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About Us

Our purpose built Pre-school is the ideal setting for your child to grow and develop. Cavendish Pre-school believes in providing the very best quality childcare, enabling your child to develop in a friendly, fun, secure and stimulating environment. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) to enable children to learn in different ways and at different rates in all areas of their learning. Attending Cavendish Pre-school could mean that your child will benefit from a seamless transition into our all-through school.  Please note that if your child is due to start school in September (in the Reception Year) you will need to contact East Sussex County Council and arrange to complete a school application (online or by paper) by the County set deadline.

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. Our pre-school is registered to deliver the EYFS and we follow the legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS focuses on what matters most. This framework also has a greater emphasis on your role in helping your child develop. You can find out more about this guidance together with ‘what to expect when’ and how to support your child during their foundation years at

Our Pre-School. Our Curriculum

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Cavendish Pre-school. Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

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Our Team

At Cavendish Pre-School we pride ourselves on our highly qualified, long standing team, many of whom have been at Cavendish for years!

We believe in creating a warm and friendly environment and welcome all new children into our family.

Mrs Stead


My role as EYFS Lead is to oversee the curriculum and management of the Pre-School and Reception classes. In addition I manage and advise on transition into Reception and moving into Year 1 ensuring children are well equipped for the skills and knowledge the will need to start Key Stage 1.
I hold a BA (Hons) Degree and a PGCE from The Institute of Education (London). I have taught in KS1 and KS2 but specialised in Early Years Foundation Stage and have been teaching Reception for the past 10 years in Bexhill and Eastbourne.

I have a busy family life outside of school and enjoy travelling, hiking and reading.

Miss Sidders

Pre-School Leader

I am the Pre-School lead and have worked at Cavendish Pre-School since it opened in September 2016. I began my career with a GCSE in Childcare and this confirmed that caring for young children was what I wanted to do.

I have continued to study and my highest qualification is a BA Hons Degree. I hold Safeguarding, First Aid, Food Hygiene and various other childcare qualifications.

I enjoy helping children to achieve and am passionate about giving them the best start in their educational journey.

My hobbies include piloxing, zumba and dancing.

Mrs Brooks

Pre-School Practitioner

I have worked in Education for 16 years with children from ages 2 to college age.

I hold a Level 3 in Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning and have Safeguarding and Food Hygiene Qualifications. I have several years of experience supporting children with various special educational needs both in mainstream and specialist teaching schools.

I love working with children and am really excited to be able to join the team in January 2018.

My hobbies include swimming, walking my dog and spending time with my family.


of pupils achieved 9-4 in English.

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of pupils achieved 9-4 in Maths.

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Celebrating Success

The staff and governors of Cavendish wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils for the fantastic GCSE grades they have achieved this year.

Headteacher, Peter Marchant said, "The grades that our pupils have achieved are a reflection of their hard work throughout their time at the school and they can rightly feel proud of what they have achieved through these  challenging times."