Welcome to Puffin!


Welcoming families, nurturing children and being a community

We've been delivering quality childcare for children age 2-5 years since 1992. Based in theTarner area of Brighton we pride ourselves on our community ethos and having close partnership's with families. We believe in putting children before profit and we are a charity owned and run by families for families.


We are a term-time only setting- which means we have the same holidays as schools. 

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Our Session Times and Prices


Early drop off:

9 am - 9.30 am          

cost =   £2.25



9.30am -12.30am           cost = £13.50



12.30 am -3.30pm             cost = £13.50


Full day:

9.30 am - 3.30pm             cost = £27.00


Hot lunches:                    cost =  £2.00

Or bring a pack lunch!


Most of our children have 15 hours a week free funding from the government- don't know if your child is eligible for funding? Just ask and we will help you find out!

Why come to Puffin?

Our Mission


  • We create a happy and welcoming environment for all our children

  • We offer a friendly and affordable service to as many families as we can

  • We give children a solid foundation for learning

  • We make every child feel valued

Our Staff


The Puffin team have been together for a long time and we are lucky enough to have had very low staff turnover- our deputy manager, Jo,  has been here more than 20+ years! Most of our staff started out as parents themselves, but all have now worked their way up to get qualifed. Our manager, Tracy, is a qualified Early Years Teacher and we regularly support students from Brighton City College, Brighton and Chichester Universities through placements at our setting.

                                                                       Funded Sessions

         Every child receives funding for 15 hours nursery or child care from the term after their 3rd birthday

                                                                        2 Year Funding

If you would like to find out whether you are eligible for 2 year funding or not, please click on the link below for contact details for the Brighton & Hove Family Information Service.

Childcare and childcare funding (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

                                       30 Hour Funding

 To see if you are eligible for 30 hour funding for a child over 3, follow the link below:

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Free Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK


 You will need your National Insurance number to hand.