We moved to Brighton last November from North London and Pumpkin Patch was recommended to us by 2 Brighton friends.
We visited 4 nurseries in the area all in the same day(!) of which Pumpkin Patch was the last. As Toby would only be at nursery a year ( he was almost 4 when we moved) and he was a bit reluctant about the move I decided to let him choose which nursery he liked the most.
After a long hot and tiring day we finally arrived at Pumpkin Patch and Toby loved it straight away, he was so happy playing that I was able to go and talk in the office while he played next door!
Luckily Toby and I both agreed it was our favourite place, he instantly liked it and I felt really happy with the amount of space, the kind and caring manner of the carers and particularly that they offered a kindergarten class for children going to school in the next year.
Toby was really ready for more of a challenge and has loved the kindergarten sessions and learnt so much that I feel he is in a really good place to start school in September.
I'm really happy to say that all my expectations have been met and exceeded, everyone spent a lot of time to make sure Toby settled in well and within a short time of starting he was really settled and enjoying it. He loves the nursery and they do some wonderful things with the children from school nativity play to arts and craft projects there is always something new happening that he is talking about. We have also met some lovely parents through play dates and it has really helped us all settle into our new home.