Pinvin Pre School

Nurturing hearts and minds
on a path of possibilities 

Your Child's Development

The Early Years Foundation Stage

At Pinvin Community Pre-school we are committed to delivering the EYFS Curriculum and working towards the four overarching principles;

A Unique Child - Every child is unique who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable and self-assured.

Positive Relationships - Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments - Children learn and develop well in enabling environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and carers.

Learning and Development - Children learn and develop in different ways.

Areas of Learning and Development

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  •  Literacy     Mathematics   Understanding the World     Expressive Arts and Design

Characteristics of learning

All children are unique  and learn in different ways. At Pinvin Community Pre-school we ensure we provide many different activities and opportunities for all the children so they can play to learn and learn to play.

The Characteristics are;

Playing and Exploring - Finding out and exploring, playing with what they know, and being willing to have a go.

Active Learning - Being involved and concentrating, keep on trying and enjoying and achieving what they set out to do.

Creating and Thinking Critically - Having their own ideas, making links, choosing ways to do things.


All pre-school children attending Pinvin pre-school have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

We use Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers.  These servers confirm to very high environmental standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day. 

Each Tapestry account has its own database and the code itself is developed using hack-resistant techniques.  Filenames are encoded for uploaded, videos and images, making Tapestry a safe and secure on-line Learning Journey tool.  The benefits to yourselves from Tapestry being on-line means you will have secure access (via a website which you login to using your email address and a password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

Pinvin Pre-school have their own secure Tapestry website, which once you have provided the pre-school with an e-mail address we will be able to set you up with an account.  We will also give you detailed information on how to view/use your child’s Learning Journey.  If you do not have access to e-mail your child is still able to have an online Learning Journey which you can access through the use of pre-school computer equipment during specific dates throughout the year.  It is also possible to provide print outs of the Learning Journeys, each child will receive a CD with their Learning Journey on at the end of their time with us.

Join us in documenting the wonderful journey your child is about to embark on.


Early years help hub

For all your Information for family support or help, financial or advice click on the text above to visit the website  

If you wish to purchase the pre school uniform then please speak to Hana or Heather to place an order

Click on the text above for our latest Ofsted report.

The local first school's website.

"The Early Years team works with early years and childcare settings* in Worcestershire to ensure all children access high quality early years education and care to support individual children to achieve their maximum potential in learning and development."

"The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service provides evidence based services that anticipate and respond to the needs of children and young people who experience speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties in Worcestershire and beyond."

"I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world."

"Tapestry, The Early Years Online Learning Journal from The Foundation Stage Forum."