WHY CHOOSE US
Manager - Foundation Degree in Early Years (Level 5) & Level 3 in Supporting Special Educational Needsis passionate about promoting opportunities and skills to enable children to be confident and resilient.
Assistant Manager - Level 3 NVQis the pre-school mummy and keeps everything running smoothly.
Pre-School Assistant - Level 3 Children & Young People and Level 3 Health & Social Careenjoys spending time with our lovely children, particularly telling and enjoying amazing stories with them!
Pre-School Assistant - NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing
really enjoys reading stories and playing games with small groups of children.
Pre-School Assistant - Level 3 NVQenjoys messy play with our children.
Early Years Assistant - Level 1 Award in Caring for Childrenadores all aspects of watching children learn and grow and is extremely keen to gain more qualifications and experience in working with children.
Senior Pre-School Administrator
runs our office, dealing with all our administrative work.
Pirton Pre-School is based in a modern purpose-built unit benefiting from extensive grounds to the rear which incorporate outdoor climbing equipment and our very own vegetable patch.
Inside the unit there is a central area that has been divided into the following:
Graphics Areato encourage mark making and early attempts at writing
Malleable Materialsincluding play-dough, clay and cooking opportunities
Small-World Playto encourage use of imagination for example using the doll’s house, garage with cars and wooden railway
Role-Play Areato explore different roles and relationships using costumes and props
Water and Sand Playused indoors or outdoors
Creative Areawhere children can paint, use chalk and select various materials to cut, stick and paint and develop their own creative ideas
We are exceptionally well resourced with both small and large construction materials – including large plastic and wooden bricks and construction kits including Mobile. ICT is an integral part of the pupils learning. The children use a variety of software and can choose to work on the standalone computers.
Our specially designed outside area is partially covered allowing pupils to play outside every day. It is a safe and secure environment where the children can observe their surroundings and develop their fine and gross physical motor skills. Activities include a range of wheeled toys, climbing frame, balls, beanbags, tunnels and much more.
The unit benefits from a separate small-group room, kitchen, purpose-built toilets, changing area and office.
Our latest Ofsted Inspection
At our most recent Ofsted inspection in November 2019, we were graded as “Good”. Strengths highlighted by the Inspector include:-
- staff quickly identify and embrace children’s interests and passions, incorporating them into activities that are memorable and relevant to children’s individual progress
- consistent high quality of education
- the dedicated staff plan ambitious activities that focus on children’s individual next steps in learning
- staff create unusual play spaces, helping to trigger children’s creativity and imagination
- children are immersed in a language-rich environment, helping them develop greater skills in speaking and listening