Meet Our Lovely Team

Our team are key to everything we do at Pumpkin Pie.

There is a constant focus on training and development to ensure they continue to be the best they can be to teach and nurture your children.

We are proud to say that we have just been presented with our Millie’s Mark Award from the National Day Nurseries Association. (Find out more about Millie’s Mark on our News Page)

All of our staff are paediatric first aid trained and we currently have 16 members staff who hold a Level 3 (or higher) qualification in Childcare, 2 Qualified Teachers and 2 trained Forest School Leaders.

Lucy
LucyNursery Manager and Owner
Lucy is a qualified early years teacher and started out as a childminder in 2011 after having her daughter the year before. Pumpkin Pie was born soon after when she realised how much demand there was for quality childcare in the area. We have grown ever since!
Emily
EmilyDeputy Manager - Patch & Pre-School
Emily is currently on maternity leave and enjoying the “rest”!
Sophie
SophieActing Deputy Manager
Sophie has stepped up to the Deputy Manager position brilliantly whilst Emily is on maternity leave.
Pumpkin Pips

0 – 2’s Room

Ali
Ali
No one can match our dancing queen on the dancefloor – Ali rocks the Proud Mary solos at EVERY Christmas do!
Andrea
AndreaRoom Leader
Andrea is also known as Dora the Explorer as she loves to climb waterfalls in her spare time!
Nicola
Nicola
Nicola is our creative designer, always changing displays and making the nursery beautiful!
Emma
Emma
Emma lives on a farm and is our very own Springwatch Extraodinaire!
Alexandra
Alexandra
Alexandra has just joined us having worked previously with older pre-school children, but is excited to adapt her skills to the youngest of our Pumpkin Pips!
Ailsa
Ailsa
Ailsa is an identical twin and recently moved to Northumberland after growing up in Scotland.
Sophie
Sophie
Sophie is a master of knowing children’s routines and is also a lost property wizard!
Catie
Catie
Catie’s favourite part of the day is group time in the baby room and she is chief tea maker!
Pumpkin Patch

2 – 3’s Room

Kiera
KieraSenior Practitioner
Kiera is our top toilet trainer for the 2 year olds!
Victoria
Victoria
Our resident Karate Kid – Victoria holds a black belt in martial arts!
Hannah
Hannah
Hannah is a top photobook creator, taking time and effort to make lasting memories for our families.
Caitlin
Caitlin
Caitlin mainly works with our 2 year olds, but she also loves doing the school run with our older children, having lots of fun along the way.
Toni
Toni
Toni has recently joined our team and brings lots of experience of working with two year olds, we’re excited to have her onboard!
Rachel
Rachel
Rachel enjoys setting the Pumpkin Patch room up in the morning, thinking up fun and exciting activities for our 2 year olds to enjoy.
Pumpkin Pre-School

3 – 5’s Room

Laura
LauraSenior Practitioner
Laura is our top photographer, capturing special moments from our children’s days.
Lucy
Lucy Room Lead and Forest School Leader
Lucy loves to work with our older pre-schoolers, getting them outdoors exploring nature and making crafts with what they find.
Lucy
LucySENCO Lead
Lucy has an endless amount of enthusiasm and energy, always thinking up new and exciting activities for our pre-schoolers.
Bethy
Bethy
Bethy is one of the most positive people you will meet, always a smile on her face and never phased by a challenge!
Karl
KarlForest Leader
When Karl isn’t in nursery you will find him exploring the Lake District with his family. He loves getting kids outdoors teaching them woodwork and wild cooking skills!
Sarah
SarahOffice Manager
Sarah loves a challenge including designing and creating this new website!
John
JohnCaretaker
Our handyman extraordinaire, no job is too big for John, whether it’s building a brand new mezzanine, fixing the kitchen tap or making an outdoor classroom!
Cheryl
CherylCleaner and Cook
We don’t know what we’d do without Cheryl, keeping everyone fed, the nursery clean and always wearing a smile!