Merry Christmas
From us all here at Fairytale Forest!

Welcome, to

A unique environment,
where learning
is inspired by play!


...creative minds!

We shall encourage the children’s interests and allow them to build on their natural curiosity, to develop their language skills and mathematical thinking, use their imagination, be creative and enjoy physical play. We shall also encourage children to develop positive social relationships, and begin to understand the world around them. 

We believe in rewarding achievement both of the children and Practitioners. The Nursery is attractive in layout, provide interesting and informative displays, creating a positive, welcoming place to be. Here at Fairytale Foresart, we understand and promote the importance of The United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child and through reviewing and monitoring performance of staff we are able to ensure that we provide the best care to your child and you as a family.


...inspired by nature!

'The Natural Environment' is the basis of the ethos that Fairytale Forest Day Nursery adopts. We believe that nature is beautiful and instils a respect in children for the environment.

We place great emphasis on children's individual learning and development as dictated by the Early Years Foundation Stage and we create this through use of innovative, natural resources and custom designed indoor and outdoor natural environments. At Fairytale Forest we believe that a welcoming, homely atmosphere is paramount. We will provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment where children are treated as individuals and feel respected, valued and confident. We are committed to providing a high quality childcare service for you and your child in anti-discriminatory surroundings; Promoting and endorsing an ethos of equal opportunities within the Nursery is of utmost importance to us and this is reflected through our practice.


...strong foundations

Fairytale Forest has a clear mission statement to provide quality care and education in a safe and stimulating environment. Under the guidance of an experienced Management Team, Fairytale Forest Day Nursery provides for all the physical, emotional and educational needs of children from two to five years.

We believe that reflective practice is the most effective way and through implementing such practice, it enables us to strive to achieve the highest quality care and Education under the current curriculum guidance and legislation. We aim to raise standards and expectations in Childcare with our strong, passionate team who is renowned for their consistent and quality practice. Our compassionate Practitioners are carefully selected Educators & highly valued across all levels, with their multitude of skills, expertise and experience. They are truly dedicated, passionate and have a wonderful nurturing attitude. Our team lay the foundations for your child’s future success.


...traditional values!

The planning and structure at Fairytale Forest Day Nursery wholly support and reflect the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the Every Child Matters agenda, ensuring that the individual child and their family is at the centre of all learning and development.

We will respect and pay due regards to each child’s individual needs taking into account their race, gender, ethnicity, language and disability. Children will experience acceptance, independence and empowerment, allowing confidence to flourish. In planning the curriculum we will work towards incorporating positive opportunities for all children reflecting & celebrating diversity and addressing issues of race, culture, gender and disability offering each child equal access to support, development and learning. We will always welcome and encourage Parents to be involved in the life of the nursery. By building on these good relationships we hope to foster good social skills and a growing independence in the children. We look forward to welcoming you to our Nursery Family. See you soon.

The Magic of Learning,
An Introduction

Once Upon a Time, we integrated Wildlife & their habitats to one of the most refreshing Theorist approaches to Learning...
Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner & his approach to Teaching, Learning & Development, both of our children’s rooms are adapted visually to create a beautiful woodland-inspired habitat for extending learning through creativity & the senses, promoting an abundance of messy play. With dedicated areas of learning depicted, with British habitat theming throughout & a sweeping vision of the rainbow from our Bluebell Woodland to our Enchanted Garden. We have the whole spectrum of colours that appeals to different emotions to suit everybody that visits The Fairytale Forest..

Fairytale Forest Day Nursery is Located in Bury, a quaint countryside West Sussex village between Pulborough and Arundel. We are just off the A29 serving great links to Chichester, Littlehampton, Storrington and surrounding areas. The building itself is a converted former Farm Shop, and we are truly fortunate to benefit from such a vast and beautiful outdoor area for children to play in and explore!

Welcome Inside to explore our rooms...

Bear Mountain

~ 6 months to 2 Year Olds ~

Welcome to Bear Mountain, our nurturing, natural environmental themed baby room for little ones aged from 3 months to 23 months. Calming blues and greens fill your senses as you enter into an open plan large space. With a maximum of twelve babies within this room, it has a close-knit team that endeavour to provide highest quality standards of personalised individually tailored care to your baby right the way through their transitions and milestones.

With our linen cloth tipi for resting & reading, surrounded by comfy blue cushions and a selection of books in context, your little ones will feel cosy and secure with this low arousal space, for the times they need time to relax and take in their surroundings without feeling overwhelmed.
We have a beautiful sage green ball pit and large soft play that the children love to manoeuvre around and creatively learn to cruise & develop their physical, gross & fine motor skills.

Each child has their own named peg and has everything to fulfil their care and educational needs within close reach. We use a great deal of sensory and messy play, being Steiner-led and the wonder of science experiments & 'have a go to see what might happen,’ form a large part of the children’s day, offering opportunities for children to explore all sorts of textures, colours, sights, sounds, scents along with unhurried time to 'just be' and explore at their own pace to determine their likes, dislikes and develop their individual personalities as a result of this.

