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ToyBox is an Ofsted-registered pre-school offering quality early years education in a caring and learning environment.

ToyBox is an Ofsted-registered early years setting, which received an ‘Outstanding’ grade in our last report.

We offer high-quality early years education in a caring and exciting learning environment, specialising in trauma-informed practice. We welcome all families in Brighton and Hove and believe in offering families the wrap-around care they deserve.

We offer a free-flow learning environment which takes from the philosophies of Reggio Emilia, Hygge, The Curiosity Approach.

We offer child-centered activities including: loose parts, messy play, imaginative play, sensory play, discussion tables, yoga, music, puzzles and stories. We also visit our surrounding communities which include trips to local parks, museums, library and linking in with music groups.

Covid-19 update

ToyBox are continuously monitoring Covid-19 guidelines issued by our local authority. We are in a position to reopen and look forward to inviting our families back.

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions


Our sessions run on: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 2pm, term-time only.

Please email toybox@womenscentre.org.uk to arrange a taster session.


£5.50 per hour to be paid on the day of each session. The shortest session available is 2 hours.

We also offer alternative funding at £4.50 an hour. Please speak to Gemma, the ToyBox Manager for more information.


Early Years Free Entitlements (EYFE)

Free funding for up to 15 hours per week is available for children ages 2-5 years old. Staff can help you apply for EYFE.

Childcare Vouchers

Parents can access ‘tax-free’ childcare and could be entitled to help towards cost of childcare.

The Family Information Service list ToyBox in their online directory. They can also help you apply for funding.

“He feels enormously at ease with the staff, who are very attentive to his individual needs. The centre provides a safe and caring atmosphere and he often comes home with stories or songs.”

“She really enjoys her time at ToyBox; her social skills have improved and she now enjoys playing with other children. Her confidence has vastly improved and she is a very happy little girl.”


For further information please contact the ToyBox at: toybox@womenscentre.org.uk


STARS Award (Sustainable Travel and Road Safety)

ToyBox is thrilled to have been given a Bronze award for the STARS programme which is a Department for Transport initiative to encourage safe and healthy travel options.


Download a copy of our latest Ofsted report.

Further Information

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