Welcome to the Pip and Jim’s Preschool website. Founded in 1974, Pip and Jim’s is a community-based playgroup based in Cheltenham. We provide a safe and happy learning environment for children from the age of 2 years. We provide a variety of ‘learning through play’ activities and have an informal education policy, which aims to meet the six early learning goals to prepare children for full-time education.

“Staff are particularly effective in following children’s ongoing and changing interests. This enables them to engage children as they play and enhance learning experiences “ Ofsted 2014

“Children are very settled in the pre-school. They confidently follow well-established routines and they play well together, demonstrating positive social skills“ Ofsted 2014

“Staff use circle times effectively to support older children in preparing for their move into school reception classes” Ofsted 2014

“Staff make good reference to letters, sounds and numbers. As a result, they enhance children’s early literacy and mathematical development in readiness for school” Ofsted 2014

“Children show good levels of confidence and self-motivation, in this friendly and welcoming environment” Ofsted 2014

“All children are able to freely access the outdoor area for much of the session so that they have plenty of opportunity for physical activity and fresh air” Ofsted 2014

“Children receive good continuity in their care and learning” Ofsted 2014

We are a committee led, not-for-profit charity. We ask parents/carers to join our committee and take responsibility for matters such as finance, appointment of staff and help with fundraising.