Kiddie Capers Nursery & Preschool Ardingly

Kiddie Capers Ardingly is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and provides stimulating and enabling environments for children aged 0-5 years old. We are a 50-place sole use setting located on the South of England Show ground. A unique rural location providing year-round attraction for the children to experience, such as farm animals, horses, sports cars, monster trucks, helicopters and much more.

The Nursery benefits from two sensory rooms filled with exciting tactile toys for the children to explore and develop their senses. The light table, sensory tube and large ball pool are favourites amongst the children.  We also have a dedicated sleep room where the children can take their naps listening to relaxing music.

With an abundance of outside space to explore, children participate in regular trips into the woods for our forest school sessions. We create strong links with the community by visiting the local village of Ardingly, spending time in the park and getting treats from the bakery.

Aligned with our dedication to quality education, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Our experienced staff members create stimulating activities that cater to each child’s unique needs, promoting their holistic growth across various areas of development. By incorporating play-based learning, social interaction, and structured routines, we ensure that children receive a well-rounded educational experience.

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Ardingly - 01444 635 022

Located within the South of England Showground


Heathfield Suite South of England, Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL



Regular booked hours. Under 2 years old.

£ 8.60 Per Hour
  • We’re Fully Flexible about the hours you need.
  • Funded hours accepted
  • Set Sessions
Regular booked hours.
Over 2 years old.
£ 8.40 Per Hour
  • We’re Fully Flexible about the hours you need
  • Funded hours accepted
  • Set Sessions
Adhoc Hours.
All Ages.
£ 10.25 Per Hour
  •  flexible roster sessions
  • Ideal for last minute
  • Ideal for shift workers

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Nursery & Preschool Registration

If you wish to register your child with Kiddie Capers, please download and complete the form below.

More Information & Services

All you need to know about the services we offer across all our locations

Forest School

Forest School is a growing philosophy in the UK and has been adapted from the approach of Scandinavian countries, such as Sweden and Denmark.

Funding Model

We offer both 15 and 30 hour funding for all eligible children.


We promote healthy eating and this view is reflected in our varied menus. We are committed to providing freshly prepared, healthy and delicious meals which our children will enjoy.

Outdoor Play

We passionately believe that outdoor play and learning opportunities are fundamental to the ongoing health and well being of all children.

Trips & Visits

We pride ourselves on our links with the local community, and the children attending Kiddie Capers settings will benefit from regular trips and visits.

Our Staff

We have an enthusiastic team of Early Years Practitioners who are committed to providing the highest quality care for our children.


Effective practice throughout the nursery is guided by the four themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Local Offer SEN

The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) local offer brings together information that is helpful to children and young people aged 0-25 and their families.


Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults