Gooseberry Bush Day Nursery

The First Neighbourhood Day Nursery in Cornwall!

Founded by Gill Smith on September 23rd, 1991, our setting started in a room at Camborne School and Community College. We were registered for 22 children. Two years later, we expanded our space and were registered for 50 children.

Today we have 166 children and 40 members of staff.

Our staff are Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Teachers, Qualified Nursery Nurses and other carers working towards their NVQ Level II and Level III in Childcare and Education – this is so we can ensure the highest quality of care possible!

Staff support children during their time at our setting by offering activities and games to play, books to read, and songs to sing. Staff also give daily feedback to parents and carers on what their child has been doing. Parents can view their child’s progress on ClassDojo, an app used by our setting to keep parents up-to-date.

In 1998 the school was full to capacity and needed the rooms the nursery occupied, so we had to look for a new home.

After many enquiries and much work we received funding from N.R.F, S.R.B, D.F.E.S & Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative to build a new purpose built nursery on the site of Rosemellin Community Primary School.