Welcome to Pippins Preschool!

"A hidden treasure in Sawston"

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.'

2 weeks ago

Pippins Preschool
A big thank you too all our families that came along to watch the children in their sports day event yesterday. It was lovely to have so many of our families back for an in-house event again, followed by everyone then enjoying a picnic in our back garden and lots of fun at our mini summer fair. Thank you for all your support. We hope to invite you all back again soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pippins Preschool
The weather is set to be a real scorcher this week, 🥵!Whilst we all get enjoy a spell of lovely warm sunny weather 🌞, Please remember to send your child in with plenty of sun cream already applied and with longevity to last for their session. Then send them in with a named bottle of sun cream so that staff can reapply as needed.Thank you & stay safe in the sun ☀️ ☀️ ... 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.

Help Pippins by Shopping!

Join AmazonSmile and Easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won’t cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds: www.smile.amazon.co.uk

Family Photo Day

6 March 2022

Looking for a Mother’s Day gift this year? Click here to book a mini photo shoot for your family with our professional children’s photographer. Spaces are limited. Proceeds to benefit the children of Pippins Preschool.