A cosy and friendly environment for babies and young children from 3 months to 3 years, located in beautiful surroundings in the rural hamlet of Strethall near Saffron Walden.

Our story

PIPS is a small children's Nursery, providing children of no more than twelve children per day, with a unique home from home environment. Based in Pippa’s home in Strethall and located on a farm, four miles from Saffron Walden, the children enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. Ages range from three months to three years. At PIPS we believe children of this age group need plenty
of one to one attention throughout the day so we are able to give them this during their time here.


We treat every child as an individual, with their own special strengths and weaknesses. At PIPS they enjoy developing their own strengths and are given every opportunity to flourish and reach their potential. As early years practitioners we can help build on the areas where they are less confident and secure. We cannot make the world free of discrimination and a safe place to be – but we can do our very best to ensure that our early years setting is a small model of what we would like the world to be, where children are safe, valued and included.


PIPS employs up to seven members of staff who work part time
– there are always four members of staff plus myself each day.

Norland trained

Pippa's unique background means that at PIPS, childcare is more structured and centred around your child. As well as the NNEB and RSH qualifications, Pippa is a trained Norland nurse – the Norland College is recognised around the world for providing the very best early years degree education and childcare training, giving students the best knowledge, experience and skills to maximise their own potential and that of the children in their care.


If you would like to see a short video about Norland click here.