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Reg. Charity No . 1036707


To have a willingness to learn, leads to success


Our experienced and professionally trained staff guide our children in their learning and development to provide the best start to school life through the provision of memorable experiences which help them to develop personally and academically to comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage.

We provide a safe nurturing environment that our children and families feel welcome and comfortable in.

All our staff are first aid trained and we have a defibrillator on site.


We believe in the children creating their curriculum based on their interests and their environment, which our staff will help them build on by giving support and guidance for ideas and resources. Our most important goal is to provide the children the opportunity to succeed. Children are admitted to Playgroup on a non-discriminatory basis and we seek to promote equal opportunities for all. We acknowledge and value each child’s individual needs. We spend 75% of the day in free flow.


Parents / carers / guardians and family have the most influence in a child’s life. We view parents as the childs first contact for deveopment and our partners in their children’s education and are encouraged to be involved in their child's learning at every step.


Our surrounding community is a fantastic resource for learning and we aim to integrate the community into our setting. Our children will go out and explore the community and environment around them. We also have community members come in to playgroup and share their knowledge with our children.

The many talents and skills of all parents/carers supplement those of the practitioners and committee to keep the Playgroup a happy, enjoyable and very safe place for your child.


We are open during term time;   Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.15pm


We offer 30 hours free childcare entitlement of working parents that qualify. We offer 2 year funding, and 15 hour free entitlement for 3 and 4 yr olds to hours that suit you.

Extra Hours are charged at £5.00 per hour.

We offer flexible hours and flexible payments.

We provide healthy free snacks and milk.

Our policies are available at pre-school. Look at our new information on

'how we teach your child'.

See our facebook page 'St. Gabriel's Pre-school' for a diary of our unplanned activities.

The best way to find out more is to come and see us. You are welcome to come and have a look around any time, and stay for free with your child during playgroup session times.

We also have a registration form on this site.

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 Welcome to St. Gabriel's Playgroup, Billingshurst  

                    Day Care for 2 to 5 years

                       Phone 07512650699