Welcome to Saffron Walden Nursery School


Saffron Walden Nursery School was formed in 1966 through a demand for high quality care and education for children in the community. As a Nursery we strive for excellence in all that we do and  are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our children and families.

We believe that childhood is precious and that for children play is the equivalent of “real work”. Our Practitioners (led by a qualified teacher) carefully plan for each individual child to ensure they can reach their full potential.

Our strong outdoor ethos is based on Forest School Principles,  we encourage the children to learn through the natural environment, whatever the weather, through free-flow access to our gardens.

“Children thoroughly enjoy the wonderful outdoor area. Staff provide waterproof clothes so that children can play comfortably outside all year round. They enjoy splashing in puddles and digging in the vast sand area. ” Ofsted 2017

We are open from 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.

We are based on Shirehill Industrial Estate, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3AQ.


The latest Ofsted report can be  viewed by visiting our Ofsted Report page.

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To find out more, including a map of our location, and to contact us, please visit our contact us page.

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