Our Story

We are an independent, private preschool, set within the grounds of Christ Church in the village of Sayers Common, West Sussex and conveniently located, just off the A23. We provide high quality, fun and enthusiastic childcare for 2-5 year olds and welcome everybody into the setting, we believe every child is unique!

The preschool is run from the church hall, which is a separate building a few metres away from the church and run by owners Emma and David and their amazing team. Although the preschool is run independently from the church, there is a close relationship with the committee.

As parents themselves, Emma and David can relate with families, as we all want the best for our children. Isabello's was created to provide exceptional care, where every child has the platform to be pushed and succeed within a fun and welcoming environment, offering modern educational techniques, following the EYFS framework to enhance preschool learning. We are proud members of the Early Years Alliance.

"Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly"

Wellies are a must!

At Isabello's we explore the world around us and have a special focus on the outdoors, boosted by our outdoor learning activities within the grounds and the surrounding area.

Isabello's Preschool Forest School Fun

We provide additional learning activities such as:

Forest School - is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment.

Yoga for Kids - is a system of physical exercises and postures, that enhances childrens flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. All created in a fun way.

Languages for Kids - additional languages will be offered by Isabello's. Exposing a child to a second or third language allows them to optimize their learning potential. Children who have learned a foreign language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving.

Our approach to learning is fun, we want all to be engaged and each child to reach their potential!


We are open Monday to Friday, term time only and accept both the 15 & 30 hours Government Funding*.

Our sessions are as follows:

  • Morning Session: 8:45am-12:30pm
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Full Day Session: 8:45am-3:30pm

*If you require Government Funded sessions only - times vary, please contact us to discuss.

Preschool Term Dates 2023/2024

Preschool Term Dates 2024/2025

Isabello's Preschool Graduation Duck

Our Mission

Our Philosophy

To continue to make a difference to children, families and employees, to provide the highest quality early care and education for each child in our preschool.

  • We put children first
  • We believe every child is unique
  • We want every child to reach their potential
  • We create a fun and enjoyable environment

Our Values

Our Principles

At Isabello's, we are guided by our Values and Principles. Our Values and Principles are quite literally at the heart of our organisation's ethos and culture.

  • Honesty & Respect
  • Accountability & Teamwork
  • Inclusiveness & Enjoyment
  • Loyalty & Commitment
Isabello's Preschool Forest School Smiles and Fun