Who We Are

About our Nursery

Little Minds Nursery is a 56 place nursery and pre-school setting located in the heart of Tormarton village, within easy access to the A46 and junction 18 of the M4. Open 51 weeks of the year 8am – 6pm, we offer care and early years education to children aged 11 months to 5 years. We have two playrooms; a dedicated room for toddlers aged up to two and a half and use of the main Hall for our pre school room for those aged 2 and a half to 5 years which provides plenty of room to move around whilst still have cosy corners to sit and chat with friends.

In our outside area your child will enjoy exploring wildlife and cooking in the mud kitchen!

With trips to the neighbouring farm and walks around the picturesque village, the outdoors is an important part of the nursery experience at Tormarton.

We explore the local forest and farms during our Mini Explorer sessions while introducing children to dance with ‘Valerie’s Dance Studio’ for children aged 3 and over alongside physical activity sessions that take place for all ages.

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Meet the team

Laura Lee  NVQ Level 3 / NVQ Level 4 Management

Little Minds Nursery is owned and managed by Laura Lee. 

Laura has been working within this setting since 2017 where she was the Manager of Pumpkins (previous name of Nursery). In 2021 Laura was promoted to Area Manager of the chain of Pumpkins Nursery but returned to Pumpkins Tormarton to resume her role as Manager, as this was the Nursery in which her true passion grew in 2022 when the previous owner made the decision to retire.

Laura started her career in childcare in 2000 and has successfully opened two Natural Choice Nurseries sites as a Nursery & Area Manager. 

Laura is a hands-on manager / owner who will be very present within the Nursery. She is our technical expert and in charge of e-safety. Laura lives in Little Stoke with her husband and three boys, Tyler, Kobe and Dexter. She is very attuned to the needs of boys and has bags of experience in engaging and challenging them.

 

Marie Cason  NVQ Level 3 Childcare / NVQ Level 3 Management

Marie Cason joined Pumpkins in 2014, taking on the role of Manager at Pumpkins Badminton in September 2020. She has now joined the team at Little Minds Nursery as Laura’s Assistant Manager, bringing her skills and experience to lead our toddler care in this setting.

Marie and Laura work very closely and Marie can always be talked to if Laura is not available.

Marie has obtained her Cache Level 3 award for Special Educational Needs coordinators in early years setting in Sept 2023 and is the SENDco within the setting.

Prior to these leadership roles, Marie was our Deputy Manager at our Tormarton Pumpkins nursery alongside Laura, where she also led the Toddler Room for many years. Marie also led the provision of care for Key Worker children for all three of our nurseries throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Spring/Summer of 2020.

Marie holds a Level 3 Qualification in Childcare and also a Level 3 in Management and lives with her family in Yate. Marie has a grown up daughter, Gemma who has followed in her mother’s footsteps and is a qualified practitioner at another local Nursery.

 

Opening times

Our nursery and preschool is open:

8am – 6pm

51 weeks a year.

Contact info

Where to find us

Little Minds Nursery

Tomarton

Tomarton Village Hall

High Street

Tormarton

GL91HU