All about Sticky Fingers and OASTies

“Staff build good relationships with children. This helps them to settle confidently and happily into play, and develop positive levels of well-being and self-esteem.”

(OFSTED: EY271308, July 2017)

We offer an early years, after-school and holiday provision to children aged 1-11 years. We are based in Uplands Community Centre in Lower High Street, Wadhurst and are managed as part of Uplands Community College.

We are a not-for-profit organisation so all proceeds go into the facility to provide the best care for your children.

Meet our Staff

Amanda Dann
Amanda DannChildcare Manager
BA Hons Early Years, EYP
Sara Griffin
Sara GriffinDeputy Childcare Manager
NNEB Montessori
Jodie Stevens
Jodie StevensChildcare Practioner
Level 3 CYPWF
Sam Gittus
Sam GittusAfter School Club Coordinator
Chloe Stevens
Chloe StevensChildcare Practioner
Level 3
Fiona Roache
Fiona RoacheChildcare Practioner
Level 3
Hannah Baker
Hannah BakerApprentice Childcare Worker
Level 2
Paisleigh Vigor
Paisleigh VigorApprentice Childcare Worker
Level 2

Would you like to join the team?

Childcare Practitioner

Sticky Fingers and OASTies is a childcare setting for 12 months  – 11-year-olds, based in Wadhurst at Uplands Community  Centre.  We are looking to recruit an experienced Childcare Practitioner for 30 hours per week.  If you are highly motivated, ready for a challenge, a team player, able to work flexible hours and have a level 3 or above in childcare and/or playwork call (01892) 786586  for more details or complete the application form and email to . Salary range Single Status Grade 3, point 7 (£18,562 per annum pro rata, £9.64 per hour) depending on age and experience.

Closing date Monday 27 September 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are always happy to talk to parents about their child’s needs but here are some questions that come up regularly but if there is anything else you’d like to discuss please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Sticky Fingers are 12months – 4 year olds

OASTies After School club are 5 – 11 year olds

Sticky Fingers and OASTies Holiday Club  are 12 months – 11 year olds

Yes, Sticky Fingers offer 15 hours for eligible 2 year olds and 15 hours for every 3 year old and 30 hours for eligible 3 year olds.

 If you are late picking up your child we would ask for you to contact the setting, to let us know you will be late and staff will stay with your child until you arrive.

After 6 pm you will be charged £5 for every 15 minutes you run over the pickup time.

You can pre-book until 6.30pm for a £5 charge if you know you will not make 6 pm.

You can also give authorisation for another person to pick up your child, children will not be released to unauthorised persons

Sticky Fingers can provide a hot lunch in term time only for £2.15 per lunch from Chartwells at Wadhurst Primary School.
Sticky Fingers and OASTies are committed to providing care and education for children of all abilities. Two members of our staff are trained SENCO’s (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators).
Yes if you would like to come and have a look around and see what we get up to please phone us on 01892 785685 or contact us through the website or email
Simply go to the Sticky Fingers Childcare page and then scroll down the page to the session list, you will then be able to book online, alternatively, phone us on 01892 782135.
Simply go to the OASTies or the Holiday Club page and then scroll down the page to the session listings, you will then be able to book online, alternatively, phone us on 01892 782135.

If you have any other questions, please contact us

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