Greenway Nursery

Promoting the Joy of Learning


Greenway Nursery is one of three nurseries run by The Fellowship St Nicholas. It is a 42-place Ofsted registered nursery with a rating of Good. It’s situated in Hastings Town Centre. Greenway has been open since 2007 and offers high quality care and education for young children aged birth to 5 years. It is open for 49 weeks of the year. Greenways opening hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).  

The children who attend our nursery come from a wide area of Hastings, St Leonards and Ore and we have a diverse multicultural mix of families who attend the setting.  This helps us to celebrate and look at a wide range of languages, cultures, and festivals.
In the Baby room (0-2 years) we focus on the three prime areas, Personal Social and Emotional, Communication and Language and Physical Development. This is to support babies to get the best start in their development. We have a large spacious baby room where the babies can explore and learn . 
In our Toddler & Preschool room (2 years - 5 years) we use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework to decide what we intend the children to learn.  We implement a play-based learning curriculum which means that we recognise the natural ways in which children learn about the world, and through children’s play.
Our practitioners teach children the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for school at the age of 5. We use some of the language in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to help us to think about the different areas of child development, and we use the Development Matters guidance in our activity planning to ensure that activities are age and stage appropriate. This approach supports children with their development.  We ensure we look at each child’s development, differentiating the planning of daily activities, so that all children in the setting can take part in the same activities and not feel left out.  

Introducing Phonics
We introduce phase 1 phonics and the first six letter sounds of the alphabet - s,a,t,i,p,n. The children also look at sounds in our environment, instrumental sounds, body percussion (e.g.. clapping and stamping), rhythm & rhyme and voice sounds.


The HALO Excellence Award:
Greenway nursery has been taking part in the Healthy Active Little Ones (HALO) programme and had the opportunity to apply for the Halo Excellence awards. As an Early year setting, we have been supporting the health and wellbeing of children, families and staff who attend our nursery.

I'm pleased to announce that we have Achieved the Halo Excellence award.

We have been recognised for our continued improvement and the embedding of best practice across a range of health and wellbeing areas, such as healthy eating, physical activities, oral health, children's well-being, independence, self-care, immunisations, speech, language and communication, and adult well -being. Staff took part in various training sessions and we were also chosen for a case study on speech, language & communication.

We will also be featured in the HALO Newsletter as one of the lucky settings who are the first to gain the recognition of this award.
Please see below comments from the HALO awards panel:
"The amount of work put into this programme through such a difficult time has been absolutely fantastic. As a setting Greenway Nursery have demonstrated a real drive to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of the children in their care and have worked well with parents, sharing information and upskilling knowledge."



FSN is delighted to say that Greenway Nursery was graded Good by Ofsted following an inspection in May 2022. The inspector said; Children thoroughly enjoy their time at this welcoming and spacious nursery. The setting has an exciting view of the town....Children's learning is thoroughly planned and experiences for children are ambitious.

Read our 2022 Ofsted Report         

Early Years Privacy Notice link
Special Needs and Disability Local Offer link
HALO Excellence Award Certificate

Contact Us
Address: Greenway Nursery, Hastings Town Children's Centre, Waterworks Road, Hastings, TN34 1RT
Tel: 01424 438660  email: or complete our Nursery Place Enquiry Form

Volunteering in Early Years in Nursery settings
Nursery volunteers have opportunities to help with children’s play and learning, at mealtimes and with housekeeping.  You might want to volunteer once a week, or several sessions a week.
Click here to find out how to volunteer at Greenways 



Get In Touch

Greenway Nursery, Waterworks Road, Hastings TN34 1RT Tel: 01424 438660 



We love to play outside. Also painting and playing in the play kitchen. The sessions have helped my child come out of their shell.

- PACT Parent Voice

Babies have freedom to play and explore. The sessions get us out and about.

- PACT Parent Voice

The girls had a lovely time and were able to try a variety of activities.

- FSN Family Fun Day Attendee

It has brought me out of my shell. It has made me feel really valued as a person and part of a team. I'm more fulfilled in life.

- FSN Volunteer

It's made a big difference. My confidence and self-esteem have improved. I've made lots of friends - especially with other volunteers. (Taken from the 2022 volunteer survey)

- FSN Volunteer