Hopscotch Nursery in Peacehaven is an Outstanding nursery with a highly qualified, graduate led staff team who have worked at the nursery for many years. Hopscotch Peacehaven is one of our two nurseries in East Sussex.
We are now open for out of hours nursery visits! Please use the Book a Visit form to arrange your visit to the nursery
Our Approach To Learning & Education
Our children are supported to become confident learners and independent thinkers with a wide variety of activities to challenge and stimulate them physically and cognitively, helping them to grow and develop in a happy, safe and secure environment. By coming to our nursery children will develop their social skills and make lots of friends too.
We also run weekly Spanish lessons for our older children, delivered by specialist visiting teachers.
Our catering extends to a number of dietary requirements including vegetarian, dairy free, sugar free and no pork meal options. Hopscotch Peacehaven has received a national ‘Outstanding Food Award’ for our quality and commitment to children’s food and nutrition as part of the Healthy Active Little Ones (HALO) – East Sussex programme, funded by East Sussex County Council Public Health. This has been certified by the Children’s Food Trust, the leading experts in children’s food. The Children’s Food Trust is on a mission to get every child eating well and believe that children do well when they eat well. We share this belief, so we are making sure the food we provide at our nursery gives children the energy and nutrition they need to fulfil their potential. We hope that you share our enthusiasm for the Award and will see the benefits good food brings in helping your children to grow, play and learn.
Our Facilities and Play Equipment
Our large and spacious rooms provide a stimulating environment which offers the activities and experiences children need to grow and develop in all areas:
For Babies: At Hopscotch Peacehaven our dedicated Baby Room provides a calm and nurturing environment where babies and young children have their own equipment to help develop their physical skills when learning to sit, crawl and walk. Our caring and experienced staff care cater for all their needs including lots of hugs.
For Toddlers: Our large classroom provides a rich and varied learning environment for our 2 year-olds, where they are encouraged to use their imagination and have the freedom and opportunity to explore and create independently with the support of our qualified staff.
For Pre-Schoolers: Our pre-school children have their own newly developed classroom and separate creative room, where they can access activities such as literacy, numeracy, stories, construction, imaginative play, and music and movement with our Early Years Teacher.
Soft Play Room: We are really lucky at Hopscotch Peacehaven to have a dedicated soft-room for all the children to use which includes a ball pool and slide.
Large Garden Area: We also have the luxury of a very large, bright and colourful garden where children gain valuable outdoor experiences, supporting their physical and sensory development. There’s a large climbing frame, bikes and scooters, and a digging and planting area for flowers and vegetables, so helping children enjoy and become involved in nature, observing changes in the weather and seasons.
All of our rooms are furnished to high standard with Community Playthings wooden equipment.
The individual needs of the child can be met by planning strategies and targets using the IEP and the advice of a specialist support team and other professionals involved in their support. This can be explained further by our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. The SENDco will work with the Key Person to oversee the IEP targets for your child, as well as seeking support when needed from other practitioners to ensure provision is relevant and appropriate. Please see our Local Offer in full for more information.
Where to find us?
We are located just off the main A259 South Coast Road, within easy reach of Brighton and easy access to the No 12 bus route.
My name is Tracy Nye and I have been the Nursery Manager since 2007. I have worked in childcare for the past 25 years and also have two grown up children of my own. I studied at Brighton University to complete my BA Honours degree in Professional Studies in Learning and Development. I enjoy both sides of childcare being with the children and ensuring my setting runs smoothly, offering support and knowledge to my staff team within the nursery and also helping them in their professional development.
Deputy Manager: Louise Penry
Hello, my name is Louise Penry. I joined Hopscotch in 2008 and I am the Deputy Manager.
I have achieved my BA Degree in Professional Studies and Learning Development and in March 2010 I also achieved my Early Years Professional Status. I have attend many training courses over the years but more recently completed Behaviour Management, Balanceability, Makaton and Transition to School.
I enjoy spending time with my son and I like reading, shopping and socialising with my friends.
Deputy Manager: Annicke Boodram
My name is Annicke Boodram and I joined Hopscotch in 2010. I have a level 3 in Childcare and Education as well as a Level 2 in Leadership. I also hold a certificate in Baby Professional Training. My favourite activities in the nursery are singing with the children and exploring messy play.