Barn Owls is a friendly village pre-school in Etchingham, East Sussex operating from the new site at Parsonage Croft. Being located next to Etchingham C of E Primary School enables us to enhance the service that we offer, joining the school in its fabulous new purpose built facility.  Barn Owls moved into it’s new premises in February 2014 but had been running in the old village hall as Etchingham Under Fives since the 1970s!

Our Aims

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential.  A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances.  A secure, safe and happy childhood is important and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.
Our aim at Barn Owls is to enhance the development and education of children from aged two through to the start of Reception Class.  As we are registered by Ofsted we follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, in a setting that encourages parental involvement.  To achieve this we:


  • Provide a safe, happy, caring and stimulating environment in which the children can develop their skills through a balance of adult-guided and child-initiated play based activities


  • Fun and friendship with other children and adults, as well as opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the activities of the pre-school and in your child’s progress.


  • Ensure that each child is treated as an individual, without prejudice or discrimination, and help them develop respect for others and their surrounding environment.


  • Develop the confidence, sense of achievement, self-esteem and independence of the children through the experiences offered.

Upcoming Events:
Family Funday

Fun for all the family this May Bank Holiday


Nearly New Sale

Pre-loved, good quality children and baby clothes, school clothes, Maternity, baby equipment, nursery items, children's toys, books and plenty more!

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