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!
Sophie
SophieDeputy Manager
Sophie has recently been promoted to the permanent position of Deputy Manager, as well as being the 2’s lead. She’s doing a brilliant job and we are very lucky to have her!
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!
Emma
EmmaSenior Practitioner
Emma lives on a farm and is our very own Springwatch Extraodinaire!
Alexandra
Alexandra
Alexandra previously worked with older pre-school children, but now loves adapting her skills whilst working with the youngest of our Pumpkin Pips!
Sophie
Sophie
Sophie is a master of knowing children’s routines and is also a lost property wizard!
Caitlin
Caitlin
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.
Nicola
Nicola
Nicola is our creative designer, always changing displays and making the nursery beautiful!
Catie
Catie
Catie’s favourite part of the day is group time in the baby room and she is chief tea maker!
Hanna
Hanna
Hanna is our newest recruit to the Pumpkin Pips and has taken to the role like a duck to water!
Kate
Kate
Kate is super creative and runs a home interiors business on the side of working at Pumpkin Pie!
Alex
Alex
Alex is in her final year of school but comes into Pumpkin in the holidays to give us an extra hand!
Liv
Liv
Liv has just completed her A-Levels and is joining us for the Summer before she heads off to University to study Psychology in September.
Pumpkin Patch

2 – 3’s Room

Kiera
KieraSenior Practitioner
Kiera is our top toilet trainer for the 2 year olds!
Lauren
Lauren
Lauren has just joined our Pumpkin Patch and loves to create messy activities for the 2 year olds!
Hannah
Hannah
Hannah is a top photobook creator, taking time and effort to make lasting memories for our families.
Toni
Toni
Toni brings lots of experience of working with two year olds and enjoys being silly and making the children laugh!
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.
Abbie
Abbie
Abbie has always wanted to work with children and volunteered at various placements before starting at Pumpkin.
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!
Rachel
Rachel
Rachel is born and bred in Felton and we’re so pleased to now have her as part of the pre-school team!
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!