"I started working for Little Orchard in November 2020. Although new to the nursery, I have developed over 10 years worth of experience in the early years settings, from nurseries, schools and childminding.
I love seeing the children develop and meeting milestones, every milestone is a huge achievement and I love being a part of their journey. Sparkwell is a lovely setting with plenty of outdoor space as well as indoors. The Orchard is my favourite garden, particularly in the spring when we do our planting activities.
The team at Sparkwell are fantastic and have brilliant relationships with the children and their families, they are well known within the local area and the children thrive when they are in their company. I am so proud of my team and their commitment to supporting the children and families and working together to get the best outcomes for the children within our care."
Charlotte Newman, Setting Manager
Little Orchard Sparkwell Montessori is a day nursery providing early years education in a rural, village location on the outskirts of Plympton, Plymouth and conveniently situated just five minutes from the A38.
The nursery setting is divided into areas by low level shelving and safety gates so it has a real family feel. Older children can go to younger areas, so that siblings and friends can be with each other if they wish to; and should the children want to rest they can curl up in one of our cosy nests for sleeping.
As Sparkwell is open from 8am - 6pm we offer the children breakfast, a two course hot lunch produced by a qualified chef, high tea and snacks. Children are also welcome to bring their own food from home. For more information on our food click here.
Our beautiful outside facilities include a large covered decked area for free outside access; a mini orchard for planting and a grassed area backing onto a field which has horses and sometimes deer for the children to watch. There are always lots of birds and wild rabbits for the children to discover and in the village there is a woodland walk and recreational field which we use.
Due to our large catchment area children attending Sparkwell move on to a variety of primary schools in Plymouth an Devon. In the village we work closely with Sparkwell school sharing expertise, training and resources.
Little Orchard Sparkwell was accredited by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB) in 2014 and achieved a 'good' grade in it's Ofsted assessment.