Blueberry

Nursery School

5 Davigdor Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1QB

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01273 733 799

A highly sought after nursery in Brighton and Hove

Blueberry Nursery School was established in Hove in 1994. We offer an exceptional environment that gives children from 1 to 5-years-old an educational, fun, and nurturing experience.

The care and education is delivered by our fully qualified team of early years specialists, teachers, and practitioners. This combined with our long history of outstanding Ofsted reports, makes Blueberry a firm favourite with parents, children, staff, and the local community. The nursery’s reputation is one that you can depend on.

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Kirsty Butler & Lyndsay Jenkins, Nursery Managers

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  • Experienced and motivated qualified staff
  • ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating
  • Fantastic local reputation
  • Nutritious homemade meals prepared on-site
  • Exciting trips included
  • Optional Forest School sessions
  • 7 age-divided rooms & outdoor spaces
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4-year-olds (15 & 30 hours)

Age Groups

Our nursery is split into 7 rooms, with each room designed to cater to a specific age range. The children transition between these rooms like they would at school at the end of the academic year.

Staff create opportunities for all children to take part in creative, physical, and imaginative play. This includes cooking, gardening, basic computer literacy sessions, and lots more.

All of the rooms have set garden times. Tiger and Panda Rooms share an external space that they can use outside of the main garden time. Monkey Room has its own decking area and Squirrels Messy Room has a small balcony area attached.

Blueberry Nursery School

Our baby room, for children aged between 1 year and 2.5 years is called the Tiger room. It is split into three main sections.

The first section is the cosy area, this is a comfy, carpeted zone with a story corner, role play area, and slide. The second section is the messy area which is in the same room as where meals are eaten, and water play and messy activities take place.

Access to a small shared garden is available throughout the day for both the Tiger and Panda room children through bi-fold doors from the messy area. The garden can also be accessed through French doors in the back room which offers a quieter area for children.

The Panda and Monkey rooms are both for our middle groups of children aged between 2 and 3.5 years.

The Panda room is a large open planned room, with various areas for children to play and explore. The carpeted area is perfect for story and circle time, small world, and construction play. The Panda room also has a messy side, with hardwood flooring and French doors which open onto the Panda and Tiger room shared garden. There is access to the main garden via a little picket gate.

The Monkey room is the second middle group room. It is also an open plan room, with a small carpeted area for story and circle time, small world, and construction play. The other half of the room is the messy area, this is where all meals are eaten and messy activities can take place! The Monkey room benefits from a smaller mezzanine area, which gives children a fun and cosy hideaway area underneath. From the top of the mezzanine area, French doors open onto their own decking area at the front of the building.

Badger and Squirrel are our preschool rooms designed for children between 3 and 5 years old. Both Badgers and Squirrels have two rooms each, a messy and cosy room with a practitioner present in both rooms.

The children start the morning with free flow between the two rooms before being split for the day into two groups of 8. Each group will have access to a wide variety of activities on offer as they spend half of their day in the messy room and half in the cosy room.

The Squirrel room has its own balcony available throughout the day for different activities. This is an enclosed area with a picket fence and Perspex screen to ensure safety.

Sessions

Our nursery and pre-school is open 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, for 50 weeks of the year. We are closed on all bank holidays, for two weeks between Christmas and New Year, and one annual staff training day in August.

  • Full Day Session 8:00am – 6:00 pm
  • Morning Session: 8:00am – 2:30 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please contact us for a full list of our sessions.

Help with Fees

Blueberry Nursery School is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Nutrition

We believe in the importance of encouraging our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them throughout their entire lives, forming the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We are proud to hold a 5 Star Health Choice Gold Award as a recognition of our delicious and nutritious menu containing organic meat and fresh fish.

Fresh homemade food

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares healthy balanced meals daily and ensures our children are offered their 5-a-day. All meat, fish, and dairy are organic where possible and no processed food is served.

Varied seasonal menus

We follow a five-weekly menu that rotates to provide variety but also repetition of dishes to build familiarity.

Education

We teach our children about different types of food and how it helps them grow, encouraging good habits for the future.

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