About Hurstpierpoint Pre-School
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   About Hurstpierpoint Pre-School  

Hurstpierpoint Pre-School provides care and education for young children between the ages of 2½ and 5 years old. We first opened to the children of the local community in 1967! Manager Carey Tighe, started in 1997 and has seen many children come and go, including her own! Learn more about our staff team.

The pre-school is registered with OFSTED and on our last inspection in 2008 was awarded an overall 'Good'. The full report can be read here.

Hurstpierpoint Pre-School is a UK Registered Charity, registration no. 1023326. It is run by a Management Committee consisting of volunteers, usually parents. For more on our Committee, see here.

We encourage parents to join in with pre-school life, perhaps helping out in sessions or at fundraising events like our annual Fun Day, or by joining the Committee. We also get involved with local events and community groups, like the St Lawrence Fair and the Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society. This partnership with parents and the community is really important to us and contributes to a varied, fun and educational experience for our children.

Hurstpierpoint Pre-School opening times:-

  • Open for 38 weeks of the year (closed during school holidays).
  • Open 5 days of the week, Monday to Friday.
  • We offer sessional day care between:-
        9.00am to 12.00pm Monday to Friday
        12.30pm to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday
  • We offer an optional Lunch Club daily between 12.00pm and 12.30pm.


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Hurstpierpoint Pre-School Aims

  • To ease the transition from home and family and provide an environment that celebrates individuality and diversity.
  • To widen the children’s world by providing a range of stimulating resources and equipment.
  • To encourage creativity and independence through constructive, child led play.
  • To allow play without interruption and encourage positive, caring relationships.
  • To enlarge the children’s vocabulary and develop communication skills.
  • To acknowledge individual interests and celebrate the child’s early years.
  • To involve families in the pre-school and have an ‘open door’ policy.

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Hurstpierpoint Pre-School Policies

Descriptions of our Policies will be listed here soon.

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