Locks Heath Nursery

39 Locks Road, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 6NS

History

PiXieS opened it’s doors in 1996 by the owner Marina. “After working in the childcare sector in Exeter my home town, I soon realised that this was an opportunity to provide quality care to young children but more importantly supporting children in those vital early learning experiences.  I set out to find the perfect environment to set up my very own nursery.  I then came across a beautiful building in the heart of Locks Heath which was being used as a toy museum.  I fell in love with the homely feel to the building and knew this would be the right place to start my dream.

Over the years I have been lucky enough to have continued support from long standing staff who in my retirement will continue in the PiXieS ethos. In the, meantime I continue to dream of further supporting children with additional needs by offering them childhood experiences within the setting.”

PiXieS operate from 3 rooms – babies, 2-3’s, and preschool and have recently branched out to offer a sessional preschool and our very own Pb’s School’s Out Club – offering breakfast, after school club and holiday club for school children up to the age of 8 years old.

We are open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 18:00, 51 weeks of the year except bank holidays and Christmas.

We have a large garden which has been significantly landscaped to provide an enchanting outside area for all age groups to enjoy. Following recent developments this now includes a mud kitchen, growing area, and a variety of enticing activities to encourage all areas of the children’s development.

We have a rigorous recruitment policy to ensure all staff are vetted and are suitable to work with children. Our settings are committed to ongoing training to ensure all practioners are aware of health and safety policies and safeguarding matters. (We have a designated Safeguarding officer who is fully trained in this area.)

We have a dedicated area manger who over sees the running of both nurseries. She is a long standing member of staff who has gone through all the ranks here at pixies and is a working mummy too.

Kerri Weeks
Area manager
Joined in 1997

Our manager and deputy manager are always on hand to support you, and will work with you to make yours and your child’s nursery experience personal to you.

Lucy Cox
Nursery manager
Joined in 2008
Ba Hons

Julia Cockwill
Deputy Manager
Joined in 2011
Level 3