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“Children settle quickly and thrive in this happy and inviting nursery. They learn and have fun with the enthusiastic and nurturing staff. Children develop the skills, confidence and self-esteem needed to support the move on to the next stage in their education”

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Young Sussex Nursery Hove

Hove was the first dedicated Young Sussex nursery (opening its doors in January 1991), and operates from a large Victorian school building on Portland Road. The bright and airy rooms allow for a fantastic and interesting nursery space, with each age group enjoying a dedicated, age-specific environment. The building sits on a large plot offering access to 4 separate but interconnected playgrounds, giving the children plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors.


Our babies have use of the Ladybirds Room. This has its own entrance, kitchen, 2 playrooms and spacious sleep room with 6 cots. Outside is the Ladybirds Garden with both grass for fair weather and an all-weather rubber softplay area.

A miniature pirate ship and willow tunnel, amongst many other things, offer outdoor play opportunities for the babies.


Around the age of 2, our toddlers move into the Bumblebees Room.

These three spacious rooms have all equipment stored for easy child access so children can make choices about what they want to use and investigate. There are areas for quiet reflection and areas to be creative; spaces for small world play and spaces for role play. There is a gentle introduction to the specific areas of learning through the introduction of Mathematics, Mark Making and an IT area.

There are two individually designed outdoor spaces for this age-group, with opportunities for climbing, socialising, growing and exploring. Practitioners make use of all available resources inside and out, to ensure the children receive varied and rich outdoor play opportunities.  


In their final year before school, the children move up into the Dragonflies Room. This has been designed specifically to support the children in making a seamless transition to big school.

There is a reading/quiet area and a computer zone, as well as all the usual painting and construction.

Aldrington C of E primary school was built in the late 1800s when there was little more than allotments in the area. Believe it or not, the buggy store used to be the staff room!

Nursery Manager
Meg Adams


Even as a child, I always knew that I wanted to work with children. Inspired by watching my parents foster and working with children themselves, I too became a foster carer for many years while living overseas in Australia. This is something I hope to do again in the future.

After leaving school and completing my Level 3 qualification, my family moved to Australia. I worked in various roles there within the childcare industry before returning to the UK in 2017.

In my spare time I love to bake.