Manston Terrace!

“Be inclusive and amazing”

Puffins at Manston Terrace is a 56 place nursery with an exciting enclosed garden, in the quiet area of St Leonards. Manston Terrace was Puffins’ original nursery, and has been running for almost 30 years.

Puffins at Manston Terrace have an established team, led by Hristina Morava. Hristina has worked for Puffins since 2021 and holds Level 6 in Children’s care with Qualified Teacher Status. She is supported by her deputy Fern who has worked for Puffins since 2016 and holds a Level 3 Early Years Educator. The nursery is spread over 2 floors and has our Holiday Club on the lower ground floor. Children can explore a variety of different rooms, supporting by caring and diligent staff who work hard to ensure every child is loved and cared for as an individual.

Children eat a range of tasty home-cooked meals and snacks, all prepared by Nick, our Cook. Meals are specially chosen to offer an appropriate balance to meet the nutritional needs of young children.

We are fortunate to be located close to many local parks and shops, and staff and children explore these regularly. Staff encourage children to be active and to develop their sense of community and understanding of the wider world.

Within the setting, we offer a wide variety of activities and opportunities for children to explore, manage risk, engage in early literacy and numeracy and develop creativity and independence. Holding a Good Ofsted report in all areas.

Hristina and Fern would love to show you what they can provide for you and your child, if you would like to book a visit, please CONTACT US.


An excellent nursery with a very happy atmosphere and incredibly friendly and caring staff. Our daughter started in the baby room and stayed all the way through to pre-school and her two young siblings are working their way through the nursery as well. Very impressed across the board!
Mother at Manston Terrace – September 2020
Puffins at Manston Terrace is an incredible nursery. I've had my daughter with them for over a year now, and have just started our 8-month-old boy there as well. Throughout this time the nursery has become more of a family to us. When me and my partner have had questions about how to raise our kids
they've been incredibly helpful, taking time to listen to our concerns and give really clear advice. We've also had some very difficult circumstances at home recently, and without their flexibility and support, it's hard to see that we would ever have coped. I really can't recommend this nursery highly enough, it's brilliant, thank you.
Father at Manston Terrace – August 2018
Manston Terrace is perfect for our 20-month-old. The staff are all wonderful and truly care about the children. His key worker is as excited to talk about his day as we are to hear about it. He has never shed a single tear when being dropped off and knocks on the door with a giant smile on his face every day.
A Mother at Manston Terrace – September 2022

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