Pinvin Pre School

Nurturing hearts and minds
on a path of possibilities 

What have we been up to?

The lion cubs are the youngest of our children here at Pinvin and we have successfully implemented their own room called the 'den'.

This new space has allowed us to really help and support the children with their transition into pre-school and enable us to get to know them really well and meet their individual needs. Please don't worry though the lion cubs will also join the older children during certain times of the day for fun and games!

The older children in the setting are known as the

 'Eager Elephants'.

This term we will be focusing on 'What is a team?' and the importance of working together, we will explore this through group activities, our family home challenge and going out to the local community. We will also be looking at transition and change as we prepare for the next step in the children's learning journey, entering school, we will have lots of fun activities planned with the Pinvin federation to help settle the children.

This term we will continue with our additional forest school session on a Monday, please see our outdoor learning page for more details on this fabulous learning environment. Don't forget we now offer hot lunches which can be taken at First school, menus will be issued the first week back. We look forward to another exciting term, following the child's interests, goodness knows where this could lead!

Key Person

  •  A key person has special responsibility for a set amount of children.
  • A key person will ensure that your child’s needs are recognised and met at each session.


  • To help your child settle into the setting smoothly, helping them to integrate into the group.
  • To be a point of contact so we are able to discuss and support both the child and family.
  • To provide emotional needs to your child and to ensure the child’s race, culture, religion,    language and family values are being met.
  • To observe, keep records and monitor the child’s progress and talking and encouraging parents to participate in their child’s development.
  • To feed-back information that might be important to parents or any worries the key worker has come across.
  • To work in conjunction with the parents in a statutory and professional manner.


  1. Shadow the children throughout the session.
  2. Only work with the key children they have been given.
  3. Prevent other adults from developing a relationship with the key children they have been given.

Sometimes it may be that your child’s Key Person has changed, this may be due to a change in staff or your child’s days, or that we have identified that your child needs support in a specific area that another person may be more equipped to help and support.

The Importance of Mark making

Mark making is the very start of your child's writing journey, you can provide many mark making opportunities at home such as drawing in flour, traditional materials such as paint, pens, crayons or even water. Remember your child needs to master gross movements before they can hold a pencil so big is better! Please ask the team for more ideas.

Maths at Home

Numbers, numbers everywhere! A love of maths can start at a very early age from noticing numbers in the environment, simple counting activities and number rhymes. Why not try simple activities at home such as counting the stairs as you climb them at bedtime, going on a number hunt whilst doing the shopping, give your child a clipboard in the supermarket and let them tick off the different numbers or colours they see!