About Us

Over 65 years Of Combined Experience

Our Story

Little Pips is run by mother and daughter team, Linda and Claire, who have over 65 years of childcare experience between them.

As well as having their own children, Linda trained as an NNEB in 1992 and has worked in the childcare sector since then. Claire qualified as a primary school teacher in 1995 and worked as a teacher from year 6 to year 1 for over 16 years and as an assistant head teacher for 5 of those years.

Their first nursery was acquired 16 years ago and since then they have carefully developed the business, ensuring that every element retains a personal, family feel. As parents to 4 and 3 children respectively, they fully understand the importance of high quality care alongside a dynamic and exciting learning environment.

“Through the dedication and hard work of our fantastic team, our Little Pips nurseries offer our children the perfect balance of ensuring that they develop into wonderfully creative, inquiring and confident little learners full of fun and ready to explore!”

Our Awards

‘Communication Counts’ accreditation 2022 – certified by the DFE following two years of training and implementation. This award recognises a strong and effective focus on communication across our nurseries. We were also involved in mentoring for this training, helping to support other settings to achieve the accreditation.

‘5 Star rating’ awarded by the Food Standards Agency for our kitchens at both nurseries 2022.

‘Top 20 Nursery Group for England’ – awarded by Daynurseries.co.uk 2019/2020/2021 and 2022

‘SME Employer of the Year for England’ – awarded by Aspiration Training for our support of Apprenticeships in the Early Years Sector 2019.

‘Nursery of the Year for England’ – We were ‘runners up’ for this prestigious award in 2019, recognising the hard work and dedication of all of our staff as well as the inspiring work and learning environments provided at our nurseries.

Healthy Eating

How are meals organised during the day?

At Little Pips Nursery we believe that full children are happy children! Our dedicated cook prepares all snacks and meals from fresh and we work very hard to ensure our menu provides healthy, balanced meals for all of our children.

The children have a healthy morning snack, a two-course lunch, an afternoon snack and milk and a two-course tea (if staying on after 4pm). All meals and snacks are complimented with water or milk.

Our cook is a talented baker, always ensuring a healthy approach is taken to treats such as cakes. The children also take part in baking a snack once a week which they thoroughly love!

Allergies and medical dietary requirements can be catered for as well as vegetarian options.
Allergies and medical dietary requirements must be endorsed by a medical professional.
Please discuss with the nursery.
See Allergy Policy

Work With Us

Little Pips Nursery invests in people, offering opportunities, progression and personal development.

We believe in growing our team organically using people’s strengths and talents to build a diverse and united staff.

We have supported apprenticeships for over 12 years and many of our key leaders started their careers with us as apprentices, working their way through the tiers and learning the highest standards in childcare.

We offer

Development Opportunities

Through high quality training and support.


Through roles and promotion.

Time to reflect

Through non-contact time and appraisals.

Promotion of Wellbeing

Through team-work, support and daily wellbeing time.

Job satisfaction

Through good wages, support and success.

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