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Who we are...

Ruth was born and grew up in Norfolk. She trained as a Primary School Teacher in Liverpool and worked there for 7 years. Since then, she has travelled the world teaching in China, Romania and Thailand. Since returning home, Ruth has taught in local schools and been preparing for the opening of Hummingbird.

She is inspired by the story of the Hummingbird to "do the very best she can," and her approach to Early Years learning is founded on listening to children and responding to their individual needs. 

​Paul was born in Essex and moved to Norfolk aged 14. He has had a varied career and before becoming a Primary School Teacher, he had experience running his own business. Paul enjoys learning and is always looking for ways to improve Hummingbird. He believes that children should love their preschool experience and ensures that safety and care is at the heart of what we do.

What we do...

At Hummingbird we want to encourage children to be curious and confident about the world they live in. We carefully plan activities to enable children to explore and discover. We promote outdoor learning, messy and creative play and sharing language as a way to develop communication, self confidence and independence.

We are committed to the safety of all the children and adults in our care. we follow Safeguarding Guidance from Norfolk County Council and all our staff undergo a rigorous recruitment process. All staff have an enhanced DBS certificate and there is always a trained Paediatric First Aider on site.


Parents can register their interest in a place at Hummingbird at any time, and we can be easily contacted using the form on our Contact Us page.

We welcome visits, and families are encouraged to come and see us in our location, next-door to Hullabaloos on London Road.

If you wish to register your child for a place, our staff will be happy to assist you in completing the registration form. 

​We accept all funding for eligible 2,3 and 4 year olds, including the new tax-free childcare and employer childcare vouchers.