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Accreditation Award - February 2022

We are really pleased to announce that Pilton Pre-school have been awarded 'Early Years Physical Activity' accreditation by the 'Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership' team. We are really proud that we have been recognised for having a quality provision in Physical Activity.

You can see a picture of us being awarded our accreditation in our Gallery.

Grant for Forest School & Yoga

We want to say a huge thank you to the Somerset Community Foundation who awarded Pilton Pre-school with a grant to cover the costs of delivering two Forest School sessions a week and our Yoga sessions too.

 

This is such a positive opportunity to deliver these sessions free of charge to our families. The children really enjoy Forest School and Yoga and the skills they learn from it are invaluable.

You can see some photos of the children enjoying Forest School in our Gallery.

Magic Little Grants 2021 - Forest School training

In July 2021, we received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and Postcode Local Trust.

Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups. Our project received £500 to help with training costs for a member of staff to deliver Forest School sessions within the setting.

The Forest School training has enabled us to lead specific activities and a programme of events that would not have been possible to deliver without a Lv 3 Trained Forest School practitioner. 

There are multiple children who have shown immense growth in their confidence, concentration and problem solving skills as they have been allowed to engage with challenging and exciting experiences such as fire building, cooking on the open fire and tool use, which they otherwise would not have been able to experience within the preschool community without the Forest School Practitioner to lead them. The rich conversations and positive communication environment that forest school promotes has enabled some children with speech and language delay to build their confidence in communicating with both peers and adults. 

As a result of the Forest School programme, the children have experienced greater awareness of the local area through our frequent nature walks. The setting has built stronger community links with other local groups and organisations becoming part of the ‘Pilton Plants’ group and agreeing to open our gates to the community at a future planned event. We have linked up with the ‘Community Fridge’ to encourage saving food waste. We have been provided with plants and crops by local neighbours and families, and we hope to extend our relationship with the local allotments.

We are grateful to Magic Little Grants, Local Giving, Postcode Local Trust and the players of the People's Postcode Lottery for helping us with this project. You can see some photos of the children enjoying Forest School in our Gallery.

Coronavirus Updates

There is a dedicated Department for Education helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

 

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Ofsted Report - January 2018

We are delighted to be able to share the results of our latest Ofsted inspection where we were rated 'Good'.

The report recognises lots of the aspects of Pre-school that we are particularly proud of. You can read the full report on the Ofsted website here.