The Friendly Fish Nursery is open 51 weeks of the year from 8:00am to 6:00pm. We cater for children from 0-5 years, with additional care for children up to 8 years. The Friendly Fish first opened it’s doors to children in September 2018 as a brand new private day nursery & Beach School.

Located minutes from the sea front in Littlehampton, our Nursery is set in a large four story converted house in a residential area. We are situated in close proximity to parks and many schools; falling into catchment for local primary schools. We are in close proximity of many bus and train routes as well as having ample parking to ensure your ease and convenience of accessing our facilities.

At The Friendly Fish we have staff who have trained to be able to provide a Beach School experience for your child, which also qualifies us to lead our team in providing such a unique and fun opportunity to learn.

Our Beach school experiences will spark each child’s own intrinsic motivations to explore create and be curious about the world around them. Beach Schools provide an opportunity for holistic development for young children, giving them good foundations for the rest of their lives.

The children will get to have first-hand experiences, work together as a team, have their own ideas, opinions and most importantly to have a go and try something new.

The Beach school experience promotes an all-round developmental experience. Whether we are building shelters, exploring the tides, or just getting to know our natural environment it is always exciting and forever changing as well as providing teachable moments that we would not normally come across in the normal nursery environment.

Practice at The Friendly Fish Day Nursery & Beach School is being led by our Nursery Manager, Deborah Thorp.

Debs and Naomi hold their BA Level 3 qualification in Early Years. Both ladies have many years’ experiences in Early Years.

Debs and our team will lead and continue to develop our amazing staff team who are filled with enthusiasm, have a passion for teaching and above all devoted to providing exceptional childcare. No matter what some say, staff are all too easy to come by, but finding the RIGHT staff that really go that extra mile are very special!

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, warm, stimulating environment. We provide the very best nurturing, education and care for all of our children.

The Friendly Fish believes that children can do anything if they are offered the opportunity, allowing children to be dependent, confident learners who are content and happy to make their own choices, have their own feelings, thoughts and suggestions.

We invite you to explore other pages of our website and please come and visit us. When playing such an honourable role in a family’s life our staff are waiting each day to welcome you in, instil fun, laughter and excitement into each child’s day.