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The Nest Day Nursery

Three fantastic nurseries, catering for babies from 6 weeks until it is time for school, all run by passionate local families and educators. Two of these nurseries even offer a co-working office for busy parents! Rest assured that these nurturing environments are not owned by private equity investors, but by genuine and friendly locals who are committed to supporting you in raising the next generation.


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 and one in Hove. Many children join us in Wrens Nest as babies and stay until they go to school.

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Why The Nest?

Access our parent workspaces

Just £1ph - booking required

Competitive fees

Term time or all year options

Half Days

or full days

Parent and Child

guided education


For your reassurance


Bank Holidays


Incuded in your nursery fees

Meat Free Menu

Allergy Aware

Ad Hoc Sessions

Request as needed

Nursery app

See your child's journey

Locally Owned

Family feel


Breaks in care

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Building a community of like-minded parents

Our parents and carers can work alongside one another in one of our two co-working offices 

We have a workspace at Seven Dials and at Cromwell Road. 


Parent Co-working offices

Peripatetic Classes

 Our Peripatetic classes take place during the typical nursery day and are included in your fees. We offer a wide range of peripatetic classes designed to inspire and engage your child's imagination. Our rotating schedule ensures that as many children as possible have the opportunity to experience these enriching classes.


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High-energy classes which open a world of literacy and teach early phonics

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Music with Mike

Children are introduced to the wonderful world of music. Through engaging activities and games, they will learn about rhythm, melody, and different musical instruments. This class not only stimulates their creativity but also enhances their cognitive skills

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Baby Ballet

In this class, your child will discover the joy of movement and expression. The class incorporates an excitning range of props and instruments to enhance learning of their first ballet steps.

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Tatty Bumpkin Yoga

Children embark on an adventure filled with yoga-inspired exercises, storytelling, and relaxation techniques. They will improve their coordination, flexibility, and develop a sense of calm and well-being

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ProTot Sports

Pro Tots focuses on developing physical abilities and sports skills. Through fun games and activities, your child will enhance their motor skills, balance, and hand-eye coordination. This class promotes a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age. 



French & Spanish

Classes are interactive and fun, yet based on sound educational research. Learning is through songs, stories, games, drama and play. Children have so much fun they don’t realise they are learning

Are you looking for the proposed FREE Government Hours?

We are optimistic about government changes and will strive to provide parents with options to maximise support. With our fantastic funded options, you will receive your hours completely free, with minimal extra fees. Spaces are limited, so we recommend securing your place now; you can register now, and add your funding details later. Based on provisional information, it seems that the 9-month-old funding will commence the term after a baby turns 9 months and that parents will need to apply for the funding through the childcare choices website for an eligibility code. Once the government have this in place and you receive your eligibility code, we will be able to add the funding for you. You will only need to pay the full rates until your baby is eligible. 


Read our Ofsted Reports

"Children are happy and confident in the warm and welcoming setting"

"Staff take time to get to know children's individual personalities, interests and routines well"

"The passionate and ambitious management team lead the staff very well and create a positive atmosphere"

"Staff promote children's independence exceptionally well"

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A passionate, empathic and motivated team

Nurturing Education

Our incredible team is an extended family and is 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, well-being 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.

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You will be entered into our monthly draw to win one-week of free childcare!

For new and already registered families!

Our draw is made on the last day of

each month. 

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Choose Your Nursery

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Seven Dials - Near Brighton Station

350m from Seven Dials and Brighton Station

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

  • Open 7 am to 7 pm

  • On-Site Parent Workspace

  • Garden

  • Fee includes Meals and Snacks

  • Term-Time/All-Year Option

  • Flexible options

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.

  • Open 8 am to 7 pm

  • Garden

  • Fees include Meals and snacks

  • Term-Time/All-Year Options

 Cromwell Road - Hove

Hove - Day Nursery and Forest School

Located just five minutes walk from Hove Station  

  • Open 7 am to 7 pm

  • 450m2 full enclosed learning garden

  • On-site parent workspace

  • Fees include meals and snacks

  • Term-Time/All-year-round options

  • Flexible options

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Contact our lovely Admissions Manager - Mary

Mary can help you arrange a visit or register with us

Telephone: 01273 087065

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