Active Kids, Active Minds
Choose a nursery with a genuine home-from-home feel with Active Kids Nursery. Offering a broad array of nursery and pre-school activities, we offer children aged from 3 months to 5 years the chance to explore and learn in our versatile, open plan nursery in Hove, East Sussex. Get in touch today to find out more.
“The nursery provides an open plan workshop environment where we take the children’s learning and offer maximum choices for development with high-quality open-ended resources.
Siblings are given time to play as individuals and together developing a family ethos and allowing children within the setting to learn from one another and enhance development.
Children are free in the setting to explore without room restrictions, giving them a safe and stimulating environment to teach and learn.”
- Daksha Amin – Principal, Active Kids Nursery
Appreciating that different age groups learn at different rates, we offer dedicated areas to help children of all ages actively develop their learning skills. We aim to find out as much about each child’s special interests and any other activities they enjoy so that we can better understand their home routine.
Carefully planning to cater to each child’s individual needs, we aim to keep everyone happy while offering more challenging activities in order to help them learn and develop. Furthermore, we keep parents involved in the learning process by sending home notes and surveys. During the settling-in sessions, we will also ask you to bring in some family pictures to display at the children’s eye level and provide a touch of familiarity.
Activities are planned for smaller groups, (no more than 4 children) to increase familiarity with focused activities. We find that smaller groups help children to be more focused, confident, and positive about learning, allowing them to enjoy every activity to the fullest. Our dedicated key workers and staff will help if required.
Granting children access to all areas of the EYFS curriculum, we offer a warm and fun learning environment in which each child can socialise with both older and younger children and learn through play, as well as through educational games and adult-led activities.
Baby Bunnies are cared for in a secure, cosy space that provides a separate room for them to sleep in peace. This room has been specially designed to allow your child to explore their environment freely whilst taking part in daily activities that extend their interests and stimulate their senses. As in all of our rooms, we carefully plan fun and educational activities for each child in our care.
Our toddlers are allowed to explore the environment in their own time, with support from staff if they need help finding things or getting used to where their favourite toys are. At Active Kids Nursery, we also use Makaton and visual prompts to communicate with children.
Using our visual timetable, we aim to help children understand the daily plan and routine. The main room offers a smaller space for 2-year-olds; a cosy area for them to relax and play with toys appropriate for their age.
Although we follow the same curriculum as a school setting, we aim to offer lots of fun, creative, skill-building activities for all children who stay with us, right up until they move to reception. Funding is in place for children who attend our Active Kids Nursery pre-school alongside Spanish, ballet, and yoga and multi-sport lessons.
Education through Play
At our nursery, we provide fun and creative educational activities for babies, toddlers, and pre-school children.
Our nursery offers lessons in a variety of subject areas, including:
Children often show a great interest in learning another language, which is why we offer regular Spanish lessons but also incorporate it into the day whenever children show an interest. Our language lessons cover colours, numbers, and animals, and parents are pleased with what their children have learned during these sessions.
Drama with Claire
Ran by Claire from ‘Make Believe’, our drama sessions enable children to get involved with telling and acting out stories from their point of view through techniques such as mime and improvisation. This enables them to express their inner feelings and develop their language and speaking skills.
Yoga with Eva
Eva from Little Sages joins us every week here at Active Kids Nursery to practice yoga with the children. She explores the topic with the children and gets them to experiment with balancing and other physical techniques. This helps to relax and calm the children and we have heard how they go home and show off their new yoga moves to their families and friends.
Multi-Sports with Adam
The children really look forward to these weekly sessions with Adam. Multi-Sports sessions allow every child to experiment with different sports and games, ranging from football and basketball to obstacle courses and hide-and-seek games. In turn, this helps to improve the children’s co-ordination and gross motor skills, as well as their listening and communication skills.