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About us

At Roundabout, our aim is to be ‘Creative, Passionate and Inclusive' in everything we do’. Working in partnership with parents and carers, we aim to provide an inclusive stimulating and challenging environment which is a warm, friendly extension of home. Children and adults can be creative, have fun together and develop as happy, confident, independent individuals within our community. We welcome children from all parts of the city. We have specific expertise in including children with special needs.

We provide high quality care and learning for babies and children aged from 3 months to 5 years. 

Our environment

Indoors we provide enabling environments for all age groups. Children enjoy creative and sensory activities, where adults follow their lead and intervene sensitively. We have 3 rooms for 3 age groups, under 2’s, 2-3’s and 3-5’s. Each room is spacious and fully equipped to support the children’s learning through play and exploration.

Outdoors, we have fantastic gardens for children to explore, come rain or shine. Children are able to access the gardens for the whole of their sessions, and we have wonderful structures and self-selecting resources for them to explore. We have 3 chickens and an allotment! Children collect the eggs daily and enjoy them in snacks and cooking. We grow fruit and vegetables, including courgettes, tomatoes, pears, grapes, plums and loganberries. Children can pick and eat the things we grow and love helping to tend the allotment and feed the chickens! 

Our staff

All staff are qualified and have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with children. We support the council’s Apprenticeship scheme, training in-house apprentices who often become staff members o

n completion of training. We operate a robust ‘key-person’ approach where each child and family has a dedicated worker supporting them with all aspects of their settling, their development and their transitions.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We cater for children with a wide variety of additional needs and differing abilities. We are inclusive and passionate about all children we care for. We have a fully qualified Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator and many staff are experienced in caring for children with additional n

eeds and some hold SEND qualifications gained through training. We have a specially equipped Sensory Room and a room dedicated for use with children with SEND where they have small group interventions and one to one support. Inclusion 


We have recently been successful in our application to become a Nursery of Sanctuary, as part of BHCC’s City of Sanctuary award. We were commended for our work with EAL families and with Refugee and Asylum Seekers. We have support from the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) and bilingual support for some of our children. We have 19 different languages spoken in our nursery.


We provide breakfast for our early starters. Our lunches and teas are sourced and cooked locally and delivered fresh to us on a twice daily basis. We can cater for dietary requirements for diagnosed allergies/intolerances and offer a vegetarian option. Our menu runs on a 3 week rolling basis and supports healthy choices for children. Breakfasts are included in the below fees. Lunches and teas are optional and charged separately. 

Flexible, emergency and occasional childcare

Ad-hoc sessions may be booked subject to availability for children already attending the nursery. We will consider each request for occasional or emergency childcare on an individual basis, subject to availability.

Transport Options

Local bus routes 1 and 1a run every 7 minutes. We're next door to Roundabout Children's Centre in Whitehawk. There is plenty of parking for dropping off and collecting children.

Opening times 

We are open 51 weeks of the year. 

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00

Funded places, session times and fees 

There are now more ways than ever to reduce your childcare costs.  You can benefit from a wide range of funding options depending on your circumstances and the age of your children.  To find out more visit  Childcare Choices website

We welcome children with funded places including all 3 and 4 year olds.  Two year olds with parents in receipt of eligible benefits or tax credits are entitled to funded places - find out if you are eligible and apply online here 

Three and four year olds whose parents are working can get 30 hours free childcare - check your eligibility .  

Nursery Fees from April 1st 2020

Children under three years old

£56.80 - for full day, 8am to 6pm (includes breakfast *Lunch and Tea charged separatey) 

£28.40 - for a morning session, 8am to 1pm (includes breakfast. *Lunch charged separately)

£28.40 - for an afternoon session, 1pm to 6pm (*Tea charged separately)

£5.68 - hourly rate

Children age 3 - 5 years 

£56.80 - for long full day, 8am to 6pm (includes breakfast. *Lunch and Tea charged separately) 

£44.02 - for short day, 8am - 3.45pm (includes breakfast. *Lunch charged separately)  

£24.14 - for a morning session, 8am to 12.15pm (includes breakfast) 

£29.82 - for an afternoon session, 12.45pm to 6pm (*Tea charged separately)  

£5.68 - hourly rate

*Lunch and Tea is optional and can be purchased at a cost of £2.50 per meal. *Nappies and wipes are not included in the costs.


Ofsted URN: EY334821

Latest Inspection: 25/06/2018 (Early Years Register) Inspection Judgement: Outstanding

Registration Date: 28/07/2006 

More information about session times and fees

All fees must be paid whether or not your child attends their booked sessions.

We need a minimum of two weeks notice for holiday bookings.

There is a minimum requirement of two sessions a week.

Contact Roundabout Nursery

Roundabout Nursery, 178 Whitehawk Road,  BRIGHTON BN2 5FL

Telephone: 01273 294780


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