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At The Mulberry Bush, our core values of caring, creative, curious and courage help to develop highly motivated and successful young learners. We have been rated by Ofsted to be an outstanding early years provider across all areas, which highlighted us as a nursery where “all children make outstanding progress.”

Our nursery and pre-school is a home from home, providing superior care for children aged 6 months to four years in “a very tranquil and welcoming atmosphere where children…are extremely happy and content” (Ofsted 2018). Based at Casterton, Sedbergh Preparatory School, the facility offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for your child to choose from. There is easy parent parking for drop offs and pick-ups, flexible hours, home-cooked food, extensive grounds and all-weather outdoor play areas in a spacious, safe environment with the highest standard of professional care.

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Our Ethos

We are proud of our key ethos ‘to place children at the heart of everything we do,’ which results in highly individualised learning experiences for every child in our care. Our staff have high expectations of what every child can achieve and these help to give them “a supreme start in life.” (Ofsted 2018)

The Mulberry Bush provides a unique selection of opportunities, alongside state of the art equipment, found within a secure environment. At the start of term you and your child will be introduced to your designated key worker from the nursery team. This essential link enables us to create a strong relationship with you and your child to enhance their development whilst at nursery.

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Our Aims & Objectives


Our core values of caring, creative, curious and courage help children to adopt positive attitudes towards themselves and others. These are evident throughout The Mulberry Bush, from the day to day operations to the innovative learning opportunities available.



We aim to provide an exciting, stimulating, secure and loving environment, which promotes development and learning through enjoyment. Our dedicated team work in partnership with parents to ensure every child feels comfortable and at home.


The Mulberry Bush team help children to develop skills that will support them throughout their life, encouraging them to flourish as they experience variety and ensuring a seamless transition on to school.

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Our Team


Manager – BSc(Hons) – Education Qualified Teacher Status-QTS Early Years Professional Status-EYPS


Babies and Toddlers Leader – Foundation Degree Children Young People and their Service

Chloe Dean

Toddler Room Leader – BTec National Diploma in Childcare, learning and Development

Alison Sykes

Nursery Practitioner- Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Diane Lawson

Nursery Practitioners – BTec National Diploma in Childcare, learning and Development

Amy Lowther

Baby Room Leader – Level 3 BTEC National Award Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Holly Franklin

Baby Room Practitioner – Level 3 BTEC National Award Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Isobel Woodhouse

Preschool Room Leader – Bsc Hons Early Years Education with QTS

Helon Griffiths

Toddler Room Leader – CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB)

Wendy Barker

Nursery Practitioner – BEd Hons

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