Welcome to St Leonards Pre-school

In2play St Leonard’s pre-school, 35 Sydney Close, St Leonard’s, TN38 9DD

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In2play has been part of the local community since 2006. We are pleased to be bringing our experience of play and early education to our new pre-school. It is based in a purpose built pre-school setting with a large indoor and outside space. Please email office@in2play.org.uk for more information or to come and have a look around.

Play is a fundamental right for all children. Through play, playful experiences and interactions, children find ways to explore a range of emotions, become self-aware and learn to make sense of the world and their place within it. Play is driven by children’s own interests and when children play, they focus and fully utilise their whole body and mind.  Play is vital to physical, social, emotional and creative development. It offers opportunities for communication, testing out ideas, critical thinking, persistence and planning and is essential for intellectual development. Play supports feelings of being a valuable human and a child’s ability to trust in themselves, their ability to deal with challenges, solve problems and engage successfully with the world.

Our team of early childhood educators is skilled in enriching children’s play contexts to support their learning and development with plenty of opportunities for awe and wonder.

At In2play we make the most of open ended opportunities to develop creative and imaginative play and learning. We support children to investigate and explore and become fully absorbed in their learning.

We can currently take a maximum of 28 children per session offering a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child is valued as an individual.

Relationships are of central importance in a child’s life and we look forward to working closely with you.


‘Thank you all SO much. We are blown away by the quality of your care and so grateful for how responsive you are to our son – particularly during a time when there has been a lot of change for us all. We think In2Play has played a huge part in how much he is loving life in St Leonards. Can’t wait for next half term!’


At In2play pre-school we believe that all children should be happy, active, engaged and curious about the world and each other.

Play-based Curriculum:

The curriculum is everything we want children to experience and learn whilst at the pre-school. Our aim is to support children to become curious, creative, independent and confident learners, with good physical, communication and social skills. We give children time, space and freedom to follow their interests and to meet their own challenges and goals.

In2play’s unique curriculum is evidence based and covers all areas of learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Opening days and times:

We are open Monday to Friday, term time only. Funding can be used in our standard sessions of 9am – 3pm.

Session times
Mornings: 8.30am – 12pm
Children attending morning only sessions have a snack but do not stay for lunch.

Afternoons: 12pm – 3.30pm
Children attending afternoon sessions do stay for lunch.

Full days: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Funded hours are within 9am-3pm


We accept 15 and 30 hour funding (all 3-4yr olds are entitled to 15hrs free education, some 2yr olds can also access funding). Please ask staff for advice regarding funding or look at eastsussex.gov.uk and search for ‘help with childcare costs’. Additional hours cost £6.00 per hour.

Additional chargeable sessions for an early start or later pick up are 8.30am -9am and 3.00pm – 3.30pm. The cost per session is £3.50.

We require 4 weeks’ notice if you intend to leave or change hours, or the equivalent payment.

View and download the St Leonards Pre-school Parent Welcome Pack

Sydney Close, Silverhill, St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN38 9DD, United Kingdom