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Brighton Nursery - Preston Park

Welcome to our Outstanding Brighton nursery. Providing highly rated education and care for newborns, babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, you can rest assured that your children are in safe hands with out expert staff.

Ofsted Outstanding

At Hopscotch nursery Brighton we are delighted to have been awarded our third consecutive Outstanding rating from Ofsted. Find out why by reading our Ofsted report

If you are interested in sending your child to our Brighton nursery, please fill out the book a visit form today.

Convenience For Busy Parents

Hopscotch nursery Brighton is located a short walk away from both London Road and Preston Park train stations and within minutes of bus routes 5A and 5B. With the option of early starts from 7.30am and late finishes to 6.00pm, our Brighton nursery is an especially convenient option for busy commuters.

Our Learning and Teaching Ethos

Hopscotch follows QuILT (Quality Improvement in Learning and Teaching) which focusses on quality maintenance and improvement through information gathering, action planning, implementation, evaluation and moderation. Hopscotch Preston Park has been awarded many Credits for childcare over the years in all areas.

A Stimulating Environment For Newborns, Babies and Toddlers

Through songs, rhymes, sensory play, exploration, music and physical play, our younger children are encouraged to develop their co-ordination and cognitive skills, all within a safe, nurturing environment.

Our Pre-School Curriculum

Clare, our dedicated QTS Early Years Teacher, enhances older children’s learning and communication, language and mathematical skills using a variety of techniques to encourage word recognition, creativity and logical thinking that sets the foundation for successful transition to reception school.

Participation in group and social events is also encouraged, including eating and playing together, to further facilitate the transition to school.

Our Award-Winning Catering

Offering vegetarian, dairy free, sugar free and no pork meal options, our Brighton nursery has been awarded the Gold Healthy Choice Award by Brighton and Hove City Council. This helps us to ensure all foods provided by the nursery are nutritionally well balanced. It also provides us with a wealth of information to share with our parents and staff ensuring a healthy start for the children in our care.

Our Facilities

With four large, airy rooms for learning and play, we have a number of unique, stimulating facilities for children and dedicated rooms for different age groups including:

  • Imagination Playground: Hopscotch nursery Brighton is one of the only nurseries in the country to have an Imagination Playground, comprising of building blocks that not only stimulate children’s imagination but enhance teamwork, problem solving and physical play.
  • Soft Play Room: Children enjoy climbing the soft steps and sliding into the ball pool and benefit from the opportunity to bounce around and let off steam. It challenges and encourages their physical development and provides opportunities to socialise with their friends.
  • Sensory Room: This provides a stimulating environment, with colourful and creative activities which is especially stimulating for newborns and babies and exciting for the older children.

Additional Classes

Included in our nursery package for all ages are a range of regular fun and educational activities including:

  • Spanish Classes
  • Yoga
  • Music and Movement
  • Baby Massage

 

Our Induction Process

On induction to our setting, the Key person and parents share information about the strengths and needs of their child. Parents have the opportunity to accompany their child on a visit to help settle them and develop a relationship with the Key Person. The child will always be at the heart of what we do. We work with the parents to support the child together for more effective care.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

When additional support is identified for the child’s development, he/she will be given an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which is reviewed every six weeks. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) will explain how children’s individual needs 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. The Key Person will work with the SENDCo to oversee the IEP targets for your child. They will also work with other practitioners to ensure provision is relevant and appropriate – and seek support when needed. For more information please see our Local Offer in full.

Fees & Funding

We have various helpful pages about financial support for parents and fees and funding. Find out here the fees for this nursery or learn about our terms and conditions here.

EYFE

The 3/4 year old funding is applied for a maximum of 12 hours per week over 47.5 weeks of the year, totalling the 570 hours per year maximum. There will be 3.5 weeks of the year when no funding is applied and full fees will be charged.

2 year old funding is applied over the whole year – if eligible, please book a visit – places now available.

Register your Child & Get in Touch

If you’re interested in sending your child to our nursery, register your child here or contact us today to find out more information.

Meet the Manager

Manager: Serena Willingham

My name is Serena Willingham and I am the Nursery Manager. I have worked in childcare since 2003 and at Hopscotch since 2006. I hold the NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education and I have certificates in paediatric first aid, health and safety, fire safety, SENDCo, food safety, safeguarding and Makaton training.

My favourite nursery activities are anything messy or creative and I also enjoy planning outings for the children, especially to the farm or theatre.

Deputy Manager

Jade Caffrey

Deputy Manager: Jade Mallet

My name is Jade Mallet and I joined Hopscotch in 2006. I qualified with my NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education and hold First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates. I am SENDCo trained and have attended many other courses including Makaton and Promoting Positive Behaviour.

I had my own little boy in 2013 and loved being a mum so much that I had another little boy in 2018.  My favourite activities are dancing and singing.   I also enjoy taking part in messy play with the children—the messier the better!

Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager: Kara Wood

My name is Kara Wood and I joined Hopscotch in 2014. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and an Honours Degree in Primary Education. I also hold certificates in Paediatric First Aid, SENDCo and Safeguarding.

My favourite nursery activities are group time, including singing, reading stories and fun group games! I also enjoy creating new ideas for our creative play areas.

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