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We are a fully qualified OfStEd registered childminder and assistant based in the Lorton Valley close to Cockermouth, Cumbria.  We are situated on the main run to Paddle School and Lorton School, and the Cut-through to Sellafield. We offer family based early years childcare, with a focus on outdoor activity and natural learning.  

We are also able to offer after-school care collecting from local schools, and school holiday cover.

We are based on a beautiful farm with friendly resident chickens and ducks,and have access to a wonderful woodland play area, grass meadow and bridleway. We take our inspiration from the Waldorf Steiner model, including outside play and home based learning. We aim to offer an extended family environment working closely with your family to make each of our children feel comfortable here.

Our days follow a natural rhythm with emphasis on supporting each child's interests and thus nurturing their individual development.  We offer home cooked food prepared with items from our own garden and from our neighbouring market garden. Where possible we include organic milk and always have fruit and vegetables freely available. We are currently catering for Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free diets. We will be willing to discuss any individual dietary needs with a view to accommodating any child.. 

This site offers information about our setting and about various other aspects of our work. For answers to any questions you may have or for further information about any aspect of what the Pixies Den could offer you and your family please contact us.

OFSTED  graded OUTSTANDING in September 2014.

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