Little Pilgrims

Age 3 months to 3 years

In Little Pilgrims, the youngest members of our school learn and develop through play, in a happy, safe and vibrant environment. Separated into four distinct rooms, set aside from the main building, the facilities and resources within Little Pilgrims have been specifically designed to support each stage of your child’s development. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, our dedicated and highly qualified team work together to plan, organise, observe and record your child’s progress and achievements throughout the year.

Let them be happy and safe

Getting to know each other is a priority. We want to learn as much as possible about your child and their routine. We offer play visits before your child joins us so you can meet your key person – an invaluable way to establish relationships, develop confidence and help your child through the initial stages of settling in.

Let them explore and discover

Digging in the mud kitchen to finding the ingredients for a pie, discovering what you can see from the top of our look-out tower or exploring the meadows to find out what creatures live there.

Let them be curious and creative

Turning a page to find out what happens next, stepping into jelly and exploring the sensation between your toes or becoming an astronaut and flying to the moon in a rocket.

Throughout the day, the children will have access to a wide range of activities such as role play, art and craft, design and make, together with timetabled sessions for swimming (Kindergarten only), music and forest school.

To make things easier for parents, we supply all nappies, wipes and suncream and the cost is included in the session fee. Our school meals are prepared freshly each day in our school kitchen; special dietary requirements are catered for and we also offer pureed weaning foods for your baby.

Nursery Grant Funding: Pilgrims School currently offers the 15 hour ‘universal’ funding and a booklet detailing how this is applied can be requested through our Registrar.  Please note that we will not be offering the additional 15 hours funding which came into effect in September 2017.

Sessions and availability

Little Pilgrims is open between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Parents can choose from the following session timings (minimum of 3 sessions per week required). Parents can also choose between the Pilgrims term time (approximately 35 weeks per year) and the Annual term (approximately 46 weeks per year). Fees for each session can be found on our fees page.

Session times:

  • Morning 8:00 am to 12 noon – includes breakfast and a snack
  • Afternoon 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – includes a snack and a hot tea
  • Full day 8:00 am to 6:00 pm – includes breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and a hot tea
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