Meet our new Nursery Manager
Meet our Nursery Manager

Little Lancing Day Nursery & Forest School opened its doors in September 2019 and offers day care for children aged 2 months to 5 years, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year.

At Little Lancing we aim to provide every child in our care with exceptional early years education and care. We are a graduate-led nursery and are very proud of our qualified and experienced nursery staff team. Our Nursery Manager, Rachel Martini holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Learning and Development (University of Brighton). Find out more about our friendly team on our staff page.

In our community we celebrate together, we eat freshly prepared 'home-cooked’ meals together, we play together and we learn together. Every child is valued as a member of our family and encouraged to reach their potential through play and exploration, plenty of fresh air and a balance of child-initiated play and adult-led teachable moments.

We have three rooms: Explorers for our youngest children 2 months to 2 years, Investigators for 2 to 3 years and Pre-School for 3+ years. There is more information about our rooms and our Admissions process on our Admissions page

We are currently offering a limited number of personal visits to parents seeking an autumn 2022 start date. All visits are currently carried out within the Covid-secure measures we have in place. This is reviewed regularly, depending on the government restrictions in the place at the time.

In the meantime, we have made our own Virtual Tour - filmed on a mobile phone at a weekend and edited in house - which we hope will give parents considering childcare options an opportunity to see online the nursery space and to hear from our Manager, Rachel Martini, about what Little Lancing has to offer. The film is below:

In the film, you will hear that in normal times, each and every child who attends Little Lancing has access to the beautiful grounds of the Lancing College estate including the woodland walks, the equestrian centre, College farm and the Chapel. These were reduced as a result of the pandemic but we have reintroduced some of these, including the woodland walks with appropriate social distancing measures in place. Our children are fortunate to have the extensive play area adjoining the nursery building and are spending as much time outdoors as possible. We have begun to use our brand new Forest School learning space adjacent to the nursery site.

Families are welcome to register their initial interest by completing our Online Enquiry Form

There is more information about how the nursery is currently operating for enquirers and current parents on our Covid-19 page. This will be updated regularly in line with any changes in government and PHE guidance for early years settings.

Join our Staff Team!

The number of children on roll is increasing regularly and we have opened an extension to our Explorers Room for young babies. We are currently recruiting additional Level 3 Nursery Assistants to join our friendly staff team. Level 2 nursery assistants are welcome to apply and we may be able to offer flexible hours. We are also happy to hear from anyone who would like to join our team of bank staff who support the nursery. We offer

  • competitive salaries
  • five weeks' holiday plus bank holidays plus Christmas shutdown
  • continued training and professional development.
  • free parking on site, free hot lunches. staff wellbeing programme, pension scheme
  • substantial discount on childcare
  • apprenticeship opportunities. We pay well above over the government pay rate for our apprentices. Our first intake of nursery apprentices are nearing completion of their studies and the next batch of trainees have started theirs. We have more apprenticeship opportunities available from summer 2022.

Please visit our Careers Page to find out more or contact the nursery to come along to our Staff Recruitment Open Morning on Saturday 13 August.