About Us

Little Beans Childcare (Sussex) Ltd started it’s journey in Portslade as a childcare setting with a difference with its core aim to always offer flexible and affordable childcare with no compromise on the quality.

Our Portslade setting offers a warm, nurturing, home from home family environment for your children aged between 1 and 4 years. We do have space for children before their 1st birthday and this is considered on a case by case basis. We provide access to our pre school via Portslade also, so if its an outdoor enriched curriculum you are looking for in Brighton/Hove/Portslade we may be able to help. 

Our Pre School in Horsham is designed to support children from age 2 and beyond in their journey to being ''school ready''

A hybrid setting with a huge emphasis on outdoor learning in our beautiful green space. On a daily basis your children will be at one with nature, we spend most days playing in our mud kitchen making mud pies and leaf soup!

We aim to offer the best elements from a formal nursery whilst maintaining the warmth of a traditional home from home setting. We are fully committed to providing an environment that supports excellent learning and developmental progress in the early years across all areas of development.


  • 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 flexible and affordable childcare for the local families surrounding both of our settings. 
We have three registered staff, soon to be five all of which are either qualified or training towards a Level Three Early Years Educator. This is a mark of best quality for us and will be implemented across all of our settings as and when we hire new staff.

We run session groups of up to 25 children per day, currently running at about9 a day due to current restrictions and guidelines. 

We offer ALL YEAR ROUND COVER and have all of our staff back from Furlough.

Our other qualifications include :

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Understanding Autism
  • Supervisory Safeguarding Qualifications
  • Food Hygiene /Allergens
  • Health and Safety
  • EYFS 
  • Childcare Workforce Development Level 2
  • Outdoor Education Level Two
  • CYPOP5
  • SENCO Trained
  • First Aid Trained
  • Fire Safety and Fire Marshal Trained