Exeter City Centre!

“Preparing children for what comes next”

Our nursery is situated within Keble House at the heart of Southernhay businesses. The City Centre location caters for families from a wide catchment area and, with its designated drop off/collection parking zone and pushchair store, it is ideal for parents to access on foot, by public transport or by car.

Our open plan nursery boasts spacious, flexible areas for all children between the ages of 0-5 years to play, learn and explore. Each age group has their own individual area and our transparent partitions throughout the building contribute to making the transitions between rooms a smooth process for the children.

The children’s play and learning continues outside in our outdoor play area, and our city centre location provides an ideal opportunity for the children to regularly experience a variety of trips and outings helping them to gain an understanding about our local community and the world around us. Popular destinations include: local parks, Exeter Cathedral, the museum, library, the quayside, local transport stations and many more.

The setting is managed by Sasha Scott who has been with Puffins since 2018, alongside her deputy Chloe who has been with Puffins since 2014. Sasha holds Level 3 in Early Years Education and Level 3 Learning Mentor. Chloe holds Level 3 in Early Years Education and is currently working towards Level 5 Lead Practitioner. The team were tremendously proud of achieving their Good across all areas in their last Ofsted inspection and continually strive to maintain this high standard.

If you are interested in visiting Puffins in the City to see what we are all about, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US

We look forward to meeting you!


My son attends Puffins 5 days a week, he’s always happy there and learning new experiences. The staff are very good with him and always keep you updated on things plus the ParentZone app is brilliant so you can see what he’s been doing and eating too.
Father at Southernhay – March 2019
Summing up Puffins in the city in one word: Outstanding. My four-year-old daughter attended the setting last year and the quality of care offered there has greatly and beneficially influenced her development. I have seen her morphing from a quiet, clingy toddler into an independent, socially aware child.
The team there, including Head Office, are kind, professional, always on hand to help, give advice and more importantly listen to the parents and children's needs
Mother at Southernhay – October 2020
Our son enjoys this place a lot and we are all happy for that. Also, staff are amazing and helpful.
Mother at Southernhay – January 2023

Contact details

Keble House,
Southernhay Gardens,
Exeter EX1 1NT

Registered to provide care for 70 children aged 3 months to 5 years.
Open 7.30am to 6.00pm

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