Pear Tree Childcare

  • North Camp01252 523029
  • Pirbright01483 797554
  • Farnborough01252 912085
  • Totton023 8086 4894
  • Eling023 8086 6763

About Pear Tree Childcare

Our website reflects the ethos of our nurseries fun, caring, personal, yet with a professional approach. If you’ve visited any of our day nurseries, I’m sure you’ll agree what a homely, warm and friendly environment we have created.

We hope this website goes some way to reflect and recreate this “virtually” for all our online visitors.


Our first nursery was based in Pirbright. When we took over in 2004 it was in a bit of a sorry state, needless to say it was a baptism of fire and a steep learning curve.


We then came to Pear Tree Day Nursery in North Camp when the current owners decided it was time to retire to the South of France - Sue and Mike still keep in touch today as are very proud of their time at the helm and indeed it's constant development.


Pebbles Day Nursery arrived to us 2011 to complete the trio in the Farnborough / Pirbright area. All these three nurseries work closely with each other to share good practice and staff teams.


In November 2017 we took over our fourth nursery, this time on the south coast in Totton, renaming it Pinecones and offering a full refurbishment, refit and a new staff team. Lastly in April 2018 we acquired Stepping Stones Day Nursery in Eling, Southampton which is an Ofsted Outstanding setting - the staff team remaining unchanged and are working alongside us to develop all areas of the nursery.


We're very lucky to have an excellent staff team, led by our area manager Emily Suttling. Emily has been at the forefront of the recent group wide nursery renovations and expansions and is our Curiosity Champion. She makes sure all the children area nurtured and loved in their own nurseries while helping the managers develop the nurseries with loose parts, risky play and creating amazing learning environments.


Each manager has full control of day to day activities and are able to create their own staff teams, they've done an amazing job of getting the right together to care for your children.


Other notable people to mention are Marie Anderson, who heads up our head office and admin department and the Nursery Director Neil Dudman, who is always in and out of the settings making sure we're meeting the highest of standards!


Happy Staff are what we all strive for in the Pear Tree Childcare, we know that a happy settled staff team ensure that your child will be the same - In fact we even offer a Happiness Guarantee, allowing your child unlimited settling in sessions until they are completely happy and secure.


So, sit back, grab a cup of tea and have a good look around.


Neil Dudman

Emily Suttling

Nursery Director

Good Egg

Area Manager

Curious Champ






Pear Tree Day Nursery are are are without a doubt, the best nursery in he local area, if not the country. The children are loved, nurtured and developed within the family environment that the owners and staff have created. The love, care, and understanding of each and every as child as an individual is unique, and refreshing. The consistent environment, home cooked on site, well balanced, varied meals meals and snacks are amazing, and all children are encouraged to try new things, with even the fussiest eaters joining in, all the while learning and embracing new experiences, and gaining confidence in themselves as individuals. The level of knowledge and qualifications of all staff is second to none. My only criticism is, my my children had to Leave! Not only do Pear Tree care about their children, but they also care about about the families too. All are are invited and welcome to discuss their children's progress, and get involved with the various activities within the Nursery. I feel truly blessed to have been, part of something so special and and so unique, and to have been able to watch both of my children develop into the amazingly bright, confident, healthy children that they are today. I cannot thank Pear Tree enough, and would highly commend them (and regularly do) to any parent/care provider looking for something above and beyond the 'standard'!

Suzy W - May 2014 5 Stars