Located at the city end of busy Waterloo Road, our Freemantle site was the first of the Paint Pots nursery buildings, established in 2000, with a move of the preschool which had outgrown the owners’ home.

This Victorian guest house retains a homely feel in which children and staff feel comfortable, whilst providing practical space for activities.

The nursery has a deceptively large and peaceful garden bounded by shady trees to create a haven in which play, learning, challenge, imagination, creativity and joy are very much in evidence every day!


Manager's Message

Hello my name is Jane - many of you will already know me as I have worked at Paint Pots one since 2006. I progressed to room leader, deputy manager and I now have the role of joint manager with Mel.

My interests at work include special needs and identifying the underlying reasons behind children’s behaviour. I enjoy watching the children learn and develop during their time at nursery but mostly I love to ensure we all have fun.

Outside of Paint Pots I have 2 grown up children and have recently been blessed with a grandchild . My other great love is spending time with my lovely dog Mikey who is a German Shepherd, enjoying long walks ( although I need to wrap up well as I feel the cold) and the occasional stop at a public house!

Do please introduce yourself if we have not met.


Hello my name is Mel - I joined the Paint Pots family in 2011 and I have had lots of work experience across all the age groups. A few years ago I progressed to room leader and I am now happy to be the joint manager alongside Jane.

I love watching the children progress and grow in their time with us.
I am planning to get married in the near future to my fiancé Rob. 
I am looking forward to all the challenges of my new role particularly getting to know the children and parents in all the rooms and taking on some more responsibility.