We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.
— A.A. Milne

We are a team of passionate and experienced Early Years Educators working in partnership with parents and carers to give children the best start possible in their lifelong journey of learning and discovery.

Purple Rocket Nursery is based in a beautiful old farmhouse in the East Leicestershire village of Bushby. Situated just off the A47, we have excellent links to both Leicester and Uppingham. The building itself dates back to 1910 and retains many of its original features including high ceilings, large windows and a beautiful staircase. 

In 2007, we converted two large garages and outbuildings to create a large free flow space for the children and a reception area for our parents, carers and visitors. 

We have an extensive and mature garden to the rear, which is divided into separate areas, including an all-weather paved area, large woodland-inspired barked area, a Forest Garden and Walk, and a mini Forest Garden. We also have a log cabin which is the base for our Forest School. 


We care for children from the age of 6 weeks up to school age. 

We believe that children learn best when in small groups where their individual needs can be best met. As such, our children are organised into small, age and developmentally appropriate groups. These groups are in accordance with the adult:child ratios outlined by Ofsted. The groups are as follows:

Babies, Toddlers, 2-3's, Rising 3's and Preschool



We are open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday all year round except for Bank Holidays and a week at Christmas. 

Morning sessions begin at 8am and finish at 1pm.   Afternoon sessions begin at 1pm and finish at 6pm.