Welcome to Childcare at Uplands Community Centre, Wadhurst, East Sussex

Providing high quality, flexible childcare in Wadhurst and surrounding villages

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Learning through experience

Here at Sticky Fingers we believe in inclusion and diversity, acknowledging that every child is unique, allowing each child as an individual to learn and develop through play and self-discovery.

We strive to offer an enabling environment, enriching our children’s lives, promoting good self-esteem and therefore a good disposition for learning.

We work closely with parents as they know their child best and are their child’s most enduring educator.

We have good relationships with neighbouring schools and nurseries ensuring smooth transitions.

Sticky Fingers aims to be a happy, friendly and safe environment where our children grow to be confident, happy and secure individuals.

Sticky Fingers promotes Independence and Well Being allowing our children to reach their full potential

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Our Services

We are open 49 weeks of the year for children aged 12 months -11 years

Please note we are always closed for Christmas Holidays and also for one week in the summer holidays.

Government funding is available as follows:

  • 15 hours for 2 year old children of eligible parents
  • 15 hours for all 3 and 4 year olds
  • 30 hours for 3 and 4 year old children of eligible parents

Term Time:-

  • TOASTies breakfast club 7.30am – 9.00am for Sticky Fingers (12 months – 4 years) at Uplands Community Centre
  • TOASTies breakfast club 7.30am – 9.00am at Wadhurst Primary School for 3 – 11 year olds.
  • Sticky Fingers sessional care for 12 months – 4 years:
    9.00am – 12 noon         9.00am – 1.00pm          9.00am – 3.00pm        9.00 – 6.00pm*
  • OASTies after school care for 3-11 years 3.00 – 6.00pm*

We have a minibus that collects children from Wadhurst Nursery, Wadhurst Primary School, Mark Cross Primary School, Frant Primary School and Stonegate Primary School and brings them to Uplands Community Centre .

*This can be extended to 6.30pm Monday – Thursday if pre-booked.

Holiday Clubs

Holiday Clubs run at Uplands Community Centre for 12 months – 11 year olds during every school holiday apart from Christmas and bank holidays when the Centre is closed.  We are open from 7.30am – 6.00pm and it is possible to book different sessions within those hours.

Bookings for the club are made online and details are published 3 weeks prior to the holiday club start date.

Terms 2019/2020 Date
Term 1 5 September - 25 October 2019
October Holiday Club28 October - 1 November 2019
Term 24 November - 20 December 2019
Childcare Centre Closed23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020
Term 3 20206 January – 14 February 2020
February Holiday Club 202017 February – 21 February 2020
Term 4 202024 February – 3 April 2020
Easter Holiday Club 20206 April – 9 April and 14 April – 17 April 2020
Term 5 202020 April – 22 May 2020
Early May Bank Holiday - Centre ClosedFriday 8 May 2020
Late May Bank Holiday - Centre ClosedMonday 25 May 2020
May Holiday Club 202026 May – 29 May 2020
Term 6 20201 June – 22 July 2020



HOLIDAY CLUB – 12 months to 11 year old