The Nest Hanover
0 - 5 years - 8am to 7pm - Monday to Friday
The one with the friendly vibe
Spacious fun filled rooms
The Nest Nursery at Hanover, Brighton is located towards the top of Islingword Road, close to Queens Park.
The nursery and preschool cater for babies, toddlers, and young children from birth until they start school. We are less than 5 minutes walk from beautiful Queens Park, where our children love to explore, and just 10 minutes from The Level. We are ideally located for families commuting into Brighton for work and for local residents.
Time to get to know you
Individual and Adaptable
Routine is central to the development of young children and each of our age groups follows its own fun and educational timetable. But we work hard to ensure that we are able to follow each child's individual needs too. Since every child and family is different we never follow a 'one method fits all' approach. Instead, we spend time with you to find out your child's own personal needs. As children grow, we adapt to their needs. Our constant reflection, evaluation, and adaptations mean that the environment is always tailored to meet the children's needs.
All Year Round
Fees without funding
We are open for 52 weeks per year. Sessions are paid monthly in advance by Direct Debit or Card payments using our nursery app. Our minimum attendance is 2 half days per week, over at least two separate days.
Term Time Only
Fees for under 3's
We are one of the only private day nurseries in Brighton to offer a 38 weeks term time option. Additional sessions can be booked during the holidays too. Our minimum term-time attendance is two full days a week. Fees are paid monthly in advance by Direct Debit or debit card.
For eligible two-year-olds
Some 2-year-olds in Brighton & Hove are entitled to receive up to 15 hours a week of free early learning, or 570 hours spread across the year. At The Nest, we offer completely free hours for eligible two-year-olds. Lunch is provided at £3.50, tea at £3. Snacks are included. Additional sessions can be booked at the standard fees.
15 Hours a week - Term-Time
1 x 8am to 6pm Day and
1 x Half Day
8am to 1pm/1pm to 6pm
11 Hours a week - All Year
2 x 8am to 1:30pm OR
3 x 1:45pm to 5:25pm
11 Hours a week - All Year
Plus additional hours
2 x 8am to 6pm days
Fees for Three and Four-year-olds
Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE)
All children receive 570 hours of free early learning, spread across the year, from the term after their third birthday.
Working parents may be eligible for an additional 570 hours per year.
Our Nursery Rooms and Preschool
Individual and adaptable
Routine is central to the development of young children so each room has a dedicated timetable. But we work hard to ensure that we are able to follow each child's individual needs too. Since every child and family is different we never follow a 'one method fits all' approach. Instead, we spend time with you to find out your child's own personal needs. As children grow, we adapt to their needs. Our constant reflection, evaluation, and adaptations mean that the environment is always tailored to meet the children's needs.
Our staff are chosen for their nurturing and loving personalities as well as their experience and qualifications. Each key person has a very manageable number of key children to ensure that they are able to develop strong bonds and relationships with each family and baby.
Lovingly provides for babies 2m to 22/24m
In our Wrens room, we have a ratio of at least 1:3. The room is led by a Level 3 qualified Early Years Educator who is supported by other qualified key people that have experience and knowledge of working with babies.
We want to provide the very best environment for your baby, so before your baby starts with us, your key person will spend time with you and your baby to ensure that they know their individual needs, preferences, and routines. We take careful note of even the smallest of details, which we understand will make the biggest difference in helping them to settle into their new nursery family and environment.
Your baby's day will be filled with plenty of fun and stimulating activities. They will include many sensory activities where your baby and toddler can get to know the world and make sense of it through sight, smells, touch, noise, and taste.
We have a range of both open-ended resources and commercial toys, that will stimulate your baby and develop their cognitive skills.
During the day, your child will spend time in the morning and afternoon exploring the outdoor learning environment.
The routines in Wrens Nest are very child-led. We understand that not all babies have the same sleep and eating schedule.
Our fees are all-inclusive of meals and snacks. We can provide baby-led weaning as well as pureed meals. You will just need to provide us with your choice of formula or breast milk.
Exploration for 2 and 3-year-olds
In our Robins room, we have a ratio of 1:3 for toddlers under 2-years-old and 1:4 for two-year-olds. The room is led by a Level 3 Early Years Educator and is supported by other qualified practitioners. The room also has one dedicated apprentice who is learning alongside the children.
This is the age group who really start to show their own little characters, they are walking and talking and becoming more independent in everything they do.
This age group is ready to investigate and explore the world around them, so time in the Robins room is fun and energetic! The holistic approach to learning and development means that children are having so much fun they do not realise how much they are learning. The children engaged in planned, purposeful play through a mix of adult-initiated and child-initiated activities all centered around the children's interests. The children develop close friendships through their play and begin asking more questions as their imaginations and curiosity evolve. The children are supported by knowledgeable and caring practitioners, who encourage the children’s
developing independence and social skills as they play.
for 3 and 4-year-olds
Children start in Swallows between 34m and 39m old. Room movement depends on the terms, their development, and friendship groups. The ratio in our preschool rooms is 1:4 for two -year olds, 1:8 or 1:13 for three and four-year-olds. The rooms have a lovely team of qualified Early Years Educators and a small team of assistants and apprentices. When your child is ready for a little extra, our preschool sessions are catered to meet the needs of their growing minds. We keep our nurturing touch with sessions that are a little more structured. We accept preschool early years funding too.
As your child grows into early childhood, their world begins to open up. They become more independent and more social. The children’s use of language flourishes and their inquiring minds are keen to discover the answers to their questions. Our team plan activities that reflect the Early Years Foundation Stage for the development of preschool children. There are opportunities to learn at every turn, including early reading, mathematics skills, science, mark-making, imaginative play, construction, and ICT, which are reinforced through purposeful play. We introduce more structure to your child’s day and continue other activities such as cooking, dance, drama, and interesting outings.
Time to learn and explore in our enclosed garden classroom and Forest School
All nursery and preschool groups get ample opportunity for outdoor learning. Children in Robins and Swallows have direct access to the garden in the morning and the afternoon. The Wrens have their own dedicated time in the garden twice a day. All groups have several preplanned trips throughout the year and in the year before the children start school, they have the opportunity to attend weekly Forest School sessions.