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.
|Last Updated: 31/03/2018|
- Childcare from £30.00 per morning
- Childcare from £30.00 per afternoon
- Childcare from £46.20 per day
We offer a range of sessions and times to suit you. From £28.50 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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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 anita 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 anita 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!
Our son has been at Pumpkin Patch for just over a year and our experience has been brilliant. The nursery staff are lovely, many are very experienced and they always make time to feedback thoroughly. The settling and transition processes are exceptional in that they are very child focused and allow plenty of time, which is particularly helpful if you have a child who takes a bit of extra time to adjust. We needed to put our son in nursery because we needed childcare but a year in he has got so much out of it beyond it meeting the childcare need for us. He has had the chance to try lots of new things including different activities like music and Spanish as well as having a lot of fun with messy play and in the lovely garden. Above all and most tellingly he loves going to nursery.
Response by anita on 13/03/2017:
Hi Caroline, thank-you for the lovely review.
My two children have both attended Pumpkin Patch on Preston Drove. My eldest from 3 and my middle from 18 months. My youngest will be joining in September at 10 months. We've experienced all the stages from the baby room (Poppets) right through to the Kindergarten. All stages have been excellent with fantastic opportunities such as watching chicks hatch and collecting eggs once they're fully grown to yoga, music classes, Spanish and forest school. They even have a dedicated Ateiler. The outside space is excellent- the best I've seen in the area (and we visited lots!) and perfect for busy 2 year olds who can't stay still! Kindergarten really prepares them for reception as they work on all areas linking to the reception curriculum but also do a lot of work getting the children emotionally prepared with strong links to most of the primary schools and regular visits. Meals are fresh and varied and the staff always have time to answer questions. I love the parent online diaries so I can see what they're up to whilst I'm at work. Anita and the team are very flexible with hours as well and always try to accommodate any last minute changes you have (they were even on standby to have my son whilst I was expecting to go into labour with my 3rd!) Would definitely recommended to other parents.
Response by anita on 31/03/2018:
Hi Cassie, Sorry for the delay and thank-you for the lovely review, really looking forward to your little lady starting with us next month.
My daughter joined the nursery December last year and must say they were really supportive as a first time Mum returning to work I found it very difficult leaving my daughter, but they made it easy for me and they offer an amazing settling in period which really helped. All the staff are lovely and my daughter likes them all and will go to anyone.. This really reassures me. My daughter loves the nursery and would really recommend to anyone.
Response by anita on 26/10/2015:
Thank-you for such a lovely review. I'm glad that you have found our nursery to be welcoming and the staff supportive. It is lovely having you at Pumpkin Patch. Thanks again
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