We are an inspirational full service nursery offering you and your child the very best care. We have a large enclosed garden with a dedicated outside leader who tailors outdoor learning to your child's interests. We have an art studio where children can share creative projects with our Artist in residence. We offer a wide range of additional classes and services including Spanish, Forest School, Yoga, Tennis, Music Mike and lots more. Our amazing staff team will ensure you are fully informed and included in your child's unique learning journey as they explore through wonder and a creative approach to learning and fun.
Our staff team are extremely passionate and highly qualified, loving and nurturing. Anita, the owner, has a degree in early childhood and works alongside her management team, offering support, leadership, and ongoing training. Anita opened Pumpkin Patch 20 years ago and is still just as passionate about providing the very best for each child and family. Seeking inspiration from settings around the UK, Italy and Sweden.
We also offer an after-school collection from Balfour school for years R-2.
We also have nurseries in Hove and Worthing offering the same services.
|Last Updated: 08/10/2019|
- Childcare from £33.00 per morning
- Childcare from £33.00 per afternoon
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We offer a range of sessions and times to suit you. From £31.50 per half day including home cooked, nutritional meals made by our own chef.
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- Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Brighton 2017 (added 14/07/2017)
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My son started Pumpkin Patch at 2 years after his previous nursery had to close, we were incredibly anxious about the transition as he was overly sensitive to change and incredibly shy - we needn't have been. The team at Pumpkin Patch, led by Anita, are professional, incredibly supportive and clearly love what they do. My not-so-little boy will start school in September and he is very ready thanks to this wonderful nursery and the care and encouragement he has received. I should also mention it's a lovely, clean, well kept space with a wonderful large outdoor area!
Response by Pumpkin Patch on 25/06/2019:
Hi Lorna, That is so lovely, thank-you for taking the time to leave a review.
I can't believe he's off to school, we will miss him and you all very much, but he is ready and I'm sure he will love big school!
I'm so totally impressed by Pumpkin Patch nursery, Brighton. I felt so completely comfortable at this nursery from the moment I gave them a call.
All the staff care about each child. The ethos is focused on creativity and imagination, learning and communication. It's a very wonderful find.
My son loves it so much, as do I. We have found the staff to be nothing but caring, flexible, kind and attentive. My son loves his keyworkers so much, stating that they are kind, smiley, fun people.
My child is entranced and enthralled by a worker teaching him to use numbers or cooking or mark making, he talks about nursery for days after every session.
I cannot recommend Pumpkin Patch nursery enough.
Response by Pumpkin Patch on 25/06/2019:
Thank-you for such a lovely review, we love having him in pre-school, he's so much fun, has so many friends and loves taking part in everything!
The alternative vibe of the nursery is just gold and a complete stand out. Whilst the younger girls can understandably lack the maturity and experience required for parental rapport in these settings, the maturer, laid back staff such as Ella and John who also have their own children, which brings a valuable empathic element to parental rapport, absolutely make the vibe of this nursery what it is, and they both would make fantastic supervisors. These two totally 'get' kids, which as a parent is all you really want. Lovely people, cannot recommend enough.
This is the most flexible nursery I have come across, and they demonstrate an absolute genuine care for the children. You can instantly tell during the settling in sessions that their concern is the child not profits. Settling in policy is also outstanding and completely guided by the parent and child's needs. Couldn't be more perfect in this regard. So refreshing!
Response by Pumpkin Patch on 25/06/2019:
Thank-you for the lovely review, I will pass your comments onto the team. Ella and John are fantastic, completely agree!
It was really hard to choose a nursery for our 4 months old baby when we moved to Brighton. We needed a lot of flexibility with the sessions but also we needed to be sure that our son would receive the greatest care ! Anita arranged the sessions to suit our schedules at work which really helped and all the staff welcomed Sohan so warmly we were really happy to have made this decision ! It's been over 8 months now and Sohan's been enjoying going to Pumpkin Patch, he gets to listen to Spanish songs there, to go and see the hens in the garden, he gets lots of cuddles and encouragement in his growing steps everyday. We get some feedback everyday we feel listened to and get some advice whenever asked for. Pumpkin Patch has been the best support we could have had with our little one !
Response by Pumpkin Patch on 10/04/2017:
Thank-you for such a lovely review. Your little man is such a pleasure to have at nursery watching him grow and learn and develop into such a gorgeous little boy. Thank-you!
My oldest son loved the nursery, he learnt about confidence, about sharing, about animals and nature. He loves books and that was the area where he would get to when we dropped him off in the morning, and with time he got more confident and more secure to engage in the other activities they were doing. When he left (almost five) he could write his name and many numbers 1 to 10. He could also count in Spanish and say some basic Spanish words. He was happy there, very happy. Excited about forest school, about the chicks they had in the garden, about the visit from the Booth museum. He did also two short courses of tennis lessons. It's definitely the place where my son could explore lots and lots of areas. I always received feedbacks and what I also really appreciated was the book Anita gave me at the end of the year. Full of pictures and notes and happy moments. What I think is that the staff encourage the children to learn through play, and that's great. Their mind is always questioning things.
My youngest son is there now, in pre-school. He started at two, and it was hard at first, for him and for me. He was not used to be without his mummy, not at all. But day by day it got better, I knew it would take some time. He received lots of cuddles and reassurance. He's at nursery two mornings a week and I'm happy to see him there, to leave him there, playing and learning and having fun.
I'm confident Anita and the other will do they best to help his phisical and emotional and social development.
Response by Pumpkin Patch on 15/03/2017:
Thank-you Mara for the lovely review. You have 2 very gorgeous boys and we are very lucky to have them at our nursery!
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