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. OFSTED OUTSTANDING

Bright Horizons Crocus Saffron Walden Nursery and Preschool

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

t: 01799 522522/01799 610314   


Opening hours: 08.00 -18.00 M-F

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

Busy Bees Childcare Centre

t: 01799 523542   


Opening hours: 09.00-12.00 M-F Term Time. Lunch Club 12.00-13.00 M-F|

A warm and friendly preschool, offering education to children aged 2-5 years.

Chrishall Pre-School

t: 01763 838592   


Opening hours: 09.00-15.00 M-Th; 09.00-13.00 F (term time only)

Takes children aged 2 to 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.

Forest School in Ashdon


Forest School sessions for parent/carers and preschool children. We also run sessions for home educated children and Saturday Family sessions.. read more

Great Chesterford Community 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

Howe Green House School

Great Hallingbury, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM22 7UF

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: 08.00-17.50 M-F

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 & ‘PIPS’ at Boston’s.

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.

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.

Stephen Perse Foundation - Dame Bradbury's

Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 2AL

t: 01223 454762   


Independent Nursery, Early Years and Junior School for boys and girls aged 1-11. Dame Bradbury's is a school of the.. read more

Wendens Ambo Pre-School

Wendens Ambo Village Hall, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden

m: 07543 651343   


Opening hours: M-F (term time only)

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

Sessions: 09.00-12.00; 12.00-13.00 and 13.00-15.00 (M-W only)

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