Welcome to Pirton Pre-School

Fun, laughter and learning

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

Our History

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.


“We were hugely impressed with how our keyworker and SENCo have taken on the speech and language development for our child. Clear action plans were constantly shared with us as parents.”

“I cannot thank you enough for all you do. Your ideas, ways of teaching, games, stories and discipline are absolutely spot on! I’ve had another child at Pirton Pre-School and it’s a really wonderful setting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

“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!”

“Thank you all for creating such a wonderful, safe and explorative place for the little ones.”

“Thank you for everything you have done to give our child such an amazing pre-school journey. Thanks to you all he is very ready for the move up to school.”

“I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better pre-school for our child. Her confidence has grown so much and that’s definitely thanks to all of you! Thank you so much.”

Pirton Pre-School, High Street, Pirton, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 3PS