Our mission is to set a new standard in the style and quality of
childcare through safe, caring and stimulating environments with
carers and teachers who actively encourage creativity,
learning and play.
When my oldest daughter Amy, then aged 2, started at our local Montessori Nursery,
I was witness to an extraordinary transformation; within weeks she was flourishing
in terms of her confidence, self-esteem and happiness.
It was an experience that made a huge impression on me and, years later,
prompted a long period of retraining and chasing the dream of setting up my own
nursery with my wife, Shirley.
The Pelican Nursery opened its doors in 2007 to two eager toddlers and has grown
to the point where we now have over ninety children across our two sites. Over the years we have
worked with the children of hundreds of local families and had the wonderful opportunity
to share with their parents both the joy and the challenges that babies and pre-schoolers bring.
We’re a family run firm and that aspect is very important to us.
And family is also the reason behind our name. In mythology the pelican is one of the most protective birds.
It also features in our own family iconography: our crest is a mother Pelican protecting
and nurturing her young.
The staff team are key to the success of what we do. From the beginning, we’ve believed that
the quality of our staff enables us to be the type and style of nursery we imagined from the beginning.
We have a highly qualified team and work hard to ensure that the different personalities and skills
of all those who work here blend to create a safe, happy and stimulating environment
where children can thrive.
We hope to welcome you to the Pelican family.