Ivington Church of England Primary School

Ivington CofE Primary and Pre-school

Reaching together... stand firm in your faith, be courageous and strong - 1 Corinthians 16:13

Pre-school (Saplings)

Ivington Pre-school


Ivington Pre-school, formerly Ivington Early Days has been located in the community room for nearly 20 years.  In January 2016 it came under the umbrella of the Primary School. 


The Pre-school staff promote the Christian values that underpin school life.  The values are promoted through discussion , circle-time and day to day routines.  Children are taught to play fairly, through sharing , turn taking and working together.  They are taught to look after each other, the toys and the environment.  They build relationships with adults and peers based on trust, respect and tolerance.  We participate in special services, such as the Harvest Festival, with the School.


The Pre-school welcome all children from the age of 2 - 4 years old.  Younger children learn from watching and joining in with older children and the older children develop skills in helping others. 


The experienced team of staff are led by Kirsty Haile who has:

  • NVQ Level 3 Early Years
  • Foundation Degree Early Years


The Pre-school provide a programme of activities guided by the EYFS and informed by regular observation and assessment of the children.  Information on the EYFS can be found in the documents:

  • “Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework”.    The document provides information about the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in nurseries and schools and can be found at
  • Further guidance can be found in the document “What to expect, when?” and can be downloaded from the website


The Pre-school is currently open term time only but children can be booked into the School run holiday clubs.  Opening times are 8.30 to 3.30 Monday to Friday with wrap around care, 7.55 to 5.30, provided for children 3 years and above.