Pippin Pre-School

About Us

Our History
Pippin Pre-School was established in the 1960s. We began as a morning playgroup and have evolved into a busy pre-school offering a full day of wraparound care (7:30am-6:00pm, 5 days a week). We have been in our current building since April 2015, which was purpose built to meet the growing need for childcare places in the local community.

About Pippin Pre-School
We offer Pre-School education for children aged 2 to 4 years. The maximum number of children per session is 60. We offer children the opportunity to learn through play in a stimulating and nurturing environment. We also offer a breakfast and after school club facility for children attending both Pippin Pre-School and Roecroft Lower School. Although we are located on the same site as Roecroft Lower School, we are a separate organisation. We liaise closely throughout the year which assists in a smooth transition to ‘big school’.

Ofsted
We were awarded a good rating during our recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018.

Aims of Pippin Pre-School
To enhance the development and education of each child during their pre-school years in an atmosphere of care and acceptance
To provide a safe and secure play environment
To encourage children’s social interaction with their peers and help them to develop relationships of trust with other adults
To develop our relationship with local lower schools in order to achieve a smooth transition from to school