Pumpkin Patch Nurseries
& Forest School
excellence in childcare
Our values and principles
To provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment
To work together with parents and the community to enhance
the development and the education of all children
To work within a framework which ensures equality of
opportunity for all children
To work together with parents, children, nursery SENCO and outside agencies to ensure that any special educational needs
are met within the framework of the nursery
To recognise the diversity of families and endeavour to meet
their individual needs, within the constraints of the nursery setting.
We will achieve this by offering
A specially tailored curriculum designed to meet the approved early years foundation curriculum learning goals as set out in the DFES Guidance for the Years Foundation Stage.
An environment and experiences which follow the principles of the
Individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio
Fun and friendship with children and other adults.
The support of a personal key worker.
Opportunities for you and your family to be directly involved in the
A nursery environment that meets if not exceeds the standards
Ongoing evaluation and monitoring of equality of opportunity for all
Regular evaluation and improvement upon our current practices
by taking part in quality assurance programmes
such as QUILT or EMAS
We are committed to child development and we’ve drawn inspiration from the Italian 'Reggio Emilia' approach as well as the Scandinavian 'Forest Schools.' We’ve travelled and studied in both Italy and Sweden to explore how these world renowned approaches can challenge what we offer and develop Pumpkin Patch's outstanding practice.
Anita O’Hara BA Hons
Owner Pumpkin Patch Nurseries
Anita is also the Nursery
Pumpkin Patch which was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017.