Nurturing a Natural Passion for Childcare...

We are Rose Cottage, a beautiful day nursery set in the heart of mid-Sussex.

Nestled between Haywards Heath and Balcombe, with great access from the A23 we offer full day care positions from the ages of 6 months all the way to school age.

We are an independent, family owned and family run setting with a woodland theme encouraging learning inspired by nature and the environment, and we are fortunate to boast an extensive garden with a wonderful woodland walk to complement this theme.

We have a high staff-to-child ratio, and key staff member system to ensure that as a parent, you receive the best possible feedback on your child’s behaviours and learning progress so that you can be assured that your child is receiving the best possible care and attention.

This website can only offer a glimpse of the welcoming, fun, and inspirational environment we create so please get in touch to find out more…

Discover a bit more about us...


The Nursery

Find out more about the Nursery and our rooms.

Our Ethos

We are passionate in ensuring that Rose Cottage is the perfect environment for your child. Click above to read our ethos.


Some of our favourite pictures from Rose Cottage.

Hear what our parents have to say...

You have created the most beautiful setting. Every little detail makes Rose Cottage a wonderful place. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rose Cottage to anyone.

Card, July 2016


Hi, hope you’re both well. [Our Son] is loving his nursery days, he literally almost leaps out of my arms when he sees where we are!

Email, May 2016


My boys have been there since they opened, it's a fantastic nursery, the care is top notch, staff are wonderful. I cannot praise it highly enough. X

Facebook, May 2016


I can’t tell you how happy and relaxed we are knowing [Our Daughter] is in the Rose Cottage Nursery! She is in the best place where she can be apart from being with family 😉

Email, April 2016


My two year old started there in January and she absolutely loves it too! Staff are so friendly, always doing such lovely things with the children and the setting itself is beautiful! Wonderful nursery! X

Facebook, May 2016


Finally, I would like to thank you and your staff for the best possible introduction sessions. [Our Daughter] is notoriously clingy and I am surprised and thrilled that at every session she has been happy and settled so quickly. Obviously this is entirely down to you and your staff and I could not be happier with our choice of nursery.

Email, July 2016


My son had his first day there today and he loved it and was so happy when I picked him up can't be more thankful that I have finally found such a lovely place with lovely staff.

Facebook, May 2016


Nicola and her family honestly made our day on Sunday. I'm originally from Hungary, I have visited a few private nursery there as well, but never ever seen anything like this. I had to call my family and tell them all about it, because I really think you have done something amazing and special! Also very nice to meet someone who is so passionate about what she does.

Google Review, October 2015


We feel [Our Daughter] is so lucky to have such an amazing start to her life with you all. You are all like extended family and it is so apparent that you all care for her so much.

Email, June 2016