INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Term dates 2020/21
Autumn Term 2020
Wednesday 2nd September – Friday 18th December
Half term: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October
Inset Days: Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th September
Occasional Day: Friday 27th November
Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January – Friday 26th March
Half term: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February
Inset Day: Monday 4th January
Summer Term 2021
Monday 12th April – Thursday 22nd July
Half term: Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May
Inset Day: Friday 28th May
Term dates 2021/22
Autumn Term 2021
Wednesday 1st September – Tuesday 21st December
Half term: Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October
Inset Day: Wednesday 1st September
Occasional Day: Friday 26th November
Spring Term 2022
Wednesday 5th January – Friday 1st April
Half term: Monday 14th – Friday 18th February
Inset Day: Wednesday 5th January
Summer Term 2022
Tuesday 19th April – Friday 22nd July
Half term: Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May
Inset Days: Tuesday 19th April, Friday 27th May & Monday 6th June
Our partnership with parents
Pirton Pre-School recognises that parents are the first and most important educators of their children. All the staff see themselves as co-workers with you in providing care and education for your child. There are many ways in which parents take part in making the Pre-School a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents such as:
Sharing their own special interests with the children
Becoming part of the management committee of the Pre-School. All parents become voting members of Pirton Pre-School and are expected to attend at least the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Exchanging knowledge about their children’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff
Helping with and supporting fundraising events
Joining in community activities in which the Pre-School takes part
Building friendships with other parents in Pre-School
Communication with parents
Regular e-mails are sent to parents/carers detailing what activities we will be doing with the children, general news and useful dates for your diary. Information is also shared via our Facebook page.
I am mummy to four not so little ones – Matilda, 11, Jack, 9, Henry 7 and Archie nearly 4. I have been a stay at home mum for over 10 years but before that was a History and Politics teacher in London secondary schools. I still keep my hand in by doing A Level and GCSE exam marking each year and one-to-one tuition. I have been on the Pre-School Committee for many years now and am pleased to do a small part in helping support such a fantastic place.
I am a mummy to two children who have both been through Pirton Pre-School and have moved on to Pirton School. Since moving to Pirton four years ago we’ve been made so welcome by all, especially the staff and parents at Pre-School when we first arrived, so I really wanted to give something back and help out in any way I could. I really believe that our village Pre-School is a wonderful place for making friends, building confidence and having fun – parents as well as children!
As treasurer I am responsible for helping the Pre-School manage, control and authorise income and expenditure to ensure that the annual budgets can be achieved and that the financial security of the setting is maintained.
I am a qualified Chartered Accountant who currently works at Network Rail as a Senior Commercial Manager. I live in the village and my daughter Maya attended the Pre-School. She and her brother Ethan are now at the Main School.
I am a mum of three. My eldest, Penny, was at Pre-School for two years before moving up to Pirton School and absolutely loved her time there. My middle boy, Theo, is currently enjoying the wonderful experiences that attending Pirton Pre-School provides and my youngest will surely attend too in a couple of years’ time. I feel so very lucky to be part of such a lovely, welcoming community that supports our most precious mini people to flourish.
I’m a stay-at-home mother of three, and although my husband grew up in Pirton, I was brought up right in the centre of London, so village life is somewhat new to me. Since moving here I have been struck by how kind and welcoming the village is. It is a real community and such a great place to bring up children. We are very lucky to have a great school and well-established and respected Pre-School, and two of my three have already passed through its doors. I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of the Pre-School committee and help support the staff of such a great village asset.