The best days end with, dirty knees, happy hearts and Muddy Boots.....

Childcare as it should be, for children aged 6 months to 5 years
Monday to Friday, 7.45 - 6, 51 weeks a year

Muddy Boots at the Barn

Home Farm, 
Newton St Cyres, 
EX5 5AY 


Our first, and most unique setting is located on a working Dairy Farm. With endless gardens and access to outdoor adventures all day. It promotes a very natural atmosphere with plenty of engaging resources and open-ended opportunities to play and learn.



Muddy Boots at the Bungalow  

Chancel Lane, 


Our newest setting, a cosy bungalow located in the heart of Pinhoe, follows the same outstanding, outdoors and eco conscious ethos as home farm. With limitless opportunity to explore charming gardens and beautiful 
classrooms full of never ending adventures. 


Muddy Boots Community groups 

We hold a range of groups throughout the year specifically for parents who want to get outside, and get Muddy Boots - 
 (we will keep you updated)

The Muddy Boots Approach to Childcare… 

We offer a place of calm, full of engaging and stimulating activities specifically designed to ignite a child’s imagination and to encourage holistic learning and development. 


Our approach is child focused, with resources being low level and available for the children to self-select. A block of wood can be a phone, a car, a sandwich or simply a block of wood for building a tower and we encourage this thinking and creativity continually with staff available to scaffold and support but never interfere or judge.


This approach is taken outside into the garden, a large space with as many, if not more opportunities than the inside. It is our strong belief that children benefit from fresh air, mud, running and exercise and this is encouraged throughout the day with sessions being outdoors for as much of the day as possible. 


This no fuss, child focused approach to learning allows for every individual child to develop at their own pace learning about themselves as the incredible little people they are and preparing them for their journey through education and life.