"The amazing staff that have helped Kacy develop into a lovely girl, all the learning through play, the friends she has made and how the pre-school has got her ready for school."

Freya Constantine

"Through much communication, hard work & dedication from everyone working at Elan, Brandon has come on in leaps and bounds and is at the best possible stage to start school."

Emily Shaw

"A very big thank-you to all the staff at Elan nursery.  The commitment, kindness and fun you have shown Finn has made his journey through most enjoyable."

Anne Sparkes

"We have seen Finn grow and flourish with all your help and encouragement and are truly grateful to you."

Anne Sparkes

"It is very pleasing to see Lewis develop into a confident pre-schooler, who thanks to all the varied activities undertaken at Elan, is more than ready to take his next big steps to school."

Katy & Gary Beadell

"Lewis – enjoyed playing in the garden, spending the day with his friends, going on the mini-bus and learning his phonics. Scarlett always looked forward to her days at the nursery and loved ‘show & tell’, being out in the garden and meadow."

Lyn Brough

"The strategy of each child having their own dedicated key-person is a fantastic idea.  Both my children have grown very fond of their key-person who is there to support and nurture their emotional needs on a day-to-day basis."

Stephanie & Paul Isaacs

Thank you so much for looking after our children – they have had some brilliant times with you. We think you all do a great job.

Kelly & Ray Millard

"Thank you for looking after Sebastian and all of your help and guidance with his development."

Lianne & Steve Seymour

"Kaitlin has truly grown in many aspects of her development, thanks to you all."

Lindsay Ogle

"Alex has been an extremely happy chappy and I am sure that is part down to the staff."

Hannah & Robert Oliver

"Words cannot express how thankful I am that I chose Elan nursery for George. You have all contributed so much to the happy healthy boy that he is, George has thrived at nursery."

Suzie Field

"Your combined efforts have made the necessity of being a working family much easier."

Helen & Ryan Carson

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About us

Steyning Nursery

At Elan, meeting the individual needs of all children lies at the heart of our practice, delivering personalised learning, development and care to help children to get the best possible start in life. We believe this is best achieved by working in partnership with parents. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning by contributing to their child’s learning journal and attending parent’s evenings.

Our staff are experienced and qualified, and believe children learn through play opportunities indoors and outdoors. We offer a balance of child-initiated and adult-led play based activities, and provide a rich and resourceful environment that stimulates all children, offering them a variety of choice and colourful experiences.

The children’s meals are carefully planned to ensure they are healthy and wholesome and provide at least 5 potions of fruit and veg every day. We have a full time chef who serves a freshly prepared hot lunch and an afternoon tea every day. Fresh fruit snacks are provided in between meals and breakfast is served every morning from when we open until 8.30am.

At Elan, children are always valued as unique individuals and our aim is for them to be happy and progress to their full potential before starting school.

For a small fee, additional activities are on offer provided by outside agencies. These are half day Forest School, French and Yoga. The fee is paid directly to the provider and the activities are run in small groups of 7-11 children. One of our Nursery Practitioners will always be present during these sessions.