About US

About US About US About US
Little Beans Childcare (Sussex) Ltd in Mileoak is a childcare setting with a difference, we offer all the best bits from a formal nursery whilst maintaining the warmth of a traditional childminders. We are committed to providing an environment that supports excellent learning and development in the early years.


  • To provide a warm and caring home from home environment for your little ones to flourish and develop
  • To work in partnership with our parents
  • Provide flexibility and affordable childcare for the local residents of Mileoak and the Surrounding area

We have five registered staff, all of which are either qualified or training towards a Level Three Early Years Educator

Our other qualifications include :

  • Safguarding 
  • EYFS 
  • Outdoor Education Level Two
  • CYPOP5
  • SENCO Trained
  • First Aid Trained
  • Fire Safety and Fire Marshal Trained


Day Care Full or Part time

All year round Term time only Ad Hoc

Funded Places

We provide Full and Part time spaces 2 year Old Funding 30 Hour 3-4 Year Old Funded Spaces

Before and After School

Mileoak Primary 7am to 9am / 3pm to 6pm


6.30 pm onwards 7 days per week


Joanne Bond

Director / Registered Childminder

I have worked in childcare now for over six years, from day one I have never looked back....the best bit of my job is the development of the amazing relationships with the children and their parents which we care for.

Hannah Driscoll

Assistant Manager/Trainee Childminder

Hannah has recently joined our setting and will soon be progressing to sole leadership on a full time basis at the setting. She has a Level Three Early Years Educator Qualification and will be adding a few more strings to her bow now she is here at LBC. High energy her enthusiasm is infectious!!!

Ellesse Saunders

Level Three Apprentice Childcare Assistant

Ellesse has most recently completed her Level Two workforce development qualification and has joined us to complete her Level Three Early Years Educator. She has a calming way with the children and has already lead some amazing creative activities with the children since she has joined.

Jasmine Shelley Plank

Apprentice Childcare Assistant

Jasmine has recently joined our team here at Little Beans. Completing her Level Three Early Years Educator Qualification we are very excited to have her in our team. She has a son Isaac who is nearly one so has first hand experience of working with children. She loves art and messy play!!

Evie Williams

Childcare Assistant

Evie has now been with the company since April 2016 and has developed some amazing skills since she has been with us. Completed her Level 2 Childcare and Early years via a local apprentice provider in 2017


In November 2018 we had our inspection... OUTSTANDING in all areas......Please read the amazing comments made by our inspector below


Customer feedback

CM, Mileoak 2017:Parent

"My one year old son has been coming to Little Beans for nearly 6 months now, he loves it here, can't wait to go in the mornings. The staff are amazing and I can tell they really enjoy and care about the children individually. The setting is lovely and meets my sons needs perfectly. Highly recommended."

Where to find us

  • Foxhunters Road, Portslade, United Kingdom

Partnership with parents

Helping out at sessions

We invite parents in periodically to help with short sessions throughout the year.

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Sharing special interests

We love to hear what you have been up to at the weekend, or what holidays you have planned to implement these into our planning of topics and activites for the children.

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Taking part in events

Here at Little Beans we love to go one special trips ....we encourage parent participation at all of our outings as this really can support the learning and devopmental needs of your child.

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Parent relationships with each other

We actively encourage parents communication with each other. Our Whatsapp and Facebook community pages are a great place to start.

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Apprentice Childcare Assistant - Mile Oak, Portslade, Brighton, UK - ACA

12-18 month apprenticeship
Level 2/3 Early years qualification whilst working in our setting in Mileoak
20-30 Hours PER WEEK (shifts) 8am to 6pm Mon - Fri
Minimum wage rules apply
Monthly pay via BACS
Employed by Little Beans Childcare


Please Contact Jo or Hannah on littlebeanschildcare@yahoo.co.uk

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