The Nest Day Nursery

Three local family-owned nurseries in Brighton and Hove - a special place to learn


Proud to be different!!!

We are not afraid to be the first many times over!

The Nest was the first (and in some cases, the only) private day nursery in Brighton to


  • offer a Meat Free menu

  • not charge parents for Bank Holidays

  • offer replacement child sickness days

  • offer free holiday periods

  • offer term-time (38 week) only contracts

  • offer a break in care

  • offering forest school session as part of nursery provision since 2014!

  • annual staff weekend away

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Where does my child's journey start?

The Nest is a small family-owned and managed private day nursery group exclusive to Brighton and Hove. We are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and welcoming environment for all children. We incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. Children at The Nest are happy and settled and our environment is beautiful and carefully prepared. We cater for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years in two nursery settings in Brighton. Many children join us in Wrens Nest as babies and stay until they go to school.


Why The Nest?

Term Time Options

OR All Year Round

Competitive fees

Term time or all year

Half Days

or full days

Parent and Child

Groups and Workshops


For your reassurance

No Fee

Bank Holidays

Peripatetic Classes 

Yoga, Music, Sport

Meat Free Menu

Allergy Aware

Ad Hoc Sessions

Available to book

Nursery app

See your child's journey

Locally Owned

Family feel

No Fee

Breaks in care

Day Care

A passionate, empathic and motivated team

Nurturing Education

Our incredible team are an extended family and are at the heart of everything we do. They're the ones who'll help your child get settled, be happy, and grow in confidence. That is why we are passionate about providing our team with a positive work environment, excellent training packages, wellbeing support and other benefits to ensure that they are always providing every child with professional love and the best possible education and care. Through our nurturing carers we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop close relationships.


Clutter Free environments

Time and Space to Develop at a natural pace

We value the importance of creating an environment where children feel safe, happy and valued in which to thrive. 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 exploring the carefully selected resources and activities.


Choose Your Nursery


Seven Dials - Near Brighton Station

350m from Seven Dials and Brighton Station

Located on the corner of Albert Road in a beautiful Georgian building. 

7am to 7pm

6 weeks to 5 years old


Hanover - Near Queens Park

At the top of Islingword Rd

Located at the top of Islingword Rd, close to Queens Park in a purpose built nursery.

8am to 7pm

6 weeks to 5 years old

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 Cromwell Road - Hove

Hove - Day Nursery and Forest School

Located just five minutes walk from Hove Station - Day nursery for 0 to 5-year-olds in 450m2 full enclosed learning garden.


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52 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3JB

89 Islingword Road, Brighton, BN2 9SJ

48 Cromwell Road, Hove, BN3 3ER

01273 08 70 60


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