Wildernest Forest School and Day Nursery

0 - 5 years - 7am to 7pm - Monday to Friday. Children aged 30 months + will spend 90% of their days in our exclusive, and fully enclosed, 450m2 outdoor learning environment.

Opening in Hove September 2021 -
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Back to work discount

We believe in making returning back to work affordable. We offer you a 10% discount for the first 6 months and then 5% until month 12. 

Registrations after 6/7/2021

 

Virtual Tour

Our Forest School Video is not yet available. This video shows our Seven Dials nursery. 

 

We are awaiting our Ofsted registration for this location. Register now for entry upon registration. Optionally, you may start your sessions at our Seven Dials nursery and transfer over. We already have our Cromwell Road nursery team settling in at Seven Dials. 

 
Children in the Garden

The one with all the nature

Bright and airy indoor environments and a fully enclosed outdoor learning playground and classroom. 

Wildernest Hove is located just 5 minutes from Hove station on foot. 

Our provision for babies and toddlers under 30 months is located within our nursery building, where the children have access to our carefully prepared environments. 

Our Older toddlers and preschool children spend 90% (sometimes 100%) of their day in our outdoor learning environment. Our outdoor environment has been carefully planned and divided to offer various learning opportunities. Children can explore in our nature trail, plant and tend to fruit and vegetables in our allotment, sculpt and build in the sandpits, bounce on the trampolines, develop their physical skills in our playground and engaged in more focused and group activities under our learning hut. 

 
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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.

 

Nursery Fees

We offer a range of discounts. One discount can be added to your plan. 

 

Sibling discount

8%

Applied to oldest child

Twin Discount

10%

Applied to one child

Triplet
20%

Applied to each child

 
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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 3 half days per week. This can be 1 full day and one-half day. Packed lunch can be brought in, or a hot lunch can be provided for £3 and tea for £1.55.

 

Standard Day

8am to 6pm

£55
5% 4+ days discount

Short Day

830 to 530/9 to 6

£53.50
5% 4+ days discount

School Day

830 to 430

£50.50
5% 5 day discount

Morning Session

8:15am to 12:45

£30

Afternoon Session

13:15 to 17:45

£30

Flexi 7 Hour Session

Start before 9:30am

£7ph

 
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Term Time Only

Fee's 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. Packed lunch can be brought in, or a hot lunch can be provided for £3, tea for £1.55

 

Standard Day

8am to 6pm

£65

10% 4+ days discount

Short Day

830 to 530

£60
10% 4+ days discount

Half Day

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

£35

 
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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 sessions for eligible two-year-olds. Additional sessions can be booked at the standard fees. Packed lunch can be brought in, or a hot lunch can be provided for £3 and tea for £1.55.

 

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 7:45am to 1:15pm OR
3 x 1:30pm to 5:10pm

11 Hours a week - All Year

With additional hours

2 x 8am to 6pm Days
£48.57 per week

 
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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.

 

Using your early years free entitlement

Choose to use just the free hours, or add additional sessions to your plan. You can also use your free hours and add our flexible option. You can bring a packed lunch or tea or you can pay for our supplied meals at £3.50 per lunch and £2 per tea. Packed food must follow our strict healthy and allergen-free guidelines. 

15 Hours a week - Term-Time

Free Hours

1 x 8am to 6pm Day and

1 x Half Day

8am to 1pm/1pm to 6pm 

11 Hours a week - All Year

Free Hours

2 x 7:45am to 1:15pm OR
3 x 1:30pm to 5:10pm

25 Hours a week - 45 weeks a year

Free Hours

5 x 1pm to 6pm Days

25 hours a week - all year

Free Hours with additional hours

5 x 8am to 1pm Days
£25 per week

11 Hours a week - All Year

Free Hours with additional hours

2 x 8am to 6pm Days
£48.57 per week

Regular

Additional Sessions

8am to 1pm/1pm to 6pm = £35
10 Hour Day = £57
9 Hour Day = £56.50

 

Example weekly fees with EYFE hours

3 full days and two half-days each week using 30 hours EYFE all year round = £25 plus £35 x 3 = £130 per week
3 full days with 11 hours EYFE all year round = £48.57 plus £57 = £105.57