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’.

Our Aims at 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