Welcome to our Nursery

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A message from the team at Oak Cottage

Oak Cottage Nursery CIC is a provider of early years care and education based in Woodingdean, just outside Brighton, East Sussex. We aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn through play and fun! We believe in treating all children as unique individuals, fostering confidence and well-being in each and every child.

We can offer children a place at Oak Cottage from between the ages of 9 months to five-years-old.

Our staff are highly trained and qualified and we pride ourselves on having a motivated team of practitioners, experienced in supporting and extending all aspects of children's learning and development. The nursery is a vibrant and successful place to learn and play. We are rightly proud of our Good Ofsted grade, reflecting the quality of childcare provision we offer and our commitment to continuous improvement.

If you have any questions about Oak Cottage Nursery please do not hesitate to contact us.

For detailed information about life at the nursery, including our daily routine, opening times, fees, and policies and procedures please download our prospectus

Our commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

It is our duty to report any concerns or suspicions that a child has suffered, or is at risk of, suffering from harm. Please email for our full safeguarding policy and procedures

About Us

Oak Cottage aims to provide the local community with a friendly, fun and caring environment where children become capable, confident learners through exploration and investigation.

Our Nursery

At Oak Cottage we have 3 areas specifically designed for different age groups: The Acorn Room - 9 months to 2 years, The Oak Room – 2 to 3 years and Tree tops – 3 to 5 years. We also have a large secure garden.

Sessions & Fees

Oak Cottage Nursery is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday for 50 weeks a year. We are closed over the Christmas period. We are registered to receive nursery education funding.

Oak Cottage Nursery has been a safe and fun environment for my son since he started... He has learned to be more sociable with other kids.. and the abundance of varied activities keeps him stimulated and happy …. my son goes to nursery every morning with a smile on his face.


Oak Cottage Nursery is such a fantastic nursery. It has a home from home feel and I feel everyone of the staff really care and know each and every child even if they are not in the same room. It feels like a big family and I have never felt so at ease leaving my children.

Our Vision

We aim to provide the community with a friendly, fun environment where children learn through exploration according to their individual needs in a welcoming and respectful environment. We are dedicated to supporting each and every family to give children the best start in life through parental involvement and inclusive practice. We aim to give children opportunities to learn through active and creative experiences indoors and out to develop their social skills and help them to flourish in all areas of their development.

"Children are happy, settled and confident. They make good progress from their starting points….Children develop positive attitudes towards learning and a willingness to give things a go."
"Staff are positive role models and children behave well and think of others."

- Ofsted 2019

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