environment. We are well established and been operating for over 40 years. Our well qualified and experienced staff are skilled in meeting children';s individual needs. Children are able to follow their interests and enjoy a wide variety of activities based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to develop their skills through play and exploration.

We provide high quality care and learning for children aged from 2 to 5 years

Our environment

We are a pack away setting and staff create amazing new learning environments every day. We have a secure garden and decking area that the children enjoy throughout the day. We recognise the importance of outdoor play and provide lots of exciting and fun activities to choose and explore. We have a mud kitchen, bug hotel and areas for digging and growing vegetables. We take the children for walks around the local area and visit the neighbouring primary school regularly

Our staff

We have a wealth of experience in our team and well qualified staff who are skillled in meeting children's individual needs. 

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are inclusive and cater for children with a variety of additional needs.  We have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator and staff who are experienced in caring for children with additional needs.  The setting is support by BHISS (Brighton & Hove Inclusion Support Service) and children have small group interventions and one to one support. 


When required we have support from the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) and bilingual support.


Parents are asked to provide a packed lunch (if their child is staying for lunch) and a piece of fruit for snack times in the morning and afternoon. 

Flexible, emergency and occasional childcare

Ad-hoc sessions may be booked subject to availability for children already attending the nursery. We will consider each request for occasional or emergency childcare on an individual basis, subject to availability.

Transport Options

We are located in North Portslade.The local number 1 and 1a buses stop in Chalky Road and run a regular service daily.  There are parking spaces next to the Pavilion building for dropping off and collecting children.

Opening Times

We are open 38 weeks of the year. Term Time only.

Monday 08:00 - 16:00

Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00

Thursday 08:00 - 16:00

Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Funded places, session times and fees

There are now more ways than ever to reduce your childcare costs.  You can benefit from a wide range of funding options depending on your circumstances and the age of your children.  To find out more visit  Childcare Choices website

We welcome children with funded places including all 3 and 4 year olds.  Two year olds with parents in receipt of eligible benefits or tax credits are entitled to funded places - find out if you are eligible and apply online here 

Three and four year olds whose parents are working can get 30 hours free childcare - check your eligibility . 

Pre-School Fees from 1 April 2022

  • £34.50 - for full day, 9am to 3pm
  • £17.25 - for morning session, 9am to 12 noon 
  • £17.25 - for afternoon session 12 noon to 3pm
  • £5.75 - hourly rate (additional optional extra hours 8am to 9am, midday to 1pm, 3pm to 4pm)

£5.60 - hourly rate (additional optional extra hours 8am-9am, 12pm-1pm, 3pm-4pm)  

* Nappies and wipes are not included in the fees.


Ofsted URN: 130760

Latest Inspection: 01/05/2019 (Early Years Register) Inspection Judgement: Good

Registration Date: 15/01/1993

Contact Pavilion Pre-school 

Pavilion Preschool 
Chalky Road
BN41 2WS

Telephone: 01273 423854