Welcome to St John's Preschool Worthing

'Learning inspired by fun and play'

Spaces Currently Available. Call us now to arrange a visit, Tel: 07708830733

Why choose us?

At St John’s Preschool in Worthing we teach our children to become confident, and independent learners by adopting a ‘I can do it’ attitude towards their learning. No two children will have the same learning experience as we tailor our teaching to individual children by taking into account their interests, ways forwards and skills they have shown interest in.

We are a reflective team and are constantly monitoring our learning environment by carefully selecting the toys and equipment we set out for our children in order to meet their needs. 

Located perfectly for any families within the Worthing or Goring by sea area. 

Our sessions are mostly child led however we have daily adult led activities where the children have the freedom to learn new skills and experience different resources. Examples of these types of activities include cooking, playing games, making friendship bracelets and keyrings.  

Parent partnership is really important to us and we invite parents and carers in regularly throughout the year for our ‘Pop in and Play’ sessions where they can see their child playing. This is also a great opportunity for them to look through their child’s learning journal and discuss any concerns they may have. 

We create a friendly, enjoyable atmosphere where the children gain a real passion for learning. Come and meet our fantastic team and let your child discover the real fun in learning!



Fiona Staff ImageIt is with deepest regret that we have to share the devastating news that our colleague and dear friend Mrs Drew passed away earlier this evening. As some of you may be aware, Mrs Drew had been unwell in hospital for some time. Sadly she recently contracted Covid-19 and it took her from us.

Mrs Drew was a very much loved member of the St John’s Preschool family.  She will be greatly missed by all.                                                         

In these difficult times, to enable anyone to pay tribute to Fiona and her family, we have placed a noticeboard outside preschool in her spot to allow people to individually and safely write messages and show their respect.

Many have asked if there is a collection in support for Mrs Drew’s family. We have set up an account to facilitate this request. If you wish to have more details please email preschoolbursar@stjohnwestworthing.org.uk 

Thank you from

The Preschool Governors and the Preschool team

News & Events

Although St John’s preschool is currently closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we can still be contacted via telephone and/or email. If you would like to talk about your child joining us in the future we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We currently have a few spaces available during our summer term (once it is safe to reopen following government guidelines). We are also taking bookings for the Autumn term/following Academic year. We hope to hear from you soon.

The Preschool Team

'Early Years Free Entitlement Funding available for 2, 3 & 4 year olds'

Please see our Parent Information section for more details

Welcoming all children from 2-5 Years

Offering a safe and stimulating learning environment

Fully qualified Staff

A dedicated team offering the very best in childcare.

Ofsted registered & inspected

Awarded 'Good' in a latest Ofsted report.

Meet Our Team

Our professional team aims to respect your child’s feelings, to give them responsibility, independence, confidence and freedom to make choices.

Jude Waterhouse

Jude Waterhouse

Preschool Manager & Staff Governor

Carrie Hillier

Carrie Hillier

Preschool Supervisor

Fiona Drew

Fiona Drew

Preschool Assistant SENCO

Melanie Morgan

Melanie Morgan

Preschool Assistant

Preschool Address

St John's Hall, Ripley Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 5NQ

Opening Times

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 2:30pm Term Time

Phone & E-mail

Tel: 07708830733 preschooladmin@stjohnwestworthing.org.uk