Our story so far…
Muddy Boots Nursery is owned by Andy & Anna Nimmo, who live locally in York with their 1 and 3 year old sons (and another on the way!)
They decided to set up Muddy Boots after Anna saw a need for great childcare in the area after running local Parent and Toddler groups for two years and bumping into families from all walks of life.
“We were approached by the owners of a small Pre-School based in Poppleton Business Park who were looking to move on from their business. Although only very small, this was a fantastic opportunity we didn’t want to miss. After a lot of hard work, planning and preparation, we relocated the Pre-School and opened our doors as Muddy Boots Nursery at the old Manor School in January 2012. We have so far grown from one to four rooms in our current premises and are so excited for the future of Muddy Boots.”
After 5 fantastic years in the old Manor School Muddy Boots has now secured a new site, just down the road (2 minutes drive). This is a large piece of land, approximately 9 acres where we are currently converting an old barn & stables into a fantastic new nursery facility. This will mean that the nursery will be designed specifically to the children’s needs, including direct access to the outdoors from every room. The whole team is extremely excited about the upcoming relocation, due to happen in the middle of 2017.
Andy and Anna have a vision for a dynamic, full-of-life, standard-setting nursery with a positive, family-feel, where children are genuinely loved as individuals. They believe in the best for every child, and that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish into their full potential.
“The name ‘Muddy Boots’ really sums up our whole ethos – to not be afraid to let children learn by getting muddy, exploring, going on adventures and getting out there and having a go!”
Anna is qualified to Level 6 with Early Years Teacher Status and uses her qualification to ensure the children benefit from a full and varied curriculum at the nursery. Andy is the level-headed one in the business and focuses on training the Management and Leadership teams, casting vision, and making sure the business and financials are all held together.
“We are always looking for ways we can improve the nursery and would be extremely keen to hear any feedback – if you have any comments or questions about the nursery we would love to hear from you! Please do contact us directly on [email protected], any time.”
Andy & Anna Nimmo