Welcome to Pirton Pre-School
Fun, laughter and learning
A location to be proud of
Our Pre-School is located in the heart of the village of Pirton, just a few miles away from Hitchin town centre.
Friendly and dedicated staff
We aim to provide a safe, happy and exciting environment where each child feels valued and is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Outstanding care for your child
At our most recent OFSTED inspection in January 2016 we were graded as “Outstanding” in all areas. We believe that this puts us in the top 10% of pre-schools in the country.
Supporting parents and children
We know the importance of finding the right pre-school. We want your child to look forward to coming to pre-school each day and to enjoy their time in our care.
Our vision and aims
We aim to provide a safe, happy and exciting environment where each child feels valued and they are given the opportunity to reach their full potential with close support from our friendly dedicated team of staff.
Our aim is to prepare your child for full-time education at Primary School and to encourage their independence away from the home environment. We take a heuristic approach to support your child’s learning and development in all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
In accordance with the national Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for Pre-School children, our goals are to:
- Enhance the development and education of the children under statutory school age in a parent-involving, community-based group
- Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment
- Work within a framework, which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families
- To work with parents in helping their child to learn and develop
- To give parents the opportunity to help shape the service Pre-School offers
Pirton Pre-School has been in existence since 1973 (formerly as Pirton Playgroup). The Pre-School plays a very important role in the village community and we are all very proud of how it has grown and developed over the years.
In February 2011 we formally moved from the Village Hall into a fabulous bright and airy purpose-built unit. The Pre-School is now situated in the grounds of the village school. We enjoy a very close and supportive relationship with the school and this has given us lots of opportunities to work together and celebrate our good practice.
We now look forward to the future and how we can continue to offer future generations of children meaningful exciting experiences that they can cherish for years to come.
“What I love about pre-school as a working mum is knowing that my youngest daughter is happy and content to attend, it makes my life much easier! She often comes home and role plays the things she has been up to and I get a real sense of the fun she has. Pirton Pre-School is a little gem, made all the more special because you know all the staff really care.”
“My third child is now at Pirton Pre-School. The Pre-School allows me to work. I am totally confident that my child is cared for in the best possible way. She comes home bursting with all the things she has been doing and can’t wait until her next Pre-School day!”
“My son attended Pirton Pre-School for 2 fantastic years. He settled in quickly to his 4 full days, and with wrap-around childcare in the village I was able to work part-time, knowing that he was cared for and cherished in a stimulating environment. The transition to Primary School is handled brilliantly. What more could you want from a Pre-School?”