Nursery Celebrations!
02 June 2014

Nursery Celebrations!

Our nursery teams in Brighton and Hove and Crawley were celebrating last week receiving some great news.

Our Hilltop nursery in Brighton & Hove achieved the Healthy Choice award for the second time. The Healthy Choice Award is given to early years settings who meet all the conditions set for healthy eating. It is based on healthy eating principles, and is a joint scheme by Food Safety Team, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership and Brighton and Hove CCG.

In Crawley, our Rainbow nursery based at Crawley Hospital received a ‘Good’ rating in their latest Ofsted report. The Ofsted inspector praised staff at the nursery for the good relationships they have with the children and also noted that children play and learn in a safe and secure environment.

Both nurseries are managed by Sussex Community NHS Trust and offer care for  children aged between 3 months and 5 years and are a popular option for NHS staff and other parents in the local community.

Speaking about the Healthy Choice Award and recent Ofsted report, Cara Mitchell, nursery manager at Sussex Community NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to be recognised so positively in both the Ofsted report and by achieving the Healthy Choice Award. I’m thrilled for our nursery staff who work so hard and are passionate about the quality of care they deliver.

“As the Ofsted inspector remarked, the children at our Rainbow nursery are happy, confident and active learners as a result of the good relationships they have with our nursery staff.

“We offer a safe and secure environment for the children in our care and are very pleased to have been recognised once again for the high standards of healthy snacks, meals and drinks offered to children at our Hilltop nursery in Brighton.”

Hayley Lloyd senior nursery nurse at our Rainbow nursery in Crawley added: “we are extremely proud of our achievements, and are pleased that all our rewarding work has been recognised.”

About our day nurseries

Sussex Community NHS Trust runs three children’s nurseries for local children in Brighton, Crawley and Hove. These are open to children of NHS staff and other families in the local community. All our nurseries are Ofsted registered.

Rainbow nursery  -  Crawley Hospital

A work place nursery for local children. Registered for 22 children per day (from 3 months to 5 years old). Open from 7.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. with an extra twilight session from 5.30 to 6.00 if required. For more information about the nursery please contact: 01293 600300 ext. 3790 or email

Hilltop Nursery – Brighton General Hospital

Butterfly Nursery – Hove Polyclinic