Tarnerland Nursery School is for children from 3mths to 5yrs, it is funded by the Local Education Authority in partnership with the Council’s Children’s and Family Services and is part of the Tarner Children’s Centre. The nursery has a long established reputation of providing quality early education and care which we are delighted to maintain, reflected in our recent Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grading (link to report),  this is particularly pleasing as we have to meet the strict criteria of a full school inspection –  our success is due to the outstanding practice of our well qualified and experienced staff, which includes 5 teachers, 2 EYP’s and 20 NVQ’s. The Headteacher has a long career in teaching and her deputy – The Nursery Manager has a vast experience in Children’s Services, this is reflected in the qualifications they have both gained through the National College for Leadership.




We are very proud of our most recent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grading – please follow link to read a Newspaper article celebrating our success.


We are now enrolling babies, toddlers and Over 3s for September.

Please contact us if you are interested in a place on:
01273 294199 or email admin@tarnerland.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

We offer free childcare for 2 year olds – please contact the Family Information Service 01273 293545 to find out if your child is eligible.

Look forward to hearing from new families.

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Latest inservice day and holiday dates.

Our vision at Tarnerland is for every child to SMILE…

Stay safe and healthy
Make a wide community of friends
Independently think and learn
Laugh, listen and talk confidently
Enjoy and respect others similarities and differences

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Tarnerland Nursery School
Sussex Street, Brighton, BN2 0AR
Reception: 01273 294199

Headteacher: Julie Plumstead
Nursery Manager: Helen Cowling
Chair of Governors: Viv Warren