We are now closed for the summer. Autumn term begins on Monday 5th September.


Welcome to

Saffron Walden Nursery School


Our three rooms are designed to benefit the development of the children using them and above all, to help them have fun and feel safe and nurtured. 


Come rain or shine, you will find us outside at Saffron Walden Nursery School. Explore, learn and discover in our large and spacious garden.


The one thing that unites us at Saffron Walden Nursery School is our dedication to the happiness of our children. Learn more about who we are. 


Saffron Walden Nursery School is an inclusive nursery and we are dedicated to supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities. 


Our nursery is overseen by a group of volunteers known as our Management Committee, made up of parents and caregivers. 


We are proud to be a registered charity and have a range of fundraising initiatives to raise money that we use to keep our nursery the best possible place for our children. 


Managers' welcome


Nursery is the first step into the big wide world for children, so our aim as managers of Saffron Walden Nursery School is that they gain as many positive experiences as possible and they feel happy and secure while away from home. While at our nursery your child will be able to explore, develop their independence and have the opportunity to thrive in an environment that is supportive, loving, great fun and safe. Each child is unique and we all love getting to know their individual personalities and characters and seeing them flourish during their time with us. We will work closely with you, their parents or caregivers, to help your child become a well-rounded, confident individual. 

Caroline and Barbs, Nursery Managers 

What our parents say


Saffron Walden Nursery School is a safe, clean and happy place to be. In fact, I struggle to put into words just how fab it is! I have two children that attend the nursery and they're so thrilled to be there that they hardly say goodbye when I drop them off! I am informed of my children's progress, activities, snacks and achievements throughout the week and I feel I can talk to my children's key person at any time as they're a lovely bunch of ladies. I trust their care and judgement and am happy to leave my children there for what I know will be a fun-filled day!


My daughter started attending the nursery when she was 1 and now is about to move to the ''Big Girl'' room. She absolutely loved going to nursery from day one. I feel confident that my daughter is in the best hands. The staff are caring, friendly and always happy to help with anything we need. Lena loves to explore outside and the facilities that Saffron Walden Nursery School have are amazing. The wonderful staff have helped developed Lena into a confident, happy, chatty, funny little girl and I cannot recommend the nursery enough. 

Latest news

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Announcement of Annual General Meeting 2022
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
The nursery was full of chatter, game-playing and red, white and blue as we welcomed parents with their children for a Jubilee themed tea party on Friday 27 May.

With plenty of bunting decorating the building we also created London themed cardboard vehicles in the gardens. Royal activities included pin the tail on the corgi, red white and blue sensory rice and crown designing. There were also sandwiches and cakes for everyone to enjoy in the sunshine. 


It was the first time parents have come into the Nursery for an event since the pandemic - and the first time for many that they had stepped inside at all. 

Barbs James, nursery co-manager said: "It's been over two years since we last welcomed parents into the nursery for a celebration, and what better occasion than the Queen's Jubilee? It was wonderful to see our garden full of children with their families playing royal games and enjoying cakes together."


cakes-donated-by-just-baked-by-sophieCaroline Clark, nursery co-manager added: "Such a big thank you from us to all the staff for their help in organising and coming up with these brilliant games and to everyone who donated cakes and food for the party. We loved seeing so many parents and carers having fun. It was a happy afternoon."

There was a charity collection generating around £100 in donations, thank you to everyone who gave. 

Thank you to Marina Jacklin for the beautiful photos.