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We aim to be the best place for children, so we have asked the experts - their parents what they think about us. All this ... to make sure they think the same ... and they really do!

Messages from parents


I can't tell you enough how great we think Pips is! You all do such an AMAZING job with the little ones and really help them become strong, kind, independent little human beings.  

July 2022

Forest School Family Picnic & Leavers 
18 July 2022

Great leavers Picnic / Forest School.  First time I have visited the forest, and it is a brilliant space for all the children.

The teachers are all welcoming and we have had a fab morning.  Would Recommend this to any future parents.

We enjoyed a magical morning in the woods.  So relaxed and great to see R in his Forest School setting.  He was so excited to have us with him.

Thank you for a lovely morning

We've had a lovely morning in the woods. It's been great to see how the children play together and the different activities they get to do.  It's also been lovely to join in with them.

Thank you for a perfect time.

We had such a lovely morning at the leavers Picnic.  So many fab activities to choose from.

Thank you for having us, we will miss you all.

Parents Evening - July'22

E adores his time at Pips, he talks about you, all the time at home.  He loves going to Forest School and spending time outside.  Thank you for being so wonderful and supportive.

July '22

Thank you for everything.  H has progressed so well.  He has loved his time at pre-school.


H has attended since March 2021 and been the happiest little boy ever since.  As a mother I couldn't be happier with his development and adjustment to the extra days before the end of term which shows his ability to be resilient.

We will miss Pips a huge amount as they have really supported H in his time here and have been a wonderful 'family' at school.  It is very comforting to know that H will still have a relationship with Pips when at 'Big School.'


Sports Day Thank you

Thank you for organising such a wonderful Sports Day.  It was great to see everyone having so much fun and to hear so much laughter, particularly from the children after such a turbulent time.  June'22

Messages from Parents '21

So much wonderful learning and one little girl who was still excited about her day when we got home from work at 6pm and couldn't wait to tell us all about. 
She is so happy at Pips!
March 2021

The best of magical worlds, thank you Pips! E had another wonderful day!
March 2021

E had the best day!! He hasn't stopped
talking about you all!
March 2021

We are very proud of how K has got on. Tina has been a great Key Worker. K loves the outdoors and Chirton Pips has been a fantastic setting for him.

He will be sad to leave.

T has had an amazing experience at Chirton Pips over the past 2 years.  Im just sad that he missed so much during Lockdown.  He has learnt so much and really grown into an amazing little boy. Penny has been so supportive throughout and I know he will miss her and all of the other teachers! xxx

June 2021

Leavers Parents Evening
June 2021

Wow! Thank you Pips for all your love and support.  F has just grown in confidence and I couldn't be prouder of him.  He arrives happy and full of excitement for the day.  I'm sure all the skills F has learnt will help carry through to his next chapter of starting Primary school and that's thanks to the Pips Family.

June 2021

Parents Focus Meeting Comments - Winter 2020

Thank you for giving E such wonderful learning experiences and memories but most of all thank you for making her feel loved, valued, safe and happy
January 2020

Really  pleased that J has settled in so well.  He loves his Forest School day and happily chats about what he has been doing at home.  We have noticed the new songs he is singing at home.
January 2020

It's always great to have the opportunity to sit down and chat about the boys progress.   Lovely to hear how well they're both doing academically and on a personal/ character level. It is so important to me to  know that they are growing and  learning on a 'life skill' level and with the way they interact and communicate with all those around them.  In some way I believe that's more important than the curriculum side of education.

Thank you so much for your time and care with the boys, they've really learnt so much.


Forest School - Leavers session

A very special time surrounded by very special people.

It has truly been a magical time for A, from beginning to end.  A has enjoyed every day she has attended, has made wonderful friends and the staff have encourage her to grow and shine.  There isn't a better place a young child could be for development and happiness.


Thank you for the most magical leavers session. T really enjoyed showing me this little paradise.

We have loved coming to Pips.  Thank you for all your support in settling T in.

July '20

The leavers session was a perfect chilled ending to I's amazing journey in Pre-school.  Thank you for everything especially helping I to potty train.


Family Day in the Woods July'19

Today has been such a fantastic morning, not just for O, but W also! They've thoroughly enjoyed themselves running around the trees.

You guys always make our visits so special, putting so much effort into making it an eventful and welcoming time.  Thank you.


To lovely Chirton Pips,

What will we do without you?

Our family have been with you for three and a half years and I can't think of a place I would rather they be.  You have helped them to be confident in who they are.

Forest School has been so wonderful.  Nature at its' best.  It's rare these days for children to run around a space like this so freely and safely.

I just love it.  Thank you so much


Thank you all so much for a fabulous time today in the woods - the most perfect end to H's pre-school experience.

H has grown in confidence and beams when she comes into school.  Thank you to you all for helping H become the happy girl she is.  We will miss you all.   July'19

It has been a lovely last day in the woods for A, and his Daddy had his first day!  Dad has been very impressed with how fabulous the children are, and how well behaved they all are.  You all do such a great job and A is going to be really sad to say Goodbye - as are we, his last year here has flown by.  I only wish he had, had his first year here to.


Thank you Chirton Pips for making my little boy who he is.  He has always been so happy here and you are such a fabulous team supporting families as much as the children.

Thank you.

July '19

Parents Evening - July'19

I am so pleased with H's progress at her time at Pips.  The staff have always been so supportive and encouraged her every step on the way.  Thank you all so much for providing H with a positive creative, magical environment where she has blossomed.


My daughter is always buzzing with excitement when she leaves pre-school, what wonderful memories she is creating with you.  Thank-you!

January 2018

Thank you so much for nurturing and supporting M.  She has felt happy and loved and is so enthusiastic about learning.

We have loved seeing all of M's work and how it has developed over the past year.  Simply Amazing!


..."I know how much they care and help our children. My children love coming to pre-school, they love everything. There is always a friendly face waiting for you every day, they are also so helpful and supportive. My daughter has had a few problems and without the support from the pre-school I don't know how I would of coped. They are always willing to help. It's like another part of our family." ...


..."We love how we are encouraged to be involved in our children's pre-school experience, from stay & play sessions, to Facebook updates. We always know we are welcome as a family.

Staff at the pre-school have an energy and focus that motivates all around them.

The equipment, classroom and garden have an amazing selection of well chosen, maintained and loved aspects to them. Our children talk every day about something they have really enjoyed participating in."....


" I would like to thank you for all your hard work, support, and encouragement that you have given me during the Pre-school months.  I learned a lot, had so much fun and always came home full of enthusiasm and stories to tell."

July 17

..."I feel I am always properly informed with events, progerss with my boys. I have seen a lovely change in them." ...

July '17

..."Chirton Pips is a great place for every child, would highly recommend it!"...


..."I have been very impressed at the passion and enthusiasm of staff and commitee members to make the pre-school the very best it can be.

I am confident that when I leave my daughter that she is recieving high quality care, learning and socially developed.

Chirton Pips has become a part of her and she would be here every day if she could!" ...


" Thank you for all the memory's.

I have the best teacher's ever."

July 17

" The setting is fabulous - very child friendly and natural.  Plenty of opportunity to allow the imagination to flow.  There is plenty of space to let go of any energy.  The staff are wonderful, kind, patient and friendly and are able to treat each child as an individual, helping them develop into their own confident, happy person."

July 17

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