Welcome to Active Kids Nursery Hove
About Active Kids Nursery Hove
At Active Kids Nursery Hove we aim to promote an active and healthy lifestyle providing children with home cooked healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch and tea, with healthy snacks, alongside fresh drinking water and milk.
We also aim to offer a safe open plan setting that stimulates the interests of the children who attend as well as offering that home from home feel with mixed age ranges. We have a variety of outdoor spaces that allow the children in our care to grow in confidence, take risks, and explore the Forest School ethos when outside.
Our Mission Statement
Active Kids Nursery is a bustling nursery that has grown in the last 18 months since we opened. We are in the heart of Hangleton attached to the local Dentist and opposite the Library.
We are close to the main commuter routes of the A27 and A259.
We provide care for children aged 6 months to 5 years all year round (except bank holidays) 8am to 6pm, Monday – Friday.
At Active Kids Nursery Hangleton we aim to promote an active and healthy lifestyle providing children with home cooked healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch and tea, with healthy snacks, alongside fresh drinking water and milk.
Active Kids Nursery Aims to Give Your Children the Best Start
We also aim to offer a safe open plan setting that stimulates the interests of the children who attend also offering a home from home feel with mixed age ranges. We have a variety of outdoor spaces that allow the children in our care to grow in confidence, take risks, and explore the Forest School ethos when outside.
We believe every child is individual and have a dedicated and versatile staff team to support young children with activities such as Spanish and Yoga, alongside a variety of developmental activities that stimulate and extend children’s experiences.
We enjoy getting out into the local community (ratio permitting) and having visits from the dentist and exploring the local shops and facilities. Our vision is to create a stimulating learning environment for children to explore inside and outside, where they can be themselves and learn through play and fun activities supported by qualified and caring staff.
Please feel free to get in touch and see how we can support your family’s needs, we offer a range of sessions including funded sessions for 2-5 year-olds.
Ofsted….Good arrangements are in place to help children to settle when they first start at the nursery, and to quickly identify and reflect their individual needs in planning.
Our specialist sports coach has built a strong relationship with our regularly attending children. This rapport is based on encouragement, high amounts of praise and fun, supporting all of our young children, big and small, in classes held throughout the week. Each toddler or preschool age child will be encouraged to take part in at least two physical activities each week outside in the fresh, coastal air – the glorious Hove weather permitting!
Language Development at Active Kids
As much as the introduction of music at a very young age is heralded as a benefit to your child’s brain development, so too is the introduction of a second language. Just as language and syntax is still being pieced together, it is quite possible for a pre-school child to learn basic alternative words for objects, colours, animals and numbers in a second language.
Spanish Lessons to Encourage Language
The communicative aspects of learning Spanish with our teacher, Anaid, a native Spanish speaker from Barcelona, creates much excitement at Active Kids Nursery, with a bubbling, fun atmosphere that is positively inspiring.
Learning Celebration of Diversity
The diversity of Hove and nearby Brighton is world famous, with many travellers, workers, students and commuters with non-native tongues spending months and sometimes even years in our beautifully divergent town. Here in Hove, Active Kids Nursery wishes to provide an environment that considers and reflects the best qualities of the local community, whilst the Spanish language is broken down into fun, exciting sounds to learn with a teacher who harnesses this passion for learning. In addition to being an enriching new skill, the learning of a foreign language at this stage is an excellent way to solidify the children’s first language through the introduction of alternative Spanish words for English words perhaps only recently mastered.
Active Kids are the First Choice for Active Parents
Active Kids Nursery is fast becoming the first choice for working parents in the Brighton and Hove area and increased interest continues to attract the families of commuters and local families alike. The nearby streets of Hove are brimming full of organic foods, convenience, creativity and the arts, whilst the coastal landscape shapes an idyllic environment to raise a family. Whether it is the South Downs or the tourist attractions in Brighton that are unmissable in the summer months, the Active Kids blog contains a wealth of information regarding places of interest within the local area. The blog also includes ideas for activities to do at home, common parenting questions about behaviour and milestones, along with a regular, reflective update on all policies and nursery trips.
