Welcome to Pippins Preschool!

"A hidden treasure in Sawston"

Covid-19 Update

A Message for Prospective Parents:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions for Early Years settings, we regret that we cannot currently offer to show you and your child around Pippins. However, our website is up-to-date with lots of photos and information. We hope this gives you a good sense of what Pippins is all about! In particular, you may wish to check out our Daily Routine, Pippins Photo Book for new children, and some Testimonials from previous parents.

Mandy, our preschool manager, is always just a phone call or email away, so if you have questions feel free to contact us. If you’d like to reserve a place for your child at Pippins, please submit a waiting list form, and we will be in touch. We look forward to meeting you and your child as soon as circumstances allow!

At Pippins Preschool, we aim to provide your child with a well-rounded, nurturing preschool experience, which will support their learning and development. We want every child who walks through our doors to feel happy, secure and cared for throughout their time with us. There’s a reason we’ve been called “a hidden treasure in Sawston” by our former parents! To learn more about what previous families have thought of their child’s experience at Pippins, visit our Testimonials page.

In order to give your child the broadest range of experiences possible, Pippins offers weekly Forest School, sports, and music sessions, as well as a variety of interesting visitors and cultural celebrations throughout the year. We also offer fresh, wholesome hot lunches to keep them playing all day long!

Our preschool has been running for over 20 years, and many of our staff have decades of experience in schools and Early Years settings. Our staff members are highly trained and dedicated Early Years professionals. In addition to their professional qualifications and experience, all of our staff are parents themselves, so we are all sympathetic to the unique joys and challenges that you are experiencing with your own child!

Pippins benefits from two play rooms, where children can explore the craft area, book corner, home play area, dressing up corner, and a wide variety of toys and activities that are available every day. Outdoors we have two secure and private outside play areas with trees, a large sand pit, a sensory area, mud kitchen, climbing bridge, covered pavilion, water and sand trays, open-air theatre, summer house, seating areas, and much, much more!

We offer half day, full day and early morning sessions with breakfast included. Please have a look at our Daily Routine and Early Birds pages for more details. All children are welcome, and we accept children from 2 years 6 months old up to 5 years old. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to guide your child on their way to a successful transition to school and meet their individual developmental milestones.

We are happy to accept Early Years Universal Funding, Extended Entitlement (30-hours funding), 2 year-old funding, tax-free childcare account payments, and also the old system of childcare vouchers for those families who are already registered under that system. Please visit our Fees & Funding page for further details on the types of funding which may be available for your child.

If you’d like to learn more about how Pippins can support your child, please do give us a call. Mandy, our preschool manager, would be happy to answer any questions you have. If you’d like to reserve a place for your child at Pippins, please submit a waiting list form, and we will be in touch.

Funded Childcare

Including the Extended Entitlement

Ofsted 2018

Inspection Findings

'Staff know the children well and have warm and positive relationships with them.'
'Managers and staff work well together to provide children with a safe and welcoming environment.'
'Children develop the skills they need for their future learning.'
'[Staff] provide children with an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment indoors and outside.'
'Staff have fun with the children as, for example, they sing and dance together.'

3 weeks ago

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We hope all our children and their families had a lovely Christmas and festive season. 🎄🎅🏻 🎄🤶🏻 🎄🧑‍🎄 🌈Wishing you, and all those in our community, a very happy & safe new year! 🎉We look forward to welcoming the children all back to the start of term on Wednesday 5th January & to meeting all our new children starting with us this term too! 🍏🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Last day to order our holiday activity packs is Tuesday 14th December @ midday. 🌈🎄🍏🎄 ... See MoreSee Less
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Fundraising Events

Government funding and hourly fees only partially cover the cost of running our setting. We therefore rely on fundraising to provide the best possible environment for our children. This means we can bring visitors into the setting, can ensure resources and learning materials are kept up-to-date, and can offer our staff additional training above and beyond the minimum required level.

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