Our Nursery offers a warm, engaging and secure start to school life.

From this young age, children are respected as capable beings and encouraged to be independent and self-resourcing. Free from external pressures and constraints, children grow in confidence and develop a love of school.

The rhythm of the day is loosely structured to include moments of coming together and periods of exploration and play. Projects may be fleeting and independent – or in-depth and collaborative. A trip to the local pond may spark a bug hunt, a chance to observe the changing seasons – or an investigation into the fire hydrants discovered en route.

Nursery children attend up to five mornings per week initially, staying for the occasional longer day when they are turn four.

Parents can claim EYEE funding for up to 15 hours per week.

“Kids can adapt to a new school, but it’s probably most scary for the new parent: ‘What are the other parents like? Will I fit in? What if I don’t make friends?’ As parents here we change and open up over the years because ‘at Lewes New School, I can be myself.'”

Charlie, parent