Welcome to Stepping Stones Pre-School!

Proud to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted

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Stepping Stones Pre-School is a registered charity, welcoming children from 2 years to school age. We have two sites; MARESFIELD and BUXTED.

Maresfield is open 48 weeks of the year - 8am to 6pm

Buxted is open 38 weeks of the year - 9am to 3pm

We are a fully inclusive setting, welcoming all children from two to five years old. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and offer a full range of play-based learning opportunities, both inside and outdoors. We also have a Forest School.

We have strong links with local primary schools and this supports children as they move into formal education.

We welcome visits by prospective parents - please call the office on 01825 765241 if you would like to come and have a look round either (or both) of our sites.


In September 2011 Stepping Stones Maresfield was judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding' and again in October 2015.

In January 2019 Stepping Stones Buxted was rated "Good" by Ofsted.

30 hours free childcare

We are delighted to announce that we offer the full 30 hour EYEE entitlement. Are you eligible to receive 30 hours free childcare per week? *

Do you have a child who is, or will soon be, 3 or 4 years old?

Do both parents (or the sole parent) work?

Does each parent (or the sole parent) earn, on average at least a weekly equivalent to 16 hours at the national minimum wage?

Does each parent (or the sole parent) earn less than £100,000 a year?

If you can answer 'yes' to all the above you may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare.

Find out more on East Sussex County Council's website.

* A resource fee is charged hourly to provide healthy snacks, special craft & enrichment activities, this is applicable to 15 hour and 30 hour funded children

Latest News

Staff Vacancies

We are recruiting for Pre-School staff.

If you or anyone you know maybe interested in working for an outstanding Pre-School please contact us.

Uniform Shop

Our uniform can now be purchased directly from our local supplier.

Summer Holiday Club

We are delighted to offer a full holiday programme for the Summer (22 July to 23 August). This is open to all children aged between 2 and 8 years old - so Preschool, Reception and KS1 age children. Please click below for full details-

Stepping Stones Pre-School Maresfield

School Hill


East Sussex

TN22 2EG

01825 765241

Registered Charity Number: 1031558

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Stepping Stones Pre-School Buxted

St Marys Church Hall

Church Road


East Sussex

TN22 4LP

01825 732102