Clare and Mark have owned the Nursery since 2001, twenty two years that have flown by! All of their children help out around School and University commitments, a real family business. Visitors to Amberley Nursery always comment on our warm, friendly, home from home environment with an enormous garden. The Nursery is extremely conveniently placed in the heart of Bexhill-on-sea, a 5 minute walk from the mainline station and the town centre, close to St Peter and St Paul School.
Children from babies to 5 years are accommodated in spacious rooms, decorated with colourful seasonal displays, where our enthusiastic and experienced staff team support the children in making choices through their play and encourage them to become independent learners. Outside, we have a large outdoor space which provides children all ages with valuable learning opportunities and encourages them to use a variety of senses. The nursery outdoor space includes a tree house, a rubber chipping climbing area, sensory area, eco-garden, growing area, a themed role-play house, giant malleable area, various trikes, bikes and cars and parking bays, offering children a safe, inspiring, stimulating and attractive environment for outdoor play.
At the setting we promote a free flow system, allowing the children to move freely through the rooms and out to the garden; choosing activities themselves whilst being fully supported within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We are registered with Ofsted and our last inspection was in April 2022. Ofsted found us ‘Good in every area’ under the new EYFS framework. The report can be read in our resources page.
We have been a Forest School since 2012, taking groups of intrepid explorers to our local Highwoods. Please follow the link for more information.
We are members of the National Day Nursery Association which keeps us up to date with all the latest ideas and practices, the Bexhill Chamber of Commerce for current local issues and the FSB which helps us stay compliant.
We accept both 15 and 30 hours of funding for three year olds. Availability is very limited for fully-funded spaces, there are also places for families who pay an optional contribution towards consumables, through the Integrated Care Package. Please give us a ring on 01424 212472 for further information.
We also have spaces for 2 year old funding, please call the Nursery for current availability.
We are eagerly awaiting clarification of the baby funding arrangements, please see the EYEE funding tab for more information.
For more information or to arrange an appointment to bring your child along and view the nursery please call 01424 212472 or use the enquiry page.
We look forward to meeting you!
Amberley Nursery & Forest School, 9 Buckhurst Rd, Bexhill, TN40 1QF