About Us

We are a small, friendly, dynamic, child orientated pre-school offering a safe, happy and caring learning environment for children aged 2 to rising 5’s.  We are open 5 days a week Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 3.00pm. 


Pippins Pre-School is an integral part of Canon Pyon CE Academy. We are situated within the school building with our own secure entrance and outdoor area. We have access to all the school facilities including a large playing field, adventure playground and enjoy a close partnership with the early year’s class in the school.


Pippins is a committee run nursery who work closely with the staff to ensure the setting are providing a quality learning environment. Our ethos is based on forming strong relationships with our children and their families. We feel that this enables our team to recognise each child’s individual needs, these are then embedded in providing quality play based learning opportunities throughout the day. We believe the enjoyment of learning and discovery is the foundation to developing children’s potential.


Pippins is an Early Years Provider, registered with Ofsted to take 20 children per session. We offer a variety of sessions each day and accept government funded children from 2-5 years. Non-funded hours are charged at £4.50 per hour.


The pre-school children are also welcome to use the breakfast club facility which operates from 7.45am to 8.45am (charged separately).  The school provide an after school club which runs until 5.15pm.  Details about this are available from the school.


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Our Environments

“Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers”(EYFS 2017)