Officrèche Blog

Space, the first and final frontier – five ways to look at space with young children

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EXPLORING space is amazing. Preschoolers have enjoyed in Officréche’s Yellow Room have built a rocket as they learn about space, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. My three-year-old is very excited by the whole project. We have talked about men going to the moon on a big rocket called Saturn 5. With foil mini rockets on the […]


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Going on a journey to learn something new

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Going from place to place must be a magical experience for babies and young children, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. When they’re babies they fall asleep in a pram or sling in one place and wake up somewhere else. As they grow up the wealth of different transport options is a thrill. “Look a bus!” “The […]


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Touch it, feel it, squish the dough

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Babies and children in all the rooms at Officréche love playing with play dough. They squish it, bash it, shape it and create with it. The team of early years practitioners always make it a bit more interesting than commercially available doughs, and it is simple to make. Extra texture by adding rice, visual stimlation […]


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Spring Plans For Our Brighton Nursery

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New growth and shoots are being planned as the spring sunshine blazes through the window and I continue to digest the enormous amount of Easter eggs I have eaten…   We’re learning inside the nursery and out – not just the kids but the adults too: hot on the heels of her level 3, Rhianna […]


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Turning Three Before Christmas: Booking Your Free Place With Us.

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There’s been a huge amount of media coverage about the cost of childcare recently, so this is how to claim free childcare for your three year old next term. Free childcare – really?! The cost of childcare is a huge expense for most families. In a recent survey by The Family and Childcare Trust, research […]


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Free Childcare Places in Our Brighton Nursery

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There has been a huge amount of media coverage about the cost of childcare recently, so we thought we would focus our latest blog to tell you about how you can claim free childcare for your three old next term. Free childcare – really?! The cost of childcare is a huge expense for most families. […]


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A Day In The Life of Mikki

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Day in the life of a nursery practitioner Hi ya, I’m Mikki. I work in the Green room with Emma & Georgina. The Green room is the environment for children aged 18mths to 30mths. In this blog I am going to tell you all about a typical day of mine.


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Settling In Your Child At Officreche.

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My name is Tara and I am the deputy manager, pre-school room leader and our settings’ Early Years Professional (EYP). The blog I am writing today is all about how we at Officreche settle children into the nursery, something I am very passionate about. So much so, I wrote my dissertation for my BA (Hons) […]


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Leaving your child at nursery

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Leaving your child at nursery for the first time can be incredibly daunting for many parents. You have built a special relationship over the length of your maternity leave that actually started long before they were even born. How another person or persons could ever be able to care for your child in the way […]


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Central Brighton Office for rent

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  It’s smart and light and on the top floor of our Regency building – 52 Dyke Road, Bn1 3JB. Here’s a picture:     At present it is used by our co-working parent members – and for workshops. But now I’m looking for a monthly income from one company/group of people. It’s 18ft x 17ft, […]


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