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It was nearly seven years before we started that we first discussed the possibility of setting up a nursery. So it was with great satisfaction and excitement that finally in June 2004 we opened the doors to our first children. Our nursery school in Brighton, East SussexIt seems a long time ago now, but we can still remember the road to The Wishing Tree being a very long journey, punctuated by many challenges, not the least of which was finding the right premises and staff.

In our wonderful management team of Bridget, Vicky, Anna and Lorraine, who are still with us today, we found childcare professionals who share our passion for high quality and attention to detail.

This belief has led to the nursery achieving outstanding Ofsted ratings in 2005, 2009 and 2013. Our aim is quite simply to provide the best outcomes for children and families that we can.

The Wishing Tree is the culmination of many “if only” and “one day we’ll do this” conversations with family and friends. It's also the culmination of much thought about the detail that goes into delivering a successful nursery for children, staff, parents and carers. We're open Monday to Friday 7.45 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. all year, so if you would like to find out more, then please have a look around our web site, and if you like what you see, either email us (click here) or call 01273 551515. 

                                                         (Lewis Wood and Jayne Knights - Nursery Proprietors)  

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Quality Programme - We have just been assessed for our new 2 year old curriculum and have received a full credit for successfully achieving a high level of attainment.

Garden - we have just introduced a number of new attractions in the garden including a Bug Hotel, Climbing Wall, Mud Kitchen, Green House, Seeding and Potting Area and a Fireman's Pole.

OFSTED Self-Evaluation - as part of our continuous improvement programme, the nursery has a commitment to self-evaluation and reflective practice. You can download our guide to the Ofsted SEF  here and we have summarised the way Ofsted inspect nurseries  here.

EYFS 2014 - Many of you will know that the Early Years Foundation Stage has changed in September this year. Please see our pictorial guide to what these changes mean, click  here for more information.

Nursery Events and Festivals 2014 - Please click on the link to view the calendar of events for 2014.

Availability - we have a few baby and toddler spaces available from September 2014 onwards. Please call the nursery and we'll be delighted to arrange a showround for you.

Scores on the Doors - After an unnanounced inspection recently by the Local Authority's Environmental Health team, we have retained our 5 stars for food hygiene, so well done to Diane, Dee and Barbara for their great efforts in the kitchen. 

 

 Ofsted registered nursery for children aged 0-5 years.

Majority of staff qualified to level 3 and 4.

Open all year Monday to Friday, 7.45 a.m. to 6.15 p.m.

Authorised for the 2,3 and 4 year old Free Entitlement.

Fees include home cooked food, nappies and weaning menus.

Awarded 5 stars for food hygiene by Environmental Health.

Given Gold Award for healthy choices in food and nutrition.

We accept all accredited workplace childcare vouchers.

Quality assured by the Brighton and Hove LEA.

Regional member of the National Day Nurseries Association.

" Absolutely lovely. The outside area is the best I've seen. Congratulations on a job well done".

" My daughter is very shy and I was worried about her going to nursery for the first time. I needn't have worried, the staff at The Wishing Tree couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly."

" We have moved to London and cannot find anywhere as good as The Wishing Tree. Please  open a location here as soon as possible"

" A fantastic setting, you won't have any trouble at all attracting parents".

" Thank you for all the kindness, care and attention you have shown to both of my children. They have gone to school full of confidence and enthusiasm "

 

ALL PICTURES ON OUR WEB SITE ARE TAKEN AT THE NURSERY AND REPRODUCED WITH KIND CONSENT FROM PARENTS AND CARERS.