* Good Ofsted 2015 & 2017,
* Excellent range of resources and equipment,
* Low Ratio's 1:3 and 1:6 only setting in North swindon to provide,
* Highly Qualifed Management and staff.
Welcome to Little Pippins !
PEN CLOSE , SWINDON, WILTS, SN25 3LW 01793 495680/ 07879623507
We have spaces avaliable in our Pippins room and Apple room.
We are pleased to announce, in partnership with the Early Years Team we are participating in the 'Swindon Holiday, Activities and Food programme' (HAF). If you are entitled to take part please follow the link above.
Our holiday club is open this Summer period please follow the Orchard Holiday Club link above to register your place.
Our aim at Little Pippin's is to enhance the development and education of children primarily under statutory school age by encouraging parents to understand and provide for the needs of their children through community groups and by:
offering appropriate play, education and care facilities, family learning and extended hours groups, together with the right of parents to take responsibility for and to become involved in the activities of such groups, ensuring that such groups offer opportunities for all children whatever their race, culture, religion, means or ability;
encouraging the study of the needs of such children and their families and promoting public interest in and recognition of such needs in the local areas
instigating and adhering to and furthering the aims and objects of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
Ethos and Mission Statement
Our ethos and vision in the setting is for Little Pippins Preschool is to strive to provide children and their families with a happy, friendly and stimulating environment for the children to learn and flourish and to feel welcomed.
All staff and committee officers have had input into this vision and
have all signed up to this for the children in our care.
We believe that :
Children are active learners; children learn best through play and through providing the children with a wide range of activities and experiences at preschool children begin to experience and learn about the world around them and how to cope with life’s many excitements and challenges.
We recognise that parents are their child’s first educators and as such children have already learned a huge variety of skills at home which we then further build upon within the social environment here at preschool. Open and honest communications between staff and the child’s parents/carers are crucial to help to enhance a child’s education
When children feel happy and secure they are confident to explore and to try out new things. Secure relationships away from parents/carers are crucial to a child’s wellbeing, each child is nurtured as an individual here at preschool and we value and incorporate all aspects of children’s lives, building a strong partnership with community and future schools.
We offer a wide range of educational opportunities tailored to each child’s abilities and provide experiences that enrich each child’s personal, social, emotional, physical, intellectual, cognitive and creative abilities, all underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) following the children lead through in the moment planning.
We are committed to providing positive role models for the children in our care. We advocate a sense of belonging and strive to develop self esteem through; fun, love, respect, teamwork and equality. We celebrate our success with a great pride and we constantly strive for improvement.
It is our intention to make our preschool accessible to children and families from all sectors of the community. All children within the preschool are treated equally regardless of race, religion, culture, language, gender, ability or disability.
Dont Worry Be Happy
NAMING YOUR CHILD'S ITEMS:
Can we please ask that all items brought into the setting are named. It is much easier to send children home with the correct coats, shoes, lunchboxes, tubs etc, if they are clearly named.
USING THE FOOTPATH:
It is very important that parents and carers ALWAYS use the footpaths to access the setting and NOT walk through the carpark. This is to avoid accidents and to teach the children road safety.
We always welcome parents and carers to come and spend a session with us. If you can spare some time to come and play, read and get crafty with us please speak to a member of staff.
USE OF THE CAR PARK:
Please be reminded that the Car Park is only for use by Staff members, Blue Badge holders, that are attending Little Pippins.
This decision has been made to be in line with the Greenmeadow School Rules.
Please avoid bringing in your child's pushchair into the building . Please store in shelter around the side of the building. Pushchairs are not permitted past the reception areas for health and safety reasons.
The Pre-School is open Monday to Friday.
The setting is open for 38 weeks each year. We provide care and education
for young children between the ages of 2 and 4 years, in our preschool and Breakfast and After school provision we care for children aged 4-11 years.
Government Initiative Safeguarding
Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’. Therefore we have a duty of care to the children we care for and have a responsibility to pass on concerns to children social care.
Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.