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 take the education and training of our team very seriously. Whilst the requirement within Early Years is for 50% of the full team to hold a relevant qualification at Level 3, we actively support our team in undertaking additional training and will support them in achieving this qualification if they join us without already holding it.

We are proud to say that we gained the Millie’s Mark Award from the National Day Nurseries Association (find out more about Millie’s Mark on our News Page) and all of our staff are paediatric first aid trained.

Lucy
LucyNursery Manager and Owner
Lucy is a Level 7 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!
Sophie
SophieDeputy Manager
Sophie is Level 3 qualified and is our Pumpkin Patch Room leader as well as the Deputy Manager. You will never see Sophie without a huge smile on her face!
Pumpkin Pips

0 – 2’s Room

Andrea
AndreaRoom Leader - Level 3 Qualified
Andrea has just returned from maternity leave, bringing a calm presence and smiling face as our Pips room leader.
Emma
EmmaSenior Practitioner and Acting Room Leader. Level 6 Qualified
Emma holds a degree in Childhood Studies. She lives on a farm and is our very own Springwatch Extraodinaire!
Alexandra
AlexandraSenior Practitioner - Studying for Level 3 Qualification
Alexandra previously worked with older pre-school children before joining Pumpkin Pie, but loves working with our smallest babies now.
Sophie
SophieLevel 3 Qualified
Sophie is a master of knowing children’s routines and is also a lost property wizard!
Ali
AliLevel 3 Qualified
No one can match our dancing queen on the dancefloor – Ali rocks the Proud Mary solos at EVERY Christmas do!
Nicola
NicolaLevel 3 Qualified, working towards Level 4
Nicola is our creative designer, always changing displays and making the nursery beautiful!
Caitlin
CaitlinLevel 3 Qualified, working towards Level 4
Caitlin mainly works with our babies, but she also loves doing the school run with our older children, having lots of fun along the way.
Sophie P
Sophie PLevel 4 Qualified
Sophie is our Bethy’s (pre-school) sister and has recently joined our baby room.
Julia
JuliaLevel 2 Qualified
Julia has just returned from maternity leave and it is lovely having her back with our Pumpkin Pips.
Kate
KateStudying for Level 3 Qualification
Kate is super creative and runs a home interiors business on the side of working at Pumpkin Pie!
Sharna
SharnaLevel 2 Qualified - Studying for Level 3
Sharna has just moved to Pips having worked in Pre-school for the past 9 months. In her spare time she loves to paddleboard and go hiking.
Alex
AlexHoliday Cover
Alex is currently studying for a degree in Nursing at University but she comes back to Pumpkin on her non-study days and in the holidays.
Liv
LivHoliday Cover
Liv joins us for the holidays as she is currently studying Psychology at University.
Pumpkin Patch

2 – 3’s Room

Kiera
KieraSenior Practitioner - Level 4 Qualified
Kiera is now on maternity leave, we look forward to her return in Spring 2022 with her little one!
Hannah
HannahSenior Practitioner- Studying for Level 3 Qualification
Hannah is a top photobook creator, taking time and effort to make lasting memories for our families.
Rachel
RachelSenior Practitioner - Level 3 Qualified
Rachel is now on maternity leave, we look forward to welcoming her back to nursery at the end of 2022.
Toni
ToniLevel 3 Qualified
Toni brings lots of experience of working with two year olds and enjoys being silly and making the children laugh!
Hanna
HannaStudying for Level 3 Qualification
Hanna brings a bundle of energy and enthusiasm to our Pumpkin Patch, having recently moved from our baby room.
Rachel
RachelLevel 3 Qualified
Rachel is now on maternity leave. We look forward to her return toward the end of the year.
Abbie
AbbieStudying for Level 3 Qualification
Abbie has always wanted to work with children and volunteered at various placements before starting at Pumpkin.
Catie
CatieLevel 3 Qualified
Catie has just moved from our Pumpkin Pips to the Patch, which is lovely as she has stayed with the same children through both rooms.
Victoria
VictoriaLevel 4 Qualified
Victoria holds a degree in Early Years Education and Practice and a black belt in karate!
Rebecca
RebeccaMaternity Cover
Rebecca has just joined our Pumpkin Patch having previously worked for a company forecasting lifestyle trends for babies and kids.
Sam
SamMaternity Cover
Sam has always wanted to work with children and she’s been a welcome addition to our Pumpkin Patch.
Pumpkin Pre-School

3 – 5’s Room

Lucy
Lucy Room Lead, Level 7 Qualified Teacher and Forest School Lead
Lucy loves to work with our older pre-schoolers, getting them outdoors exploring nature and making crafts with what they find.
Lucy
LucySENCO Lead - Level 3 Qualified
Lucy is now on maternity leave. We look forward to welcoming her back to nursery next year.
Katie
KatieSenior Practitioner
Katie has a lot of experience of working at Pumpkin Pie on and off over the past 7 years. We’re very pleased to have her back as a Senior Practitioner in pre-school.
Karl
KarlForest School Leader - Level 6 Qualified
Karl holds a degree in Working with Children and Families, as well as being a qualified Forest School Leader. He loves getting kids outdoors teaching them woodwork and wild cooking skills!
Laura
LauraSenior Practitioner - Level 6 Qualified
Laura holds a degree in Childhood Studies and is our top photographer, capturing special moments from our children’s days.
Bethy
BethyStudying for Level 3
Bethy has just returned from maternity leave and is very happy to be re-joining our Pre-school team.
Georgia
GeorgiaStudying for Level 3 Qualification
Georgia has just moved to Pre-school having worked with our babies for the past 9 months. She is looking forward to taking the children on outdoor adventures!
Sarah
SarahOffice Manager
Sarah loves a challenge and being busy, which is just as well when working at Pumpkin Pie. She is also happy to steal a baby cuddle every now and then!
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!