About us

Carousel Nursery has been established for over 20 years. We have two settings, one in St Leonards and one in Hastings. It is a private day nursery offering a range of flexible sessions tailored to your childcare needs. We offer 30 hours of FREE childcare to all eligible 3 year olds. We also offer 15 hours for all eligible two and three-year olds. We pride ourselves on a long history of being OFSTED Outstanding and this is evidenced through the quality childcare we provide. OFSTED 2016 “Staff provide exceptional support to promote children’s communication, language and thinking skills”.

We cater for children from birth to 5 years in environments that are appropriately adapted for the needs of the different age ranges. Our ethos is to offer a home from home experience where parents are confident to leave their children knowing that they will be nurtured and cared for. “Children relish the opportunity to be involved in planning and developing activities (OFSTED 2016) and this is reflected in the excellent progress children make.

Both our settings have large well equipped outside spaces. We have a fully qualified Forest School leader and the children go out to Forest School at least three times a week. Outside play and learning is inherent in how we approach the EYFS and our children are encouraged to become confident explorers.