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Chirton Pips Pre-school would like all children to reach their full potential, to be ready for school and to have an appreciation of the Natural World.

We aim to:

  • provide high quality childcare for children aged between 2 & 5 years

  • provide activities that help children develop to their full potential, focusing on their individual interests and developmental needs.

  • form strong relationships with parents and carers

  • provide the children with a life long love of learning, reading/books and skills through our Forest School sessions and activities we provide

We have:

  • Highly qualified staff

  • A safe, stimulating  and varied environment

  • A key worker system

  • An excellent relationship with Chirton School

  • A Forest School area off site

  • Support from EQUA

  • Staff trained to use the Five to Thrive model & Emotional Coaching



Charter for Play

Children play best when their senses are directly engaged with nature and the elements.......and wheir own ways

Charter for Children's Play


Children play best:

WHEN adults are watchful, but not instructive,

when safe ground lends courage to their discoveries and adventures

WHEN their trust in life is whole,
when they welcome the unknown, and are fearless

WHEN their games are free from adult agendas and
when their transformations require no end product

WHEN their senses are directly engaged
with nature and the elements

WHEN they are free to become gatherers, makers,
and world creators in their own time and in their own ways

WHEN they can play with others and make relationships

WHEN they can play alone, be solitary and private

with others and in their own imaginings

WHEN they can reveal themselves, their joys, sufferings
and concerns without fear or ridicule,
and when mystery and imagination are not denied by fact.


Children need to play - it is an important part of the world that helps to develop the imagination, communication and understanding. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of play, we encourage the children to choose their own activities and support them in that choice by playing with them but not dominating their play, by responding to their interests and life circumstances and by observing them.

'The source of good lies in play'
Friedrick Frobel
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