Our PhilosophyAt Brighton & Hove Pre-School, we believe that each child is unique and should be treated as an individual. We strive to create a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters growth and development in all areas. Our approach is child-centered, emphasizing personal growth, socialization, and learning through play. We encourage creativity and curiosity, allowing children to explore and discover the world around them at their own pace.
CurriculumOur curriculum is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children and is aligned with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We follow a topic-based approach, which is tailored to meet the individual interests and abilities of each child. Our curriculum comprises a combination of structured and unstructured activities that promote learning through play. We provide a safe and stimulating environment that nurtures children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
At Brighton & Hove Pre-School, we believe that the environment plays a vital role in shaping a child’s learning experience. Our spacious and well-equipped classrooms are designed to promote exploratory and creative play. We have an extensive library with books and resources that cater to young children’s needs. Our outdoor space features a large garden area with age-appropriate equipment that encourages active play and exploration.
Our StaffOur dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff is committed to providing a high standard of care and education for our children. We have a low staff to child ratio, ensuring that every child receives the individual attention and support they need. Our staff is trained in child development, safeguarding, and first aid, ensuring that our children receive the best care possible.
Parental InvolvementWe believe that parental involvement is crucial in supporting a child’s learning and development. We encourage parents to participate in their child’s learning journey through regular parent-teacher meetings, newsletters, and workshops. We value parents’ feedback and suggestions and work closely with them to provide the best possible outcome for their child’s learning.
Discovering the Best Preschools in Brighton and Hove for Your ChildBrighton and Hove, located in East Sussex, is a vibrant and bustling city with many great preschools for your child to attend. Choosing the right preschool is a crucial decision for parents and can have a significant impact on a child’s development. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best preschools in Brighton and Hove and what sets them apart.
Pepper Pot Brighton & Hove Pre-SchoolOur Pre-School as providing high-quality care and education for children aged 3 – 5 since 1988. We have close links for children transitioning into the school and where we also provide an after-school club. Our highly qualified and experienced team consists of a very experienced Qualified Teacher, an Early Years Teacher, and a Level 3 Manager. Our Nursery Practitioners are all qualified to level 2 and 3. We update our skills regularly and are up to date with current practice and Early Years legislation. This enables children to benefit from learning and development that is creative, inspired and focused.
The Old School House NurseryThe Old School House Nursery is a ‘good’ rated nursery by Ofsted, catering to children aged 6 months to 4 years old. They offer a secure and stimulating environment, with a range of indoor and outdoor activities designed to engage and challenge children. Their experienced staff help develop key skills and encourage learning through play, helping children to reach their full potential.
Little Angels Nursery SchoolLittle Angels Nursery School is a well-established nursery with a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted. They offer a range of sessions for children aged 3 months to 5 years, providing a safe and stimulating environment that encourages exploration and learning. With a large outdoor area and experienced staff trained in first aid and child development, parents can trust their child is well-cared for in a nurturing environment.
The Young Sussex NurseryThe Young Sussex Nursery is a family-run nursery with a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted. They offer a warm and welcoming environment for children aged 3 months to 5 years, promoting learning through play and exploration. Their experienced staff provide tailored support for each child, helping them to develop key skills and reach their full potential in a nurturing and stimulating environment.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Early education takes place in most childcare settings, including private nurseries, which you will find in the Childcare section. Other settings in which children receive early education are playgroups, nursery classes, and nursery places in private schools. The Government requires each of these to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage educational program. The Government also implements an inspection called Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education), which looks into the achievements and quality of the nursery or playgroup and ensures that the Early Years Foundation Stage is being delivered.
Playgroups: Playgroups usually offer morning or afternoon sessions for 2 to 5-year-olds. They may only be open during term time so do ask if this is important to you. Have a look at those listed below. There is quite a choice of different environments.
Nursery classes: Nurseries offer free sessions either five mornings or five afternoons a week during term time. Children start in the term they are 3 years old and attend until they start school.
Private schools nursery places: Children can attend from 3 to 5 years old. This is a good choice if you want your child to attend a particular private school.
It is worth bearing in mind that the government provides free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds. Most preschool establishments offer free sessions for children after the term in which they have their third birthday. The free sessions are usually up to 5 two-and-a-half-hour sessions per week. That usually means parents can have 12-and-a-half hours per week free at a childcare setting of their choice, (this is due to increase from September 2010 to 15 hours per week). Many playgroups and nurseries offer longer sessions. In these situations, a parent can choose to make up the difference in cost for the extra hours attended by their child. Please see the following directory of playgroups and nurseries in Brighton, Hove, and nearby areas.