A vital stage for all of our children as they move towards their transition to school.
I started as a childminder as I couldn’t find childcare that fitted with my job, my life and most importantly my family. We opened our first nursery in 2015 and cater for children from birth upwards. Our passion to provide high quality care and early years education is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to experience our happy, loving environment...... Lucy x
We have great links with our school and often share resources and experiences to help the development and transition of children within our care.
Our Fantastic Team
We are currently a team of twenty five. Lucy is a qualified early years teacher, Laura holds a degree in Childhood Studies and both Emily's are currently completing their Childhood Studies degrees. Nineteen of the team also hold level 3 (or above) qualifications in childcare. All of our team have full safeguarding and food hygiene training, with all childcare staff being fully trained or working towards their paediatric first aid certification.
Being passionate about childcare and providing a safe and loving environment is also a prerequisite for all members of staff.
We like to think that the children in our care are happy - there is always a lot of love and laughter throughout the nursery.
It's always nice to hear from parents, though, and here are a few comments that we have received recently.
My children attended Pumpkin Pie from 2011 until 2017 and when they left, there were tears (not only from the kids, but from Lucy too!). They absolutely loved every minute of PP and we cannot speak highly enough of Lucy and the team.
Our 2 children have been with Pumpkin Pie since they were 4 months old and it’s one of the best decisions we have made. Both kids adore the staff and happily skip off without a backward glance, what more can you ask for than knowing they’re having fun, being well looked after and developing into well rounded sociable children. This is all thanks to Lucy and her amazing team and we cannot recommend Pumpkin Pie highly enough!
Pumpkin Pie is less like a nursery and more like a family of enthusiastic and caring ladies who just love their job. The staff truly make Pumpkin Pie into something special. Our boys (3 and 1) just love being there, they are happy and content and have so much fun. I love picking them up and seeing their beaming faces and hearing about all the exciting things they have been up to that day. I wouldn’t send my children anywhere else!
My daughter started pumpkin pie when she was just 9 months old. She’s now 7, and over the years, has received so much love, care, and friendship, has been kept busy and nurtured, and has been part of a family environment at pumpkin pie. We never once felt guilt dropping her off while rushing off to work, as it always felt like dropping her to an aunties house rather than a daycare. The support and feedback you get from pp about your child is second to none, and the personal attention that each child receives is such an important part of the ethos at the nursery. We have loved pp over the years, and feel like they’ve helped to shape our daughter into the wonderful, confident and content little lady that she is today.
Ruby has been at pumpkin pie for 3 years and loves it. Ruby loves playing outdoors and pumpkin pie spend a lot of time outside with the children going for walks to feed the ducks and playing in the garden. She is very happy at pumpkin pie and will miss it when she starts school in September. All the staff are very friendly and I feel ruby is safe when she is there