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 and on the 4th October 2023 gained "OUTSTANDING" status by Ofsted
 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.

Pingawings Preschool is A NUT FREE SETTING 


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Meet The Pingawings Team


Janet – Manager

Qualification- BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and Education

Responsible for :-Safeguarding , Health and Safety,

Paediatric First Aid      Safe guarding level 2     key worker with Yellow group one to one support 


Nikki – Deputy Manager

Qualification – NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education

Responsible for :- Special Educational Needs (SENCO) Pre-school Transition to Primary School, Deputy safeguarding Officer

Paediatric First Aid            Key worker  RED group

Safe guarding level 2


Emma – Early Years Teacher

Qualifications – Early Years Professional Status

Responsible for:- ENCO and PICO

Paediatric First Aid            Key worker  GREEN group

Safe guarding level 1


Leanne  - Early Years Practitioner

Qualifications :- level 3 in childcare and education

 Responsible for:-  - keyworker Yellow group

Paediatric First Aid - safeguarding level 1

Claire – Early Years Practitioner

Qualifications :-  level 3 in Childcare and Education

Responsible for :- key worker BLUE group 1

Paediatric First Aid – Safe guarding level 1


Maureen – Early Years Practitioner

Qualifications – NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing

Responsible for :- Support key worker BLUE groups

Safe guarding level 1 - First Aid

Sandra – Early Years Practitioner

Qualifications :- Level 3 Childcare and Education

Responsible for :- Support key worker for Red and Green groups

Paediatric First Aid – Safe guarding level 1




Eli – Early Years Practitioner

Qualification :-  level 2 Early Years childcare and education

Responsible for : -  key worker for Blue group 2

Safe guarding level 1 - Paediatric first Aid

Jorja - Early years Apprentist

working towards level 2 

working with blue groups 1 and 2

safeguarding level 1 


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