Pevensey & Westham Pre-school is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and education for your child, thereby ensuring they’re settled and ready join their primary school education alongside the children they attend the pre-school with.

The pre-school is owned and managed by Total Childcare Services Ltd ( , a local business which already owns and operates two other childcare settings in East Sussex. By owning and managing other local childcare settings we fully understand the importance of keeping Pevensey & Westham pre-school tailored to meet the needs of local families and the local community. We know how important the previous playgroup was to local families, and we will build on the success of the previous playgroup.

What we’ve done so far and some of what we’ll be doing in the future

We’ve already recruited a new Leader/Manager for the pre-school – Teresa Howell. Teresa has extensive experience in leading and managing childcare settings. Teresa ensures the highest of standards of care and education are delivered to the children by the team working with her.

We’re retaining members of the previous playgroup team. Continuity of care for the children who attend the pre-school is essential. The playgroup had a great team working there and we’re retaining that team.

We’re making a significant investment into the pre-school to ensure we have the most appropriate staff, equipment and environment for the children.

We’ll be expanding the use of the outdoor area to ensure we maximise the children’s outdoor adventures and experiences.

Our Vision
Our Vision is we believe that all children have the right to be understood and valued as innate individuals and to be given the time, opportunity and support to develop as self-competent, creative learners.   Every child is unique and at Pevensey & Westham Pre- School we wholeheartedly believe the following to be the fundamental steps you need to take to find the most suitable solution for your childcare and educational needs. Above all, you and your child need to be in an environment where you feel happy and confident to leave your child, in a clean, safe and well-equipped setting. One where children are mixing well, playing together with plenty of opportunity to develop, learn, thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Staff Team

Meet the dedicated people of our Pre-School who are passionate about caring for your child!


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Teresa Howell

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Hi, my name is Teresa Howell and I look forward to meeting you in person. I'm delighted to be leading the Pevensey & Westham Pre-school.

I have always had a passion for working with children. I started helping at my daughter’s pre-school and never looked back. I have worked with all age groups from 0-5 and trained as an early years SENCO supporting children with a range of SEN. Through the experience and training I have gained over the past 20 years and also being a Mum myself, has lead me to being very passionate about providing high quality childcare and education in an enabling environment where the children can learn and grow as individuals.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me in person, please don't hesitate in calling me on 07925 538730 or email via