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St John’s Preschool Worthing took over from St John’s Playgroup in 2009. You can find us in St John’s Hall, next door to St John the Divine church in West Worthing. This location allows us to offer two secure outdoor play areas for the children – a courtyard in the front and a garden at the rear – where we can guarantee fun year-round.

What we offer

We’re a small preschool with a maximum capacity for 26 children, and a roster of experienced and fully-qualified staff (meet us here!). Because of this, we are in a unique position to care for each child as an individual while maintaining strong links with parents and carers. We pride ourselves on creating a fun, enriching environment where all children are welcome!

In addition to our indoor space, we have two secure outdoor play areas. The garden at the rear has a mud kitchen, a vegetable and fruit garden, and water, sand and digging areas. Meanwhile, the courtyard at the front offers a flat, mud-free area perfect for the children to play with outdoor toys like bikes, scooters and tricycles. Be sure to check out our gallery to see the range of activities your children could get up to.

Our preschool receives funding to provide free early education for eligible children aged between 2 and 4 years old. We also support children with special educational needs or disabilities, and children who speak English as an additional language.

For all information about what we do, what we offer, and how we work, see our Parent Information page.

Behind the scenes

St John’s Preschool is run by a church-appointed Board of Governors. The current governors are:

  • Sally Thompson – Chair of Governors
  • Fr. Tim Peskett – Vice Chair of Governors
  • Martin Lloyd – Governor
  • Paul Waterhouse – Governor
  • Gillian Almond – Governor

We were awarded “Good” by Ofsted in 2019, with key focus on our inclusive and nurturing environment and our ability to closely support children. You can read the full Ofsted report here.

Call us to arrange a visit 07708830733

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