Mont Le Grand!

“Confident thinkers and learners”

We are the smallest of the Puffins nurseries, with a lovely small baby room and exciting and spacious Preschool. Set over 2 floors in a beautiful Victorian house, the high ceilings and large windows create light airy playrooms for the children. Our outdoor learning environment is used by every age group throughout the day, taking advantage of the ability to explore and play whatever the weather. The garden includes decked areas, heuristic plants, ride-on toys, water and sand tray, a forest area, and the children’s favourite – our mud kitchen!

As well as a fully secure courtyard garden, this great location gives us the opportunity to take the children out of the setting and into the wider community, with local parks, transport links and points of interest in close proximity.

The fantastic nursery team prides themselves on our collaborative approach to meeting the needs of all of our children and families, making links with other professionals as needed. The varying skill sets of our staff enable us to provide the best care and education and we work to continuously develop our own professional development.

This setting is managed by Kara Trickey who holds a Level 3 in Early Years Educator and Management. Kara joined us in 2012 and completed her childcare apprenticeships with us working her way to manager at another one of our sites, after a short break away in 2023 Kara rejoined our Puffins team.

If you are interested in finding our more about our setting and ethos, please CONTACT US to arrange a visit.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family soon.


The staff are relaxed and form very good bonds with the children and we've really appreciated the very responsible approach to supporting our son with settling in and his ongoing development. There is a really nice balance of variety and space, but the nursery still has a very homely feel and setting which is great. We would not hesitate to recommend.
Mother at Mont Le Grand – November 2017
Our daughter loves attending Puffins at Mont Le Grand. The staff are all friendly and engage well with her. Since starting (about six months ago) she has developed speech and social skills she would not have been able to at home.
Father at Mont Le Grand – December 2022
My son has been attending Puffins Mont Le Grand since he was 7 months old... and it has been such a joy to see my son grow into a happy and curious little boy over the past 6 months. The staff are passionate about making a fun and caring environment for the children, and I love the range of activities he gets to do while he is there. The setting is beautiful and feels very safe - I would recommend Puffins Mont Le Grand to anyone without any reservation. I can't say enough good things about this nursery!
Mother at Mont Le Grand – February 2021

Contact details

13 Mont Le Grand
Exeter, EX1 2PD

Registered to provide care for 40 children aged 3 months to 5 years.
Open 7.30am to 6.00pm

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