Our nursery has continually been rated Outstanding by Ofsted which means we excel in the education and care of children.
Pre-school children spend dedicated time in Forest School, connecting with nature through a variety of outdoor experiences.
Our home from home environment uses natural resources that engage children and ignite their curiosity and wonder.
Our experienced educators teach children using the Early Years Foundation Stage framework alongside our own Storal approach to curriculum. We also make the most of Forest School sessions, ensuring children experience the joy and wonder of learning through nature and its changing seasons.
Children enjoy family-style mealtimes, eating together in a relaxed environment.
Healthy snacks and delicious fresh food are cooked every day by our onsite chef using seasonal and local produce when we can. Children experience new flavours and look forward to favourite dishes while older children help in our kitchen.
With its emphasis on individualised learning and purposeful play, Blueberry is well-known and highly regarded in Hove. It’s what makes us special.
Every day in our nursery school we encourage children to be inquisitive and imaginative in our stimulating learning environments. In doing so, they soon develop a real love of learning and a curious mind. Our magical forest school sessions open up the natural world to them, providing so many opportunities for development, problem-solving and creative play.
Our experienced team come with a wealth of early years learning insight. We know that every child is different with their own story to tell, so we make sure that your child learns in a way and at a pace that’s right for them.
Come and see for yourself why we’ve continually been rated Outstanding by Ofsted and begin your child’s early years story with us.
She is confident and thoughtful of others, full of songs and stories. I am so grateful to Blueberry!
At Blueberry we offer many opportunities for sensory discovery and gentle play for babies. Our trained educators will care for your baby and help them learn and develop new skills, from walking to talking.
Our cosy, carpeted area has a slide, role play section and story corner and children enjoy creative and water activities too. Outside in our shared garden children enjoy physical activity alongside our younger toddlers.
After a busy morning of exploring and learning, it’s time to recharge. We know how important naps are, and make sure that when they need it, children can sleep.
As their story begins to take shape, growing toddlers are given the time and space to be more independent, discover and learn. Children make friends, learn to play alongside each other and become more aware of the world around them. Our experienced educators encourage language development too, starting with simple sounds and building to sentences.
Our open-plan toddler rooms are set up for lots of sensory creative play and include a carpeted area for story and circle time, small world and construction play.
With growing confidence and ability, we prepare our pre-school children for the learning journey ahead with a focus on phonics, numbers and social skills. We’ll also work with you to help your child with toilet training, giving them lots of support and encouragement along the way.
Pre-school children enjoy free-flow activities and play in the morning, and in the afternoon split into smaller groups, exploring the variety of engaging learning activities and resources available.
Children spend their final year at Blueberry getting ready for primary school. By this time, they have made firm friendships and leave us as independent and confident learners, ready for the next chapter of their story.
Amidst all that learning, there’s plenty of time for play with games, creative activities and outdoor fun.
If children prefer some time away from the hustle and bustle, our quiet area is equipped with reading books and spaces to complete homework.
Whether it’s breakfast to start the day or a hearty meal after school, all of our nutritious food is freshly prepared daily.