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Nursery (Age 2-4)

Our Little Vines Nursery is situated in the most beautiful setting in East Sussex. Our last Inspection report found us OUTSTANDING in ALL areas. 

From September 2023 Little Vines Nursery will be open for 50 weeks of the year from 8am to 5.30pm (includes wrap around care.)

We are attached to the Pre-Prep building and offer a nurturing, stimulating and challenging environment for children aged 2-4 years and are very much part of the wider school community.

Our aim is to provide our youngest children with rich opportunities to enable them to build strong foundations. These are based around the Early Years Foundation Stage and focus on social and emotional development, language and communication as well as physical skills. We value the importance of our children having a voice and will teach them “twenty-first century skills” to enable them to grow and become unique, strong and independent young people.

We pride ourselves in ensuring the highest level of provision and within the Little Vines team we have two qualified teachers who work with, and are supported by, the most inspiring, dedicated and nurturing Early Years practitioners. Alongside this team we have specialist subject teachers who provide weekly gym, music, French, swimming, balance bikes and gardening lessons.

We strive to ensure we have excellent partnerships with our families and offer an open-door policy. Our aim is to work together to ensure the best outcomes for every child. Our children’s emotional wellbeing is paramount, as without this they cannot learn. We teach and support this process by introducing our Pre-Prep Pals, which are the Vinehall School’s behaviours for learning. These Pals, in the form of puppets, are introduced from the first day and teach our youngest members to be resilient, curious, take risks and be critical thinkers.

No day is never the same and we are led by our children’s interests.  Through their play, children will gain confidence as they explore, set their own goals and solve problems. Our skilled team will observe and spend time getting to know each child and provide a rich learning environment in which each child can play and explore, actively learn as well as being able to think creatively and critically.

Above all, Little Vines is a very happy, fun and extremely nurturing setting where each child can thrive in an environment that supports their uniqueness and individual development needs.

For more information please contact our admissions team at or call us on 01580 883 090 to book a private tour.


Little Vines Nursery - Award for one of the Top 20 Nurseries in the South East

We are delighted to announce that we have yet again been awarded as a Top 20 nursery. Up against over 2,000 other nurseries in South East England we are so proud that the nurturing and stimulating environment of our nursery has been recognised in this way and is a true reflection of the dedication of our wonderful team.


"Vinehall provide high quality early learning through play in a happy, fun and caring environment. The youngest children are cared for in a vibrant, family environment and participate joyfully in whole school activities and celebrations."

 Our latest reviews

"The teachers and support staff are all absolutely excellent at providing a stimulating learning environment that is safe, secure and exciting for our 26 month old daughter. She has progressed significantly since starting nursery 3 days a week and is now positively approaching all the varied experiences that Vinehall organise.

Our daughter has a milk allergy and yet the catering department ensures that she receives a dairy free lunch to enjoy after all the exhausting activities! Overall I would rate Little Vines Nursery as outstanding and the best possible start to nursery school."

Current parent.

"Our daughter has thrived at Little Vines Nursery, Vinehall School. All of the staff do so much to help build a happy and friendly community where everyone knows everyone and they all care for each other and the school. She is always so busy, from nature walks to baking, ballet and gym. The school has instilled such a love of learning. I would not want my children anywhere else."

Current parent


"I’m constantly delighted by the level of care my daughter receives at Little Vines Nursery, Vinehall School. I am incredibly grateful for the bespoke personal approach and professionalism of the team. They really understand what my child needs, and are thoughtful about how we can work together to support her."

Current parent

"Our experience and interactions with Vinehall have been exceptional. The prompt communication, the attentive care displayed to my daughter and the close-knit family ethos. My daughter has only thrived since starting at Vinehall. "

Current parent