Welcome to Pinvin Pre-school’s online family, where we want to support both you and your child in feeling safe and loved, gaining confidence and helping to grow their own curiosity of the world.
We understand that starting pre-school is a very important milestone for you and your child, both an exciting yet sometimes daunting time and want to work with you to make this a home-from-home environment.
At Pinvin Community Preschool we have adopted both Danish Hygge approach and The Curiosity Approach to address the decline in children’s mental health, particularly in light of COVID-19. The basis of these combined approaches is about creating a sense of togetherness, warmth, nurture and imagination. We are passionate about getting outdoors every day and believe in the benefits to children wholeheartedly.
We believe children learn best when following their own unique interests and this is why we strive to understand your children and explore their interests with them. We have a fluid planning process where we incorporate your child's fascinations with their next steps of learning to create a stimulating environment for them to learn and explore the world.
Pinvin Community Pre-school was established back in 1992, when local lady, Sue, was trying to find child care for her own family, after not finding anything suitable she set up a small playgroup running from a shed. Over the years Pinvin Community Pre-school has evolved and moved from a mother and toddler group to where we are today.
Each academic year we like to focus on specific areas to develop within the setting, this year our main focuses will be:
- Nurturing the mental health of the children with the adoption of the Danish Hygge approach which encompasses cosiness, warmth, family and the wonders of nature.
- Promoting physical activity through daily nature walks, music, movement and yoga.
- Promoting literacy in early years through a parent partnership scheme.
As the year progresses and the children’s’ needs and interests are discovered, additional focuses will be added to the program.
Pinvin Community Pre-school is a registered charity (700766), overseen by a committee of elected parents who support the manager and her team in the short and long-term goals of the pre-school. We are Ofsted registered (205324), and follow the Early years foundation stage curriculum (EYFS).
We run from the heart of the village in Pinvin Memorial Hall directly opposite Pinvin first school surrounded by an abundance of local walks and natural resources to explore. Although we are a pack-away setting we are very lucky to be the main user of the building, the hall offers us flexibility in how we can adapt the environment for individual children and our location allows us to explore the local community with ease.
It is our belief that for children to feel safe and secure they need to be supported in building their resilience to cope with modern life. Outdoor learning is our passion so what better way to slow down and take note of what is around us than being together and sharing in this exploration. To be together in the moment sharing knowledge, feeling and curiosities.
Once children learn to be inquisitive and have their ideas respected and valued, they grow in confidence and resilience.
We are here to support all areas of their learning against the Early Years Foundation Stage and to also support you with the challenging role of raising children in a fast-paced world.
Contact us now to book your virtual tour and reserve your place.
Office@pinvinpreschool.org 01386 553600
Bobby and the team.
Autumn Term 2020
Monday 7th September to
Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November to
Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January to
Friday 12th February
Monday 22nd February to
Thursday 1st April
Summer Term 2020
Monday 19th April to
Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June to
Friday 16th July