Welcome to Stepping Stones Pre-School!


Proud to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted


Stepping Stones Pre-School is a registered charity, welcoming children from 2 years to school age. We have two sites; Maresfield and Buxted.


We are a fully inclusive setting, welcoming all children from two to five years old. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and offer a full range of play-based learning opportunities, both inside and outdoors. We also have a Forest School.


We have strong links with local primary schools and this supports children as they move into formal education.




In September 2011 Stepping Stones Maresfield was judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding' and again in October 2015.

30 hours free childcare

We are delighted to announce that we offer the full 30 hour EYEE entitlement. Are you eligible to receive 30 hours free childcare per week?


Do you have a child who is, or will soon be, 3 or 4 years old?

Do both parents (or the sole parent) work?

Does each parent (or the sole parent) earn, on average at least a weekly equivalent to 16 hours at the national minimum wage?

Does each parent (or the sole parent) earn less than £100,000 a year?


If you can answer 'yes' to all the above you may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare.


Find out more on East Sussex County Council's website.

Latest News

Staff Vacancies

We are recruiting for Pre-School staff.

If you or anyone you know maybe interested in working for an outstanding Pre-School please contact us.

Parent & Carer Power

We are in traditional spring cleaning mode and there are plenty of 'odd jobs' which we need some help with. Please see the newsletter for further details and please contact us if you think you can help.

Upcoming events

Monday 28th May - Maresfield Village Fete

Week Commencing 11th June - Sponsored Pedal Push at Marefield. Sponsored Obstacle Course at Buxted

Friday 29th June - Drusillas Outing

Monday 16th July - Buxted Leavers Celebration Morning

Tuesday 17th July - Maresfield Leavers Celebration Morning

Stepping Stones Pre-School Maresfield

School Hill


East Sussex

TN22 2EG

01825 765241

Registered Charity Number: 1031558

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Stepping Stones Pre-School Buxted

St Marys Church Hall

Church Road


East Sussex

TN22 4LP

01825 732102