Inspired by the

        Reggio Emilia Approach

Pumpkin Patch Nurseries

Brighton - Preston Drove

Hove - New Church Road

Hove - Wish Park

Worthing - St. Botolph's Road

Worthing - Crescent Road

Steyning - Horsham Road

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Career opportunities with Pumpkin Patch Nurseries


New Church Road


Preston Drove


St.Botolph's Road


Wish Park


Crescent Road

Pumpkin Patch

Nursery & Forest School


Horsham Road

Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned company with six busy nurseries in Sussex.

We are very proud that all of our nurseries in Brighton and Hove achieved an Outstanding rating from Ofsted in 2023.

As we grow we are looking for Early Years professionals who share our passion for the Reggio Emilia and Scandinavian Forest School approaches to join the team.

All of our vacancies are advertised on Indeed however if you would like to speak to someone directly or request an application form, please contact:

Hayley Cooper, our HR Officer on 01903 236643 or


What we offer at Pumpkin Patch

Two-week Induction programme both in the room and with your mentor but also online with our Education Team to allow time to get to know our policies and practices

Flexible working with part-time hours available to help your work-life balance

Ongoing bonus scheme

Real Living Wage Employer

Christmas to New Year off every year

Yearly pay reviews

Long Service Awards

Paid breaks

Time out every six weeks for Lead Educators to meet with other Leads at other sites and have development time with our Pedagogistas who have been trained/worked in Reggio Emilia.

A dedicated Wellbeing Team to provide special events such as Wellbeing Week with Yoga and Arts & Crafts evenings.

Mental Health Reps to support you

International Trips to Reggio Emilia in Italy to learn about our ethos but also enjoy time out of the nursery, which is fully funded

Three Inset Days a year with workshops to develop your skills such as Digital Workshops, Fabrics Workshops, Mark Making Workshops

Evening classes available in the Arts to develop your skills (currently, we have a group attending Clay workshops, which are fully funded.)

Ability to work alongside artists in our Ateliers (Art Studios)

Forest School program at our dedicated site in Steyning

Staff events such as a Christmas Ball at the Hilton and

Summer BBQ

Fundraising events such as climbing the O2 or participating in The Brighton Colour Run to raise funds for a local hospice.

Ongoing training to help you achieve your goals includes Forest School Training, Beach School Training, Levels 4 and 5 and fully funded SEND training.

Coffee, snacks and drinks included in our cosy staff rooms

Free sanitary products in the staff toilets

Application Form

Current positions available

Worthing Nursery St Botolph's Road

Brighton Nursery

Hove Nursery

Hove Wish Park Nursery

Worthing Nursery Crescent Road

Steyning Nursery

Temporary Room Lead (Babies)

Temporary Room Lead (Kindergarten)

Senior Educator



Nursery Administrator



No Vancancies

Outdoor Lead


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'The provider invests in the staff team, building an inspirational

   place to work, where staff pursue their passion for the early years'

'There is an exceptional focus on staff's well-being and

      ensuring that staff feel valued and part of a team. Staff comment

    on how the nursery is a really lovely and happy place to work'

Osted 2023