Active Kids Nursery in Hove brings this colourful, eminently British seaside melting pot to life, enabling your children’s’ imaginations to reach new heights, making every day a fun-sized reflection of their broader surroundings.
Stepping Stones Equal Milestones
We are proud to herald Active Kids nursery as a fantastic, developing and inspiring pre-school, infant and toddler day care provision in Hove. The Active Kids Nursery is an outstanding preschool nursery situated in the beautiful, historic town of Hove. We are located in an easily accessible, emerging part of town, and deliver a warm, devoted and curriculum led day-care service for babies, toddlers and preschool age children.
Open Plan Equals an Open Atmosphere
Located within the West End of Hove, Active Kids Nursery staff are fully trained in EYFS. This, coupled with specialist introductions to enrichment activities such as Yoga, Spanish, Ballet and team sports, both open plan and outdoor play areas, highly trained staff and an exciting meal provision, we know that your child’s first milestones will set the precedent for the years to come.
An Incredible Range of Inclusive Enrichment Activities
Active Kids Nursery builds upon a friendly, open plan, home from home environment that will ensure your children feel nurtured, safe and secure enough to let the learning begin. Here at Active Kids Nursery in Hove, we offer our pre-school children and toddlers a range of team based, communication – orientated sports sessions, including but by no means exhaustive; obstacle courses, football, athletics, sports days, hide and seek, basketball and athletics.
Active Kids, Active Minds
Active Kids Nursery know of the benefits that physical exercise holds, both in terms of your child’s health, and the bright eyed, red faced enthusiasm of high energy, exciting supervised play. It is important to create a non-pressured, open and fun attitude towards sport and active play to ensure an enthusiastic approach to physical activity in later years.
Sports sessions are fantastic for building motor skills, reaching physical developmental milestones, improving co-ordination, spatial awareness, and mentally challenging the minds of our young children to work as part of team, learning camaraderie and the chance to learn the rules of various games.
As part of our mission statement, promoting health and a sense of well-being and kindness to others, encompasses all that we do. The provision of Yoga classes could be described as a perfect mirroring of our ethos; creating a relaxing, calming atmosphere for our young toddlers and pre-school children that offers a distinct contrast to the high energy, group led play at other points in the day, completing our fully reflective miniature environment.
Combining EYFS with Montessori, Waldorf and Emilia Reggio Teaching Methodology
Active Kids Nursery know that play under the age of six is vital to learning new, transferable skills that will deliver in the years to come. The Active Kids Nursery curriculum follows the national EYFS, and draws upon the championed methods of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia teaching theories.
The teaching of basic literacy and numeracy through creativity enables the development of each individual child. The topics covered follow the EYFS guidelines adhered to for the successful preparation and transition to the beginning of formal education and reception class at school. Active Kids Nursery in Hove bases its curriculum on the expert methodology of Montessori. The optimum concentration and learning periods are said to be around late morning, and as such, we base our day around this research.
Teaching Basic Literacy and Numeracy
Between the hours of 10 and 11am, Active Kids Nursery focuses upon the chosen curriculum topic of the term. In mixed age learning groups, the children at Active Kids Nursery learn to be self-sufficient, gaining the ability to work and play independently with support from their peers. The Waldorf teaching method is combined to encourage the artistic abilities of each child. Extra impetus is placed upon the ethical and moral growth of preschool students. The Reggio Emilia Approach was written to help very young children grow to accept the cultures and practices of different people – the pinnacle of its aims are to have respect for oneself, each other and one’s local community.
There are many nurseries and day care provisions in the West Sussex area, and we realise the increased desire to provide an individualist method to learning with emphasis on play, games and the building of a ‘home from home’, familiar atmosphere.