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The Wishing Tree Children's Nursery

Day nursery

Our environment

Set in a beautiful 1920s detached house next door to Withdean Park in Brighton, we are a private day nursery for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Open 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, all year round. Since we opened in 2004, the nursery has achieved excellent Ofsted ratings, as well as awards for high quality practice from Brighton and Hove education authority.

Wishing Tree Nursery has an award winning garden, equipped for all year round activities.

Our staff

Highly qualified staffing team, many of whom are Mums themselves and a long established management team who inspire with their leadership.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Wishing Tree Nursery provides a positive and welcoming environment where children with special needs are supported according to their individual requirements. 

SENCO trained staff with. 1:1 staff employed specifically for children when needed.

The Nursery welcomes applications from families who may need extra funding to help their children access its facilities. It has a long history of assisting children who may need extra care or one-to-one supervision. Please see website / contact the Nursery for further information.


Wheelchair accessible. Special dietary requirments catered for. 


We believe that eating healthily is extremely important in the development of young children. We recognise that children should be able to enjoy food as well as learn good behaviours for the future. *See website for sample menus. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, and a range of free from foods for any intolerances, preferences or allergies. Please see further down the page for more details of our inclusive approach.

Flexible, emergency and occasional childcare

An early start is available at 7.30 a.m. for an additional £2.25.

Transport Options

Located next to Withdean Park, close to Preston Park Station and well served by buses.

Contact details

Wishing Tree Nursery
14 Carden Avenue
East Sussex
07917 794495

Other details

Cost description
*See website for full breakdown of fees. We try to keep the fees simple, which is why we have adopted the ”all-inclusive approach”. We understand that parents and carers are very busy and consequently there’s no need to remember to pack meals, drinks, waterproofs or nappies, as we provide pretty much everything your child will need at the nursery. 7.30-18.00 session £56.25 8.00-18.00 session £54.00 7.30-13.00 session £32.25 8.00-13.00 session £30.00 13.00-18.00 session £30.00
Age Range
0 years3 months to 5 years.

Opening Times

Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7.30 18:00
Tuesday 7.30 18:00
Wednesday 7.30 18:00
Thursday 7.30 18:00
Friday 7.30 18:00

Funded Childcare

2 year old funded places offered
3 & 4 year old funded places offered
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement


Ofsted URN
Registration Date:
Latest Inspection:
Inspection DateInspection TypeInspection Judgement
07/12/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
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Address: Wishing Tree Nursery  14 Carden Avenue  BRIGHTON  East Sussex

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