Tel: 01273 622883


Nursery Rooms

Baby Room
(for babies from 6 months)

In September 2005 we became registered to care for babies from 6 months.

The room is a bright and colourful space. We have a quiet carpet area where the children can play. We encourage all children to experience lots of messy play including painting, water / sand play, as well as music, songs and games, and lots of stories. We visit Queens Park as often as possible. We encourage as much outdoor play as possible.

Our staff are trained in the care of babies and young children to ensure continuity for the babies and toddlers, and happily we have never had a high turnover of staff.

We will complete a daily record in this room which will contain details of how much your child has eaten, how long they have slept and details of nappy changes etc. The sheet is for you to take home. As well as this, staff will be able to talk to you about your child’s day.

Your child will be cared for by their key worker and all staff working in the room to support their development. This makes for a great relationship between you and the practitioners and improves continuity and quality of feedback. Your child’s key worker will be a qualified practitioner experienced in the care of babies and young children. Every staff member holds a current in date paediatric first aid certificate including infant resuscitation.

We use a software programme called tapestry to record your child’s progress through observations and assessments which also includes photographic evidence of your child at play. You will be given a link to access this information which you can log in to online and add your own observations. This is protected by your own password.

Toddler Sitting Down
Baby Room, Road floor carpet
Baby Room, caterpillar toy
Baby Room, alphabet learning

What you will need to bring for children less than 12 months old:

  • Milk feeds for the day (formula or expressed milk).
  • Spare clothes (to be left in spare clothes bag on peg).
  • Any comforters required for sleep etc.
  • Please clearly mark all your child's belongings with their name. We cannot accept responsibility of the loss of any items.

What you will need to bring for children older than 12 months old:

  • Spare clothes (to be left in spare clothes bag on peg).
  • Any comforters required for sleep etc.
  • Please clearly mark all your child's belongings with their name. We cannot accept responsibility of the loss of any items.

Sleep Room

We have a comfortable mezzanine area with cots for babies to sleep. Older children who need to sleep will be provided with comfortable beds with their own individual sheet and blanket. Sleeping babies are checked every 10 minutes and we have baby monitors to alert us when the babies wake up.

Changing Area

This is adjacent to the baby / toddler room and is equipped with changing mats, small toddler-sized toilets and sinks.

High standards of hygiene are maintained in our nappy changing area. Staff wear gloves, which are changed between each child.

Changing mats are wiped with antibacterial spray between changes and nappies are disposed of and collected by a clinical waste contractor.

Clean Changing Area
Clean Changing Area, baby wipes
Clean changing area, art on wall


Toilets are situated next to the main hall, there are 3 and they are toddler sized.

Toilet with steps next to sink
Toilet with step next to toilet bowl
Washing hands advice

Main Hall (Toddler Room)

Group 2 main hall for children aged 20months to 3years.

This is a fantastically large light and airy space that lends itself well to providing lots of opportunity for play and learning. We provide designated areas for all aspects of learning in EYFS. There are opportunities daily for messy play, art and craft activities, construction, role play and some lovely cosy areas for quiet play reading and resting.

With access to our outside play space and Sensory room.

Toddler room, round tables
Toddler room, lego and building toys
Toddler room, colouring exercises
Toddler room, round tables
Toddler room, children's chairs
Toddler room, car games with roads
Toddler room, dinosaur toys
Toddler room, pirate ships

Foundation Stage - Group 3

This is our Pre-School group for children aged 3 to rising fives and is staffed by qualified foundation stage practitioners and nursery practitioners. We have two rooms which the children have free flow play between and are set out to cover all areas of early learning in the foundation stage. We have three cubical toilets upstairs.

Foundation stage, animal toys
Foundation stage, cushion area
Foundation stage, art drying rack
Foundation room, tables
Foundation stage, painting activites
Foundation stage, number activities
Foundation stage, posters around the room

Outside Play

We have an outside play area with a soft safety surface which is suitable for all ages. There are also two large sun awnings to shade children in hot weather. We like to play outside in all weathers and children in all groups have allocated time indoors and outdoors during the day. We have plenty of outside play equipment for children to enjoy and explore.

Outside area, three wheeled bikes
Outside area, bird boxes
Outside area, very clean
Outside area, colour activites
Outside area, toys
Outside area, haystack


We have a well-equipped kitchen where our chef prepares all meals on site. Depending on sessions attended we will supply breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea for all children. We provide fresh water/milk throughout the day. We also cater for all dietary/allergy requirements.

We are regularly inspected by environmental health.


Each child has their own peg for their belongings and a peg bag that is provided by us for spare clothes. Please ensure that your child has sufficient spare clothes at all times which are clearly labelled with their name.

The nursery will not accept responsibility for the loss or damage of any belongings which are unnamed.

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Contact Us

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00-18:00, Sat-Sun: Closed

Address: The Orchard Day Nursery, Queens Park Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0GL

Tel: 01273 622883

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