Are you returning to work?
Do you want a 5* childcare service?

Take a look at Little Pickles Nursery and Preschool.   

As parents, we have been in your position and understand the complex feelings and concerns that occur when faced with finding suitable childcare. So we have created an outstanding setting where you and your little one are assured of a warm welcome to our happy, loving and secure environment.

We believe that good quality care and education in a child's early years enhances their future life chances. We are proud to offer the highest standards of individual support from our professional staff to ensure your child will flourish and meet their full potential. 


What makes us special

A family run setting, treating each child as if they were our own 
Outstanding quality education and care in a modern, secure and purpose-built setting
Stimulating and nurturing environment filled with encouragement and challenge
Friendly team of highly qualified practitioners who are led by an exceptional manager with years of experience
A fun outdoor space designed to challenge children’s resilience and physical skills
Top of the range resources and equipment to support children’s learning
Exciting and unique experiences within the nursery and local community
Learning experiences based on the children’s individual needs and interests
Personalised ‘app’ to keep parents updated on developmental progress
Delicious, fresh and nutritious meals prepared on site by our fabulous cook developing healthy, happy children
Easy access in Callington with plenty of parking so great for commuters


Our Environment

Our team are knowledgeable and committed to fostering a nurturing and supportive environment in which your child will be encouraged from their first day with us until the day they are ready for ‘big school!’ They understand the importance of developing a physical and emotional environment where your child can develop confidently and safely when investigating for themselves. Children are encouraged to explore the awe and wonder that the world has to offer through the 7 areas of learning of the EYFS.


Red Room

0 to 2 years - our baby room

A room filled with love, cuddles and encouragement, where secure attachments are made and trusting relationships begin. An environment where your baby will follow their own individual routine, balance their need for emotional attachment, stimulation and opportunities to discover. Lots of singing and stories to develop their language and age appropriate, open ended resources to create sensory experiences. Your baby will be surrounded by gentle and caring practitioners that are responsive to how your baby learns and plays.

Yellow Room

2 to 5 years - toddlers and pre-schoolers

A room filled with challenge and friendships and where knowledge and understanding of the world deepens. Your child's language and vocabulary will develop and they will learn to deal with the big emotions that come along as they start to share and compromise. Mindful practitioners will scaffold and guide their thinking and development, as well as enhance learning with maths or literacy opportunities. Your child will grow in confidence and independence and have the self belief that they can succeed as a learner, just in time to start 'Reception.'

Outside Area

Come rain or shine!

Our outside area ensures that all children have the daily opportunity to learn about the world around them and allow them to take and manage their own risks, supported by practitioners who encourage resilience.


Individual and Unique

We believe that children thrive in an environment which values and respects their own uniqueness. All children are individual; they make progress at different rates and come to us with a variety of life experiences. Through a stimulating environment, we provide support and opportunities for your child to develop their skills and knowledge from their own starting points. To grow emotionally, socially, creatively and imaginatively - to develop their own personalities.  

By building on your child's strengths, interests and curiosities, we develop their confidence, self esteem and independence. We guide your child to explore the world by enhancing our environment through 'invitations to play,' allowing your child to have their own voice and lead their own learning. We enrich their experiences through a range of new and unique opportunities, such as Spanish, baking, yoga, dance, visitors to the setting and trips into the local community. We build your child's speaking and listening skills and develop reading, writing and maths in an informal way, allowing the children to have fun with letters and numbers. 

We believe it is important to focus on how children play and learn (not just what they learn,) to celebrate our different achievements and cultures as this leads to happy, active and excited learners.


Working Together

As parents, you are your child's first educator, and you know your child the best. We know and understand child development and the EYFS curriculum, and together we can support your child to achieve their potential. We work closely with parents by offering personalised handovers at the end of sessions informing you of what your child has enjoyed and learnt that day. We also use an online 'Learning Journal' so you can keep up to date with your child's leaning and development wherever you are.


Our Wonderful Nursery Family

Our team are our most valuable asset. They are skilled and passionate and they are not baby sitters! They are highly trained in their profession, having studied at college for at least 2 years. They are focused and inspirational and together strive to provide a 5* service for all our children and families, often going above and beyond. 

They are recruited for their kind and nurturing nature, ensuring your child is cared for in an understanding yet professional way. They are experts in guiding child development and are always on hand to support families and answer any questions.

We continually invest in our team through in house training opportunities or external training courses. It maintains their motivation, commitment and enjoyment and provides opportunities for them to develop their own skills, ensuring your child is given the best possible care and education.




Our approachable manager has 20 years experienced within this profession and has a degree in 'Teaching and Learning.' She leads her team with dedication and enthusiasm .

She is also our SENDco (for children with additional needs) and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

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I am overwhelmed by the continuity of kindness, patience and empathy the staff have shown. I feel so comfortable leaving him here, I couldn't ask for a better nursery.

H (age 2) mum

My son is really happy here and his speech and language has really come on recently. He enjoys nursery and always talks about his mornings. We've noticed such a huge positive change in him.

S (age 3) dad

I was so worried when I had to go back to work as my little one has never been left with anyone before, but the staff were great. They really reassured me and I could spend time in the room to ease the transition. My little one settled better than could have imagined and formed a lovely attachment to her key worker.

S (age 1) mum

I cant say enough about all the support you have given T. She has grown in confidence. She is so ready for school, she loves writing and knows her numbers. We are delighted that our daughters progress is in line with the EYFS

T (age 4)


Our Information

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm

51 weeks a year - closed between Christmas and New Year

We take children all year round or term time only (38 weeks)


We provide a flexible service to families with a variety of fee structures.

We have hourly rates

We accept government funding for 2 year olds

We deliver 30 hours of government funded childcare for 3&4 year olds


Contact Us

Granite Way, Callington. PL17 7SB

01579 382937


Little Pickles is a trading name of Coombe Valley Nursery (Callington) Ltd Registered in England and Wales No: 08846773 Registered Office: Granite Way, Callington, Devon. PL17 7SB