About Us... 

Pingawings Pre-school was established in 1985, it was firstly known as Mossy Lea Playgroup based at Mossy Lea Village Hall, Wrightington. Over the years the parents who ran the playgroup became qualified with child care qualifications and the playgroup was then Ofsted. In the late 1990’s the playgroup changed it’s name to “Pingawings Pre-school”. In 2006 the pre-school moved to Tunley UR Church hall, Mossy Lea Rd, Wrightington. This move allowed the pre-school to have a room of their own and a secure outside play area, surrounded by rural countryside it is the perfect setting to be involved in nature and the local environment
 The pre-school manager and leaders are qualified and registered with Ofsted, all are police checked; hold their first aid and food hygiene certificates. Special training has been attended for special educational needs and child protection awareness. We also welcome parents/carers who wish to help out and ask some parents to visit us to help with a specific theme or topic.
 Pingawings is registered with Ofsted and therefore can apply for funding for two, three and four year olds where applicable. To do this we have to provide a wide range of learning through play with activities designed to promote all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
Ofsted inspects the Pre-school and the report is displayed on the parent’s notice board and via the Internet. The pre-school is also a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
The pre-school has been awarded "The Lancashire Quality Award" 2017-2020
 We are open from 8 am to 4.15 pm each day during term time. We accept children from 2 years to 5 years old, for a minimum of two sessions a week. We serve a mid morning snack and drink and have a maximum of 32 children in any one session.
We request that parents/carers provide a pack lunch.
Children do not have to be out of nappies or toilet trained before they start preschool.


Further information... 

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Meet The Pingawings Team

Janet Marsh -  Manager
BTEC Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development .
Behaviour Management
Safe Guarding officer
First Aid - First Response and Pediatric First Aid  
Food Hygiene Level 2
Safeguarding Level 1 and 2

Nikki Hart - Deputy Manager

NVQ 3 Childcare Learning and Development 



First Aid - Paediatric First Aid

Safe Guarding level 1 and 2

Pre-school Transition coordinator 


Sarah Wilson - Early Years Practitioner

BTEC Level 3 in Children's care, learning and development.

Paediatric First Aid

Safe Guarding Level 1

Food Hygiene Level 1 


Lynne Ashcroft - Early Years Practitioner

Teaching Assistant level 3

Paediatric First Aid

Health and Safety 

Safe Guarding level 1

Food Hygiene level 1

Sandra Davies -Early Years Practitioner

N.V.Q. level 3 Early Years Care and Eduacation

Paediatric First Aid

Safe Guarding Level 1