Located on the key commuter route into Southampton from the east of the city, our Sholing nursery serves families from a wide geographical area. 

Over recent years, we have developed the building and outdoors to provide a more spacious and comfortable environment whilst still retaining the homely feel that we believe is important to children’s well-being.

The nursery occupies a substantial plot with plenty of outdoors space for all ages. With its paths, platform, playhouse and gazebos, there are different zones in which we engage in all 7 areas of learning.

Come and have a look at our beautiful baby balcony!


We have our Healthy Early Years Bronze award for promoting physical activity and healthy eating and we have also achieved Southampton's inclusion standard to provide support and education to children with additional needs.

Manager's Message

Hello my name is Reagan - I have worked for a variety of different settings in nearly every role and have over 10 years experience in early years. I also have vast experience of inclusion and supporting children with additional needs.

I love Paint Pots and what we offer so much so that I left the company and returned in less than a year. We offer a wonderful homely environment with dedicated staff who truly care for the children. I hope that by the end of a child's time at Paint Pots they have flourished into independent, caring and inquisitive children.

I have a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood studies and am currently undertaking a Masters qualification in this area. In my spare time I enjoy sewing and cake making skills I love to share with the children.