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Pippin’s Childcare Pre-school

Choosing the right setting for your pre-schooler is a huge decision.

Most of us love living in this area because of its natural

Some children may like the noise and frenzy of a large nursery, while

beauty and tranquillity. The opportunities that our rural

others may shy away and seek refuge in quiet areas. It’s a huge choice

location offers are at the heart of our principles of care

as parents, and one that you want to feel sure is the right one.

and learning. We don’t simply timetable in sessions outside,

At Pippin’s we have the space and facilities to give your child the best of

they are a part of everyday life at Pippin’s.

all worlds – action, adventure, calm and quiet. Set in our own area of extensive woodlands, we offer a family-run pre-school service that is large enough to create the communal feel of a traditional nursery without the physical restrictions of a small building.

What makes us different? We offer wrap around care, not just fixed hours. You only pay for the services that you use. We have dedicated play spaces and don’t have to pack away children’s creations to make way for the next users of the hall. We offer children daily access to our beautiful Sussex countryside and opportunities to learn in contexts that other pre-schools cannot match. We can also collect siblings from Danehill and Nutley schools. We are, and will always be, family run and not tied to the whims of management committees or corporate strategies.


Pippin’s Childcare Pre-school

A little about Pippin’s

Spaces for our pre-school service are limited.

Since opening at the beginning of 2013, our client base has expanded rapidly.

We will not exceed 9 children in any one

In addition to pre-school and younger children, we also offer a before and after

session, because even though we could expand

school childcare service, which is proving very popular. Our weekend

our adult team we believe exceeding this

childminding has proved invaluable to some parents and given them an

number would erode some of the principles

opportunity to work or attend functions that they would otherwise have found

that we stand for.

impossible. The best measure of our success is, of course, the children, who often don’t want to go home at the end of the day!

We offer a free 2 hour taster session for any prospective pre-schooler, to give them a flavour

With the news that our local pre-school is potentially facing closure we are now

of coming to Pippin’s. This also gives us adult

launching our 3-5 year old service to the communities of Danehill and Chelwood

time to discuss any concerns or special

Gate. We are accredited by Ofsted and follow exactly the same Early Years

requirements you may have.

Foundation Stage curriculum as any other pre-school or nursery. Between us we have a wealth of education and family experience to draw upon and the

We hope to meet you in the near future.

commitment to constantly review and adapt our service to meet the needs of local children.

You can find out more about our philosophy of care and

background on our website and in our online prospectus. and

We charge a fixed hourly daytime rate of £4.75 for pre-school children. This gives you the flexibility to drop off or collect at a time that suits you, without constant adjustments to the fees charged. We don’t levy huge fines on you if you are later than expected and only invoice you for the time that your child has been in our care. And unlike so many childcare providers there is no ridiculous ‘admin’ fee.


Pippin’s Childcare Pre-school

We are about half way along Brook House Bottom. Our postcode TN22 3RP will take you about 200 m north of our actual address. Coming from the Danehill or Chelwood Gate direction along Tanyard Lane, turn left on to Brook House Bottom approximately 200 metres after the turning for Coach Lane. Follow the road down the hill for approx 600m (or 1/3 mile) and we are the next turn on the right after the farm. If you’re coming from Furner’s Green you’ll either need to overshoot our drive and turn around, or approach from the top end of Brook House Bottom. (It’ll make sense when you see our drive!)

Pippin's preschool leaflet june 2013  

Introducing our pre-school service to the Danehill and Chelwood Gate area