Wooden toys & resources feature heavily throughout our ethos and this starts right from birth, with loose part play, to allow the freedom of imagination and interpretation according to the child’s own interpretation.

With a love for re-igniting passion for literacy, we use literacy as the underpinning outcome for a great deal of the activities we implement here. For example, reading group and individual stories, looking at words used through poetry, studying rhyming and repetitive qualities in books, and through text in context of the environment. We emphasise the learning of new key words to increase children’s vocabulary & to help them to start establishing connections between objects and vocabulary itself, so that understanding is implemented and reinforced on a regular basis, aiding repetitive learning.

Cuddles & care routines suited to individual children form much of the routine of this age group, to ensure that secure emotional stability is built upon and to help children when transitioning into Nursery, which we find to be helpful in aiding the settling process, adapting to individual children, especially if this is a first time transition.

The Bluebell Wood

~ 2 to 3 Year Olds ~

With the Steiner ethos promoting the benefits of the woodland environment, that brings with it a love for wooden toys and making the most of bringing learning back to traditional basics alongside using natural resources to enhance the sensory experience. The roots of learning are often forgotten in todays society but we emphasise the importance of this in design aesthetics and the types of resources we use and experiences we offer.
This room is set up for the most important milestones such as potty training especially in mind for this age group, with the room being close by to the miniature toilets, & with a separate nappy changing room next door, so that their urgent and frequent needs are best met to support their development and emotional security. A family of bears live deep in the woods surrounded by a sweeping carpet of beautiful Bluebells. You’ll have to follow the paw prints to find the honeypot at the end of the trail... but spotting the bees might give you a clue!

The Enchanted Garden

~ 3-4 Year Olds ~

Swirling flower garlands & blackberry vines sweep you into a world of imagination and wonder, allowing your creativity to sparkle in a comfortable, safe and beautiful oasis of calm & serenity. With learning inspired by the natural outdoor environments, the Steiner ethos coupled with wildlife habitats will help to enhance your child’s love for the world around us and start learning at an advantage by being visually stimulated, therefore creating the best baseline environment for your child to feel ready and inspired to learn. Toadstools, fairies, acorns, trees, Cottage Garden flowers..all encase this lovely Pre-School room, helping to create the magical feel of The Enchanted Garden. It has a beautiful natural source of light & a real airy feel with sky lights, making children’s imagination drift off, allowing them to feel creative & take ownership in their own approach to learning. With Flower Fairies spreading acts of kindness & a positive approach to tackling tricky tasks, there is an apparent ethos of teaching others values & principles and of manners and friendship. Sharing & turn taking is amongst those taught values as we help children to prepare for their next milestone, that being their transition to Primary School.

The Forest at Night Time

~ (Cosy Corner) ~

The contrasting opposites of light & dark stimulate literacy in this cosy corner. Dressed with comfortable social seating, fluffy night time owls, old fashioned lamp posts and starry skies, the peaceful midnight blue draws children to gather together to read. A comforting zone between the two main rooms, this promotes a studious, elegant patch that enables Communication & Language, spurring Social Development between peers and teaches the children to respect and enjoy books, making literacy & expanding vocabulary fun.

The Downlands Meadow

~ Everyone! ~

We're incredibly fortunate with our beautiful countryside location and a wealth of outside areas, nestled in the heart of rural West Sussex with views over the South Downs. In amongst the surrounding native trees, there are endless opportunities for an inspired minds imagination! We have a large all weather area so we can get outside in all seasons. There are planting areas, water play, sand pits, climbing frames and much more, as well as lots of open spaces.
As well as this, and we believe hugely beneficial to a child's development in so many ways are the animals. Caring for animals teaches a respect for nature, an understanding of responsibility and a nurturing quality enhanced by such interactions.

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Come & Join
Our Team!

Working with children is a hugely rewarding career, and being in a position to help children learn, grow, and develop is a huge responsibility and privilege. If  you have a passion for childcare and are committed to furthering a child's development, and want to work in a positive and fun environment that will encourage you to fulfil your goals, and for a company that will provide excellent support and ongoing development and training then we'd love to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:
If you'd like more details, or to be considered for one of these roles  then please get in touch via the below form, or send a copy of your cv to

General Manager
Room Leader
Deputy Room Leader
Level 3 Nursery Practitioner
Level 2 Nursery Practitioner
Bank Staff, Level 2 +

We'd love to meet you and to show you the nursery, so please do let us know if you'd like to come along and have a look around.
Whether you're looking for a space for now, or preparing in advance for a later date we're happy to take advance registrations too, so if you'd like to reserve your place then please contact us on the form below and we shall be happy to secure that for you.
Alternatively you can contact us directly on the details at the bottom of this page with any questions you may have, or if you would like to request our fees list and further information.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Fairytale Forest Day Nursery
The Old Forge, Bury Road
Bury, Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1NL

01798 839004

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