Pilton Pre-school was established in 1966 (as Pilton Playgroup) and operates in the Methodist Chapel rooms alongside the chapel. It is set in the picturesque village of Pilton in Somerset which is easily accessible from the surrounding towns and villages of Glastonbury, West Pennard, North Wootton and Shepton Mallet to name but a few.
Our key Philosophy is: “We believe that each and every child is unique, special and full of potential.” Therefore we strive to inspire in all a sense of: Confidence, Creativity, Critical thinking, Compassion, Character & Community.
In following our aims we hope that children at Pilton Pre-school will develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others; develop a sense of well-being and develop positive dispositions to lifelong learning. Most importantly we want children to have lots of fun as they fulfil their potential and become confident, capable learners.
We have strong links with the community and local schools, thus ensuring that children have a very grounded, friendly and gentle introduction to spending time away from the family environment.
We are a Charity and Committee run organisation which is managed by a small and dedicated team of staff. The voluntary management committee is made up of parents and carers who work closely with the Pre-school Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the pre-school offering support where needed.
We are registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and comply with statutory requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS 2012). Our membership of the Pre-School Learning Alliance ensures we are constantly in touch with new thinking in the field of child education and care.
Our setting boasts a huge range of resources and equipment – both tailor made and recycled/reclaimed – which are used to promote all areas of learning across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
We strongly believe in promoting Healthy Active Lifestyles and particularly pride ourselves on the excellent outdoor space we have available for sole use. We encourage a healthy attitude towards being outdoors, being busy and getting involved in the community.