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The Brighton College Nursery is an integral part of our Pre-Prep site and is where our pupils begin their educational journey with us. Bright and spacious, the Nursery is purpose-built to educate younger children in their preparation for Reception. It houses two learning spaces, a playground, and a large playing field. 

Small numbers, big ideas

Children in the Nursery are introduced to an inspiring and creative Early Years curriculum, enhanced by a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities. Small groups allow us to really get to know your child, ensuring they receive the highest level of individual attention to encourage their learning and growing.

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My daughter has had a lovely start to the year at Nursery and we have felt really welcomed to the Brighton College family.”

— Rose, Nursery parent

Our teachers

Our Nursery staff are highly qualified and experienced primary teachers who are passionate and caring. They are Early Years professionals who enjoy working with our parents to make sure every child's first year with us is special. The children will each have their own adventures here, full of their very own discoveries. 

The perfect start for your three-year-old

The Nursery is beautifully resourced, with high-quality learning equipment and toys; children have specialist music, French and PE lessons each week and our Early Years Foundations Stage curriculum, enhanced by a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities, ensures that each individual child makes excellent progress. The Nursery teaching helps all our children to experiment, investigate and excel in their own individual way. From exploring the science of our local beach to enjoying playing on our large playing field, every child benefits from our broad educational approach.

There is a good balance between learning and play which the children love.”

— Jane, Nursery parent

A typical day

08.00  Flexible morning drop off time from 8.00. Children arrive and settle down to activities, including drawing, colouring, Play-Doh and looking at books.

08.45  Welcome

09.00  Taught activities including phonics, fine motor control, numeracy, art, cooking, investigative activities, music and movement.

10.15  Snack time and outdoor play with ride-on toys, climbing cubes, the sandpit and the playhouse.

10.45  Free choice activity including numeracy learning, writing tasks, exploratory play, painting, construction, water and make and do, alongside using the book corner, listening centre, CTouch computer and role play area.

11.15  Delicious and nutritious hot lunches are served every day.

12.00  Group time and free play

12.15  Collection or afternoon session

15.15  End of day


After the Nursery year

At the end of each child's year in our Nursery, they will be fully prepared for their next step to move up seamlessly into the Reception year group.

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