Nurseries and Pre-Schools (Also see toddler groups)

Ashdon Childrens Nursery

Hill Farm, Ashdon, Saffron Walden, CB10 2ET

t: 01799 584848   


Opening hours: 08.00-18.00 M-F All year

Small family run nursery taking children aged 3 months to school age. Outstanding OFSTED report.

Bell Day Nursery

Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3ED

t: 01799 528051   


Opening hours: 08.00-18.00 M–F (51 weeks a year)

Family orientated nursery for children aged 0 to 5 years.

Busy Bees Childcare Centre

Carver Barracks, Wimbish, Saffron Walden

t: 01799 523542   


Opening hours: 09.00-12.00 M-F Term Time

Takes children aged 2 to school age.

The Chesterfords Pre-School

Great Chesterford Community Centre, CB10 1NS

m: 07840 341551   


Opening hours: 09.00-15.00 M-F (mornings, afternoons, and all day sessions offered).

A friendly village pre-school at the heart of the community, located in a beautiful rural setting, offering education to children.. read more

Children's Cottage Day Nursery Ltd

Clavering Primary School, Stortford Road, Clavering, CB11 4PE

t: 01799 550469   

Opening hours: 08.00-18.00 M-F All year (not between Christmas and New Year).

Takes children aged 3 months-5 years.

Clavering and Arkesden Preschool

Clavering Primary School, Stortford Road, Clavering, CB11 4PE

t: 01799 550380   

Opening hours: 09.00-15.00 M-F

Takes children from two and a half to five years of age.

Crocus Early Years Centre

Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4UH

t: 01799 522522/01799 610314   


Opening hours: 07.30-18.00 M-F

Children’s day nursery for 0 months to 5 years.

Dame Bradbury's School

Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2AL

t: 01799 522348   


Independent preparatory day school and kindergarten for boys and girls aged 3-11. A school of the Stephen Perse Foundation,.. read more

Debden Pre-School

Meets at Debden Village Hall

m: 07845 101809   


Opening hours: M-W and F (am)

Takes children aged 2 - 5 years.

Forest School in Ashdon


Parent and child (12 months - 5 years) and Family sessions Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Howe Green House School

t: 01279 657706   


Independent co-educational day prep school and nursery for 2-11 year olds.

Meadows Montessori Day Nursery

Ross Close, Saffron Walden

t: 01799 513858   


Opening hours: 08.00-18.00 51 weeks a year

Full day care available for children aged 2 - 5.

Olivers Lodge

The Cottage, Newport Primary School, Newport, Essex

t: 01799 540709   

Nursery and pre-school - ages birth-4. Out of School - Reception and older only.

PIPS Nursery

Strethall, Saffron Walden

t: 01799 522782   m: 07866 469471   

Opening hours: M-F Flexible hours

Registered early years nursery. Private friendly nursery for children aged 3 months to 3 years - Norland Nurse; NNEB, RSH.

Radwinter PreSchool at Hempstead

Hempstead Village Hall, High Street, Hempstead, CB10 2PD

t: 01799 599797 (during preschool hours)   m: 07751 620536 (other times)   


Opening hours: 09.00-15.00 M-Th

For children aged 2 - 5 years. Please call to arrange a visit or contact us via our website... read more

Saffron Walden Nursery School

Shire Hill Estate, Saffron Walden, CB11 3AQ

t: 01799 522108   


Opening hours: 08.00-16.00 M-F term time

Ages 1 to school age. Open-ended discovery based play with a strong outdoors ethos. Est 1966

St Mary’s Church Pre-school

The Pavilion, St Mary's Primary School, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BQ

t: 01799 520358   


Opening hours: Details of sessions on the web-site.

Learning through play. Accepts children aged 2–5. Established 1992.

Wendens Ambo Pre-School

Wendens Ambo Village Hall, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden

m: 07543 651343   


Opening hours: M-F

Takes children aged 2 to 5 years. Morning, afternoon and "school-day" sessions offered.

Sessions: 09.00-12.15; 12.15-13.00 and 13.00-15.00 (M-W only)

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