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Wildernest Forest School and Day Nursery

0 - 5 years - 7 am to 7 pm - Monday to Friday. All children have access to indoor and outdoor learning environments. Children spend plenty of time in our exclusive and fully enclosed, 450m2 outdoor learning environment.

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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. 

All children spend plenty of time in our outdoor learning environment. Our outdoor environment has been carefully planned and divided to offer various learning opportunities. Children can explore 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 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.

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Nursery Fees

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

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Sibling discount


Applied to oldest child

Twin Discount


Applied to one child


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.

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Child Reading in the Grass

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.

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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. A hot lunch is provided for £3.50 and tea for £3. Children 2.5 years plus may choose to bring a packed lunch

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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 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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Early Years Free Entitlement (EYFE)

three and four years with funding

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.

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