Our Nursery

The nursery has two floors for the children to play, learn, and have fun. We have two classrooms called Caterpillars (6 months – 2 years) and Butterflies (2 – 5 years.) At ApplePips we work hard to offer the best possible start for children. Each day spent with us includes lots of fun activities, exercise, laughter and music.

Our nutritious snacks and meals ensure that young ones are kept full of good energy to keep them going during the day and our flexible childcare allows parents to get the best fit for both their needs and those of their children. 

Exterior view of Applepips Nursey Rustington

We have a multipurpose garden which is available for all our children to explore, we enjoy being outside in all weathers and find learning opportunities across all areas in which we play.

We provide a wide variety of creative activities outdoors, including making mud pies, reading in our quiet area and our favourite activity of all -: going on a bug hunt.

outside view of Apple Pips Nursery Rustington

We are Ofsted registered and rated as Good in all areas.  You can read more about this CLICK HERE 

The nursery is able to care for up to 22 children at any one time and works on a free-flow basis allowing the children to choose where they want to be and when. 

Our friendly team of qualified staff have a great deal of experience and love working with little ones.

Caterpillars ( 6 months – 2 years )

Caterpillars is home to our younger children (aged 6 months – 2 years) we can welcome up to six children per session. We understand that at such a young age all children have their individual Routines and needs, so we have experienced practitioners who are able to support children Develop from such a young age.

For more information on this age range PLEASE CLICK HERE

Butterflies ( 2 – 5 years )

Butterflies is home to our older children age 2 – 5 years, we can welcome up to 16 children per session. The children have direct access to our garden and can independently choose which activities to participate in.

The planning for our Butterflies is led by the children’s interests and tailored to meet their individual needs. We have group times for the children to enjoy bring their favourite books to life as well as singing and playing games.

We run 2 PE sessions a week for the children to learn about being healthy, explore moving their bodies in different ways and learning how to get changed independently.

Early communication is very important within our nursery so we provide lots of opportunities for singing, group discussions, looking at and sharing books. We run a book bag scheme to support early reading at home as well as nursery.

For more information on this age range PLEASE CLICK HERE

Tapestry App

Tapestry is an online learning app which parents have individual access to their own child’s journal.

Each child’s key person will upload pictures and observations for families to look at, at home.

To give families as much information about their child’s day we write up a daily care diary which you can access throughout the day. We provide details of what they have eaten and how much, any nappy changes and sleeps, we also include an overview of activities your little one has taken part in.

Parents are kept up to date with the latest message and events through Tapestry memos.

For more information on this app PLEASE CLICK HERE

If you like what you've read and seen, please get in touch ASAP.  As a small nursery, places do get booked quickly.  Send us a message now to book an appointment to visit us and discuss further.  Thank you.  I look forward to meeting you soon.        Tracy Shrubb, Manager

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