Seven Dials Nursery, Hove

A consistently Outstanding nursery close to quiet leafy green spaces in Central Hove. 

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Nurturing Happy and Independent Children for 35 years

Our wonderful Seven Dials nursery is located opposite St Ann’s Wells Gardens and looks out onto the green space the park has to offer. We often see squirrels and of course lots of dogs out for walks!

We offer full-day childcare for babies, toddlers and preschoolers aged 0-5 throughout the year. Our Nursery Manager Vanessa is knowledgeable and reassuring and will always have your child’s best interests in mind.

Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding

Hopscotch Seven Dials was awarded its third consecutive Outstanding judgement by Ofsted in 2019. It has been Outstanding for over a decade, since it was registered with Ofsted in 2012!

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‘A day in the life’ at Hopscotch

At Hopscotch children learn, play and smile every day and caring for children is at the heart of everything we do. Located in a detached former home in a quiet residential street in central Hove, our nursery is warm, comfortable and inviting and the perfect home from home environment.

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Outdoor Space

Our nursery has a large garden which hosts many activities like construction, messy play, science experiments and bug hunts. There are two activity zones which encourage independent play and allow our children to enjoy being outdoors all year round. We have a new wooden climbing frame which helps physical development and coordination. Our garden has something for every child, whatever their mood or their focus.

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Indoor Space

Located in a detached former home our nursery is warm, comfortable and inviting - with soft carpets, calming environments and cosy corners for every age group. Upstairs we have a glow in the dark sensory space room where children can relax and reflect and downstairs there is a two-level softroom with a ball pool and slide – perfect for energetic children who need to let off steam and bounce around.

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Hopscotch Explorers!

Our Hopscotch Explorers programme was developed at Hopscotch Seven Dials. The nursery has the perfect location to pioneer our outside focused curriculum with an emphasis on woodland learning in winter and beach activities in summer. More information on our outdoors trips and curriculum.

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Award Winning Catering

Offering standard, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, sugar free and no pork meal options, our Seven Dials nursery offers award winning catering by Little Tums. Parents can choose to add hot lunches and teas for nutritionally well-balanced meals or alternatively we will happily serve packed lunches from home.

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What's Included


Baby Formula

Mid-session Snacks

Organic Milk


Wipes and creams

Joining Us and Fees

Sending your child to nursery might be a worrying time - we are here to help you and your child every step of the way. Click on the links for more information on how to join Hopscotch and everything you need to know about our fees.

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All three of my children have attended Hopscotch Seven Dials and two of them are still there, experiencing the high level of care that this nursery provides. You really have the sense that the staff there know your child inside out and care about their development and their experience.

There is a real sense of professionalism but fun at the same time and I always know that when I drop my children off they will be well looked after.

Thank you all for all your hard work.

Charlotte Wallace, Google Review

Both of our children go to Hopscotch Seven Dials and they are incredibly happy there. The teachers are brilliant and always think of creative ways to entertain and educate the little ones. The teachers tend to stay working there for years which shows that it is also a good place for them to work. I thoroughly trust them and know the kids are being taken care of very well. I would highly recommend them as a nursery.

Jodie Banaszkiewicz, Google Review

Since joining Hopscotch when he was one, my son has enjoyed his days at Hopscotch Seven Dials. The emotional support the teams provide to the children throughout the day (and parents at tricky drop-offs!) is impressive and demonstrative of their genuine care and commitment to their roles and the children they look after.

The range of daily activities is huge, well crafted and thought through - both fun and rooted in supporting development. Feedback to us is always informative, pertinent and communication is brilliant especially between us and his key workers - who go above and beyond to keep us informed. We will always be very appreciative and grateful to the teams and management staff for making our son’s years before school so happy, rich and enjoyable.

Emmeline Cresswell, Google Review