Welcome to Pippins Preschool!

At Pippins Preschool we aim to make everyone feel welcome and provide a caring, happy and secure setting supporting the development, learning and care of your child.

We will work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and guide your child on their way to his/her successful transition to school. All children are welcome and we accept children from 2 years 6 months old up to 5 years old.

  • You may use Early Years Education Funding for your child at Pippins from the term after they turn 3 years old. This is a maximum of 15 funded hours per week provided there are places available.
  • Please contact us for current fees for children without 2 year old funding or for additional hours above the 15 funded hours.
  • We are an approved setting for 2 year old funding; children may attend for up to 15 funded hours per week.
  • We are open from 9am-3pm, which can be used as a 3 hour session from 9am-12pm / 12-3pm or a complete 6 hour session.

At Pippins we benefit from two large play rooms, and a kitchen, along with two secure and private outside play areas with sand pits, a sensory area, a climbing bridge, a covered pavilion, seating areas, plus much, much more.

Pippins is proud to be managed by an elected voluntary committee, ensuring major decision making is in the hands of our elected parents.

Funded Childcare

Including the Extended Entitlement

5 days ago

Pippins Preschool


Dear All,
We are very sorry to say that after checking the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon we have made the decision to cancel our forest school session that was due to take place during tomorrow’s afternoon session.
In line with our risk assessment and pre session checks for forest school sessions, unfortunately the safest option is for us to re-schedule for another day very soon. As well as heavy rain the wind is forecast to gust at speeds of up to 50mph.
However, we do have a forest school session already booked during the morning of Friday 31st January and another later this half term.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to sharing the re-scheduled date with you very soon.
Kind regards
The Pippins Team
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1 month ago

Pippins Preschool

Lots of fun was had by all at our Christmas party, concert and fair today. Thank you to everyone for coming along and enjoying the children’s concert and our Christmas fair and supporting Pippins. We raised £300! 🎉🎄🎅🏻 ... 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 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.easyfundraising.org.uk

Pippins Bingo Night

Thank you to all those all supported Pippins on our last bingo night on Friday 1st March at the Icknield school hall. We raised over a £100 which is being sent on replacing and improving the resources for the children. We wil be holding another bingo night later in the year.

Same format as previously (see below). Watch this space for when the date is announced!…….

Please come along and enjoy a fun night,  bring your own refreshments, turn up and enjoy! Doors open at 7.30pm, eyes down at 8pm.