The perfect place to play, learn and make friends

We are one of the largest childcare providers in West Sussex with over 25 years’ experience. We are dedicated to providing a safe, secure, stimulating and happy environment for our children.

Open 51 weeks of the year providing flexible, full day care for young babies from birth through to children ready to start school, we offer a range of sessions from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We have an Early Years Practitioner at each setting, dedicated rooms for children at different ages and carefully planned resources to enable each and every child to thrive.

Our Nurseries

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Contact Central Admissions

01243 530427

Both of our children love the nursery and William lives in the garden! Anything messy has always been extremely popular too! The environment always looks welcoming and the staff have always cared for both our children well. We would certainly recommend First Steps.

Danny Parent

We chose First Steps because it was recommended by friends who had children there. When we looked around the staff were friendly and helpful and we liked the look and feel of the nursery,

Claire Parent

The location is ideal, the nursery is competitively priced and, most of all, the staff are wonderful and very friendly. It is vital to visit all potential settings in your area because I firmly believe that you will sense which place is right for you and your child.

Helen Parent

We found First Steps online and it’s location was perfect for us. When we went to visit the nursery we were delighted – it almost seemed too perfect!

Laura Parent