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Who We Are

Hopscotch Ethos

Established by local teacher Barbara Watson in 1988, Hopscotch has over 30 years of childcare experience. We are an independent family run business with four Ofsted-rated Outstanding nurseries and two Ofsted-rated Good nurseries located across East Sussex. This includes our preschool in Brighton located in Preston Park, and our three nurseries in Hove. We also have nurseries located in East Sussex in the towns of Peacehaven and Seaford. All of our nurseries cater for 0-5-year-olds and include preschools which set an excellent foundation for the transition to school.

We aim to provide first-class childcare at affordable prices. Hopscotch values a learning environment which is calm, structured and family-orientated and with the aim of delivering excellence in childcare. Our nurseries achieve this by:

  • Employing over 180 professional and experienced staff members, including a qualified Early Years Teacher at every nursery
  • Inspiring creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and self-care
  • Creating fun, safe and nurturing environments filled with high-quality learning resources
  • Stimulating wonder and awe in unique surroundings such as our imagination playgrounds, soft play, sensory rooms and carefully designed garden spaces
  • Offering structured and rewarding arts and crafts activities in our creative studios
  • Encouraging physical activities outdoors for fitness and fresh air on a daily basis
  • Organising outings which provide children with valuable life experiences
  • Providing a variety of extra-curricular classes such as yoga, music and language lessons
  • Supporting and sharing your child’s development with individual online learning journals
  • Working closely with parents to develop trusting and supportive partnerships
  • Serving hot meals from a local supplier as well as healthy snacks and organic milk

At Hopscotch, our priority is to help unlock your child’s potential and help them become confident, accomplished and happy individuals. Our holistic approach to childcare nurtures their academic, social and emotional needs to ensure they develop the skills which will set them on the right course, both at school and in later life.


What we offer – flexibility and value for money

We have full and part time places for children aged from 0 to 5 years and offer a flexible service. Hopscotch Seaford also provides after-school and holiday care for children under 8. Our fees are excellent value for money and are payable calendar monthly by direct debit, credit or debit card, or bank transfer (see How to Pay in the Fees and Funding Section).

Hopscotch Children’s Nurseries are open from Monday to Friday. We close for Bank Holidays and one week at Christmas. Lunch times are included in a full day or can be added on to a morning or afternoon session. We would also be very happy to discuss your individual requirements.

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