Welcome to Pippins Preschool!

Covid-19 Update

A Message for Prospective Parents:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions for Early Years settings, we regret that we cannot currently offer to show you and your child around Pippins. However, our website is up-to-date with lots of photos and information. We hope this gives you a good sense of what Pippins is all about! In particular, you may wish to check out our Daily Routine, Pippins Photo Book for new children, and some Testimonials from previous parents.

Mandy, our preschool manager, is always just a phone call or email away, so if you have questions feel free to contact us. If you’d like to reserve a place for your child at Pippins, please submit a waiting list form, and we will be in touch. We look forward to meeting you and your child as soon as circumstances allow!

At Pippins Preschool we aim to make everyone feel welcome and provide a caring, happy and secure setting supporting the development, learning and care of your child. Our preschool has been running for over 20 years, and many of our staff have decades of experience in schools and Early Years settings. We put your child at the heart of everything we do.

Pippins benefits from two large play rooms, where children can explore the craft area, book corner, home play area, dressing up corner, and a wide variety of toys and activities that are available every day. Outdoors we have two secure and private outside play areas with trees, sand pits, a sensory area, climbing bridge, covered pavilion, summer house, seating areas, and much, much more!

We will work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), and guide your child on their way to their successful transition to school. All children are welcome, and we accept children from 2 years 6 months old up to 5 years old. We are open from 9am-3pm every weekday during term time. Children are welcome to attend from 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, or a complete 6-hour day. From September 2020 we will also be trialling a new Early Birds provision, open from 8am – 9am each morning.

We are happy to accept Early Years Universal Funding, Extended Entitlement, and 2-year old funding. Please visit our Fees & Funding page for further details on the types of funding which may be available for your child.

Pippins is proud to be managed by an elected voluntary committee, ensuring that all major decisions are made by our elected parents and carers.

Funded Childcare

Including the Extended Entitlement

Ofsted 2018

Inspection Findings

'Staff know the children well and have warm and positive relationships with them.'
'Managers and staff work well together to provide children with a safe and welcoming environment.'
'Children develop the skills they need for their future learning.'
'[Staff] provide children with an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment indoors and outside.'
'Staff have fun with the children as, for example, they sing and dance together.'
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Fundraising Events

Government funding and hourly fees only partially cover the cost of running our setting. We therefore rely on fundraising to provide the best possible environment for our children. This means we can bring visitors into the setting, can ensure resources and learning materials are kept up-to-date, and can offer our staff additional training above and beyond the minimum required level.

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