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Welcome to Hopscotch Portland Road. We are located within a convenient 10 minute walk to central Hove and Hove/Portslade railway stations which enables easy transport links to wherever you work. Bus routes to the nursery are 2,2a,25,46,49,49a,93 and 95a.
Hopscotch follows QuILT (Quality Improvement in Learning and Teaching) which was developed for early years settings delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It is designed to encourage early years practitioners to improve quality through information gathering, action planning, implementation, evaluation and moderation. Hopscotch has been awarded many Credits over the years in all areas.
Our nursery has an outside play area, five large, bright and spacious nursery rooms including a large indoor two-level softplay room. Our children love to burn off energy each session climbing the steps, whizzing down the slide into the ballpool, rocking on our giant see-saw or building with our large softblocks. Our children visit two nearby parks where they enjoy nature trails, games and activities. Our babies also benefit from daily walks in buggies.
The baby room has a calm, nurturing atmosphere with soft lighting, music, aromas and a cosy area. It also has its own Community Playthings Up and Over equipment for babies to develop their physical skills when starting to crawl and walk, creating a stimulating environment for our youngest children.
Our older children enjoy our sensory room which is equipped with soft flooring, lights and music and have the opportunities to explore different smells, sounds and textures.
Our classrooms are set up with interesting, educational areas by our Early Years Teacher, Clare, who leads her team delivering the EYFS curriculum enabling the children to discover and learn through first hand experiences. The children participate in activities in our art & craft, ICT and technology areas.
At the nursery we provide organic breakfast, milk and snacks for the children and we recycle as much as we can. We think it’s important to involve the children in environmental topics and encourage them with activities and discussion.
There is always something exciting happening at Hopscotch Portland Road for children and parents. We are very lucky to have regular visits from local fire brigade, police, dentist, the RSPCA and Major the guide dog, as well as Zoolab’s wiggly roadshow when the children can learn about and handle insects and other creepy crawlies. There are fun dressing up days, parents’ evenings, Christmas parties, carol concerts, summer parties, in addition to trips to the farm, the zoo and theatre. Our friendly team are waiting to welcome you and your child to Hopscotch Portland Road.