Our History

Pepper-Pot History

Angela Page and Liza are the joint owners of Pepper-Pot and have been trading since 1988. Here is a little about our history over the past years.

Pepper-Pot Playgroup opened in September 1988 and was based at St Luke’s Infant School, Brighton. In July 1993 the group was forced to close as the school required its prefab hut as a classroom.

Elm Grove’s Pepper-Pot Playgroup opened in November 1992 and was based in the former domestic science building next door to Elm Grove School, Brighton. In September 1998 this building was fully converted into a baby unit, providing spaces for babies aged from three months. In January 2013 the unit was flooded. Following complete refurbishment it opened in March as a pre-school for children aged three to school age. Due to covid the pre-school closed in March 2020, then reopened in October 2020 as a full refurbished baby unit.

Pepper-Pot Nursery Ltd opened in May 1995 and is based in the Lower Hall of St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Brighton. The nursery has sole use of this part of the building; the facilities are not shared with anyone. The nursery was refurbished in April 2013 to create a room for babies and toddlers and a separate room for two- to three-year-olds. Future plans include creating another garden so that all children can wander freely to the outside play area. Due to covid in June 2020 we reopened this site for 2 years + children and the pre-schoolers.

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Fees and payments

All fees are inclusive of nappies, wipes, breakfast, snacks, lunch and tea unless stated below and fees are due one month in advance

Fees for children under two years 

Sessions Cost 

8 am – 1 pm = £40.70
8 am – 3.30 pm = £59.39
1 pm – 6 pm = £39.05
8 am – 6 pm = £66.90

Hourly rates outside of these sessions above will be charged at £8.00

Fees for children aged two years and above 

Sessions Cost 

8 am – 1 pm = £37.50
8 am – 3.30 pm = £51.45
8 am – 4.30 pm = £58.99
1 pm – 6 pm = £36.95
8 am – 6 pm = £60.50

Hourly rates outside of these sessions above will be charged at £7.00

Fees for children aged 3 and 4 years – EYFE sessions

15 hrs Stretched Offer Universal (maximum 11 funded hours per week for 51 weeks per year = 561 hours)

30 hrs Stretched Offer Extended (maximum 22 funded hours per week for 51 weeks per year = 1122 hours)

Subject to Eligibility www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Please note an eligibility code is required for these hours which must be applied for termly in advance prior to the start of term


Sessions Cost Amount of EYFE Hours 

8 am – 1 pm = £28.25 Inc 2.75 

8 am – 3.30 pm = £27.45 Inc 5.50

8 am – 4.30 pm = £34.99 Inc 5.50

1 pm – 6 pm = £27.70 Inc 2.75

8 am – 6 pm = £36.50 Inc 5.50

Hourly rates outside of these sessions above will be charged at £7.00


FUNDED SESSIONS ONLY – subject to availability

Sessions and Days Cost Does NOT include Additional Service’s below
Monday & Friday Snacks
9 am to 2.30 pm  FREE Nappies
(11 hours per week) Wipes and Creams
Singing groups
Monday & Friday Local trips and visits 
Plus 2 other days  FREE Sun Hats
9 am to 2.30 pm

Online Journals

(22 hours per week)

Christmas Gifts 


Additional Service charge of £6.50 per session is payable for the above to be included.

Please ask us about 2 years EYFE sessions and costs. 

  • The nursery is closed on all bank holidays, plus one week over the Christmas period.
  • Days cannot be swapped or given in lieu.
  • Set days cannot be swapped, however, if additional days are required, we are more than willing to accommodate you if there are vacancies.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide any refunds due to a child’s absence due to holiday or sickness or offer alternative sessions in exchange.
  • If the nursery needs to close due to adverse weather conditions or exceptional circumstances unfortunately, we do not offer refunds or exchange sessions.
  • You need to provide four weeks notice
  • Fee’s are due for 52 weeks of the year 

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Pepper-Pot Nursery and Pre-school is dedicated to providing first class care for every child in the Brighton & Hove area.

01273 709 595


39 Whippingham Road
East Sussex