Why Choose The Nest?
An emotionally satisfied child is able to engage in quality play and learning
First and foremost, The Nest follows the guidelines and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage. But at The Nest we like to offer something a little different too. In the UK families are lucky to have so many choices when it comes to early years, they can consider Montessori, Steiner, Forest school and Reggio nurseries. The Nest has been created with the best features of the different early years approaches in mind and here's how....
We love being outdoors!
Weekly Forest School Sessions
Our children take part in weekly forest school sessions. our Forest School is based on a fundamental respect for children and for their capacity to investigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. Our practitioners monitor children's learning closely and ensure our outdoor learning is linked to the children's individual learning goals.
A mature, passionate and motivated team
80% of our workforce is over 25 years, 50% are over 30!*
Our team of carers and teachers are motivated, warm and caring people who have empathy and the ability to relate positively to the children and their families. We engage children in discovery and exploration and use their curiosity to inspire their imagination.
*figures based on permanent workforce across both nursery settings
A wide range of peripatetic sessions
An truly enriched environment
Children enjoy a wide range of enrichment activities on a weekly basis. This includes Music Mike, Diddi Dance, Pro Tots and Tatty Bumpkin Yoga.
Discovery through artwork
Our Atelierista is a “teacher” with an arts background. They work with all age groups and practitioners to trace a child’s discoveries through artwork and working together they document and reflect on what is learnt. In this way, the expressive and poetic languages became part of the process by which knowledge is built. (Our Atelierista is currently on maternity leave, due to return Summer 2020 - don't worry, art and creativity is still an important part of our days and our practitioners are skilled in developing children's learning in this way too)
Other reasons to join us....
We offer the EYFE free hours
We are a private setting not part of a large chain
We offer a range of sessions
You are able to book extra sessions (subject to availability)
We provide healthy and nutrious meals at no extra cost for privately funded spaces
We have a dedicated outdoor learning co-ordinator
Ours fees are very competitive
We offer flexible tariff options to suit your needs
We have a highly qualified team of practitioners and management
Nursery events throughout the year
Nurturing Child Care and Education
We believe that children thrive in an environment where they feel safe and secure. We give professional love to every child at The Nest. Through our nurturing carers we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.
Time and Space to develop at a natural pace
We value the importance of creating an environment where children feel happy and valued. Just like many adults they need a clutter free and beautiful environment to cherish and flourish. At The Nest you will find well organised rooms that are clean and beautiful. You will find children who are engaged and may not even notice you as you watch them or you find children exploring the carefully selected resources and activities.
Seven Dials/Brighton Station: 52 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3JB, UK
Hanover: 89 Islingword Road, Brighton, BN2 9SJ