“Our mission is to provide the opportunity for children to develop to the full through play with creative and imaginative activities within a happy and secure atmosphere.”
Pinner Parish Pre-School is a long established and popular nondenominational Pre-School in the heart of Pinner Village.
As a registered charity we are not motivated by financial gain but only to achieve the objectives set out in our Mission Statement and aims.
Pinner Parish Pre-School aims to:
• provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age;
• work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
• add to the life and well-being of its local community; and
• offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
The History of Pinner Parish Pre-School
Pinner Parish Pre-School was formed in 1966 by a group of parents to serve the children of Pinner. Over the years it has progressed and is still managed by a volunteer parent committee alongside a team of highly qualified and experienced staff nearly 50 years on.
As a community based setting, we are members of the Pre-School Learning Alliance, and as such all parents are regarded as members who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
• valued and respected;
• kept informed;
• involved; and
• included at all levels.
We are a registered charity managed by a volunteer Parent / Teacher Committee and as such depend on the goodwill of parents and their involvement for the continued success of Pinner Parish Pre-school. Membership carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment. This is the basis of the 'mutuality' that characterises a Pre-School Learning Alliance member setting.
The Management Committee is formed by parents and teachers who handle the finances, fundraising, some of the Pre-School’s administration and the organization of regular coffee mornings and fun events. The Committee and staff work hand-in-hand to ensure the efficient running of the Pre-School.
Why send your child to Pinner
• A caring and nurturing environment in which your child can thrive.
• Fully qualified, friendly, caring and experienced staff.
• Well established.
• Free places for children over 3 years old.
• Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
• Registered as a charity and therefore children’s needs are first, not profit.
• A setting that invites you to get involved in your child’s education.
• Warm and welcoming for children and parents alike.
• Excellent links with the community and local schools.
• Large and spacious setting with purpose built outdoor activities.
What our parents say...
“We love Pinner Parish Pre-School, it's like home from home! It is run so beautifully by all the amazing committee who are fantastic!”
“We enjoyed visiting pre-school before we started and the welcome we received as well as the fun but calm atmosphere reassured us that we had picked the best Pre-School. My son loves Pre-School, the other children and the wonderful teachers.”
“We are very appreciative of the support our son has been given at Pre-School”.
About the Sessions
The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in small and large group activities led by staff. These introduce children to new experiences, teaching skills and helping them to learn to work with others (this might be singing nursery rhymes, storytelling with puppets or completing an assort course).
9.15 to 11.00 Free play
Our fully qualified and experienced staff supports the children whilst they play.
9.45 to 10.45 Snack (served during free play)
Children learn independence as they help to serve and then enjoy a healthy snack of fresh fruit and vegetables and a cup of water/milk. (We have a parent/fruit rota and expect parents/carers to help out one morning a half term. The children love to have their Mum or carer come in and help with the snack and activities.)
11.30 to 12.15 OUTDOOR PLAY & SONGTIME
Separated into two groups the children take turns to complete an obstacle course on the large equipment, play outside and join in with some circle songs.
12.15 to 12.45pm LUNCH
The children bring their lunch box and sit down to share this with their friends for an additional £4.00.
12.45 to 2.30 Afternoon session Monday -Thursday
Fun and play session with focus on literacy and numeracy activities.