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, Thursday 26th May & Monday 6th June

Additional Day in lieu of Jubilee Bank Holiday: Friday 27th May

Term dates 2022/23

Autumn Term 2022

Thursday 1st September – Wednesday 21st December

Half term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October
Inset Days: Thursday 1st September, Friday 2nd September & Monday 28th November
Occasional Day: Friday 25th November

Spring Term 2023

Thursday 5th January – Friday 31st March

Half term: Monday 13th – Friday 17th February
No Inset Days

Summer Term 2023

Monday 17th April – Friday 21st July

Half term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May
Inset Days: Monday 17th April & Friday 26th May

Inset Days in 2022/23 are provisional and may be subject to change

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.

Our Committee

Anne Fryer


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.

Sarah Dyer


Having moved to Pirton in 2021, I am delighted that we have found a village that is home to a friendly, welcoming and dedicated pre-school.

I am a mum to two children. My daughter Ivy, who is 3, currently attends the pre-school and we intend our son Ernie to start when he is 2.

Before becoming a mum, I worked in H&S and Crisis Management and spent many years of my adult life working in different countries overseas. This now, of course, seems a distant memory living in Pirton, where I work at home alongside being a mum to my children.

Andrew Prynn


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.

Samantha Stanton


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.

Autumn Pritchard-Barrett


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.

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