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The Nest Hanover

0 - 5 years - 8am to 7pm - Monday to Friday

 
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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 caters 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.

 
Day Care

Time to get to know you

Individual and Adaptable

Routine is central to the development of young children and each of our age groups following their 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 finding out your child's own personal needs. As children grow, we adapt to their needs. Our constant reflection, evaluation and adaptations, means that the environment is always tailored to meet the children's needs.

 

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Nursery Fees

 
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All Year Round

Fees for under 3's

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 two separate days.

 

Standard Day

8am to 6pm

£58
Includes breakfast, lunch, tea
5% 4+ days discount

Short Day

830 to 530/9 to 6

£56.50
includes lunch and tea
5% 4+ days discount

8.5 hour session

8:45 to 5:15

£54
5% 5-day discount
Includes lunch and snacks

School Day

830 to 430

£53.50
Includes lunch and snacks
5% 5-day discount

Morning Session

8:15am to 12:45

£33
Includes breakfast, snack and lunch

Morning

no lunch option

8am to 12:30pm

£30
Includes breakfast and snack

Afternoon Session

13:15 to 17:45

£31.55
Includes tea

Afternoon

no tea option

1:15pm to 5:15pm

£30
Includes snack

Flexi 7 Hour Session

Start before 9:30am

£7ph
includes all meals and snacks during session time

 
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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. Lunch is provided at £3, tea at £1.55. Snacks are included. 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.

 

Standard Day

8am to 6pm

£65

10% 5 days discount

Short Day

830 to 530

£62
10% 5 days discount

Half Day

8:15 to 12:45/13:15 to 17:45

£35

 

Two-Year-Old funding

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, tea at £1.55. Snacks are included. Additional sessions can be booked at the standard fees.

 

15 Hours a week - Term-Time

Free

1 x 8am to 6pm Day and

1 x Half Day

8am to 1pm/1pm to 6pm 

11 Hours a week - All Year

Free

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
£48.57

 
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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 need's too. Since every child and family is different we never follow a 'one method fits all' approach. Instead, we spend time with you finding out your child's own personal needs. As children grow, we adapt to their needs. Our constant reflection, evaluating and adaptations, means 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. 

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Wrens Nest

Lovingly provides for babies 2m to 20m

In our Wrens room we have a ratio of at least 1:3. The room is lead 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 individuals 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 babies 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 for baby led weaning as well as pureed meals. You will just need to provide us with your choice of formula or breast milk.

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Robins Nest

Exploration for 20m and 32m 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 lead 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 are 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 centred around the children's interests. The children develop close friendships through their play and begin asking more questions as their imaginations and curiosity evolves.  The children are supported by knowledgeable and caring practitioners, who encourage the children’s 
developing independence and social skills as they play. 

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Swallows Nest

Preschool

for 2.5 to 4 year-olds

Children start is Swallows the September after they turn 3 years old. 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 Level 6 Early Years Educator and a Level 3 Early years Educator 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. 

 

Outdoor Learning

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.