Nurseries in Haywards Heath - any recommendations?
Biblio · 27/06/2013 20:49
Can anyone recommend a good nursery in Haywards Heath? We are moving there from London in a few months (DD is 8 months old). Also any information about friendly mum and baby groups, activities etc would be very welcome too, I don't know anyone in the area and I am a bit worried about becoming a hermit! Many thanks.
Icelollycraving · 04/08/2013 21:21
Hi. I'm hoping to move there too! Have you found childcare yet?
bec0901 · 06/08/2013 22:44
I moved from London to a village near Haywards Heath about a year ago and have visited many of the nurseries or know friends who have children in them.
I assume you want 8am-6pm care - there are lots of pre-schools run by parent groups/charities that operate or only 3 or 6 hours a day during term time. No good for working mums!
For 8-6pm nurseries, these are my picks...
- There is a small chain of Montessori nurseries in the HH and Burgess Hill area that is very highly regarded www.tudorhousemontessorigroup.co.uk/. The one in central HH doesn't have a great outside but seems to have lovely staff and is usually fully subscribed.
- I'd say that the Elan nursery by the station is the most popular in the town. www.elannursery.com/haywards-heath-nursery.html. They didn't have the days I needed, otherwise I'd definitely have used it. The staff seem fantastic and it is very well run. However, it is large and there is almost no outside space. There is a nice soft play indoor space for the children to use though.
- The chain Busy Bees took over a nursery in HH and my friend sends her kids there and is super happy with the experience (http://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/nursery/haywardsheath).
- If you want a decent nursery with nice outside space you may have to go outside HH. For example, this place in Balcombe is lovely (http://www.cranbrooknursery.co.uk/setting-locations) and I think we may put our next baby here until they are old enough to transfer to a pre-school at 2.5 years.
One last consideration - the traffic in HH is awful between 8:30am and 9:15am so think about how nursery drop off will fit in with your day...
Icelollycraving · 07/08/2013 08:45
Thank you so much! I thought élan looked good. We would be gone by 815 though so hopefully will miss traffic. Not having outside space is a drawback though. Will check out the Montessori.
Sharnleanne · 06/11/2019 11:26
I apologise if you have already found childcare but I saw your post and thought I would let you know that the Montessori Group has opened a new nursery in Franklands Village in Haywards Heath and it has a beautiful outdoor space and plenty of parking. The nursery open fields and woodland at the the back.
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