Pipit Preschool

Ofsted Report: Good

The quality and standards of the early years provision: Good

  • Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Good
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good
  • Outcomes for children: Good

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About Pipit Preschool

Pipit preschool is set in the Eastney area of Portsmouth and is managed by Naval under fives. We have delivered childcare to many wonderful families over the years, helping the children develop and grow to be ready for school. 

We have created a fun and secure place to learn. A place where children can create friendships, be imaginative and have lots of fun. At Pipit preschool we believe that every child is an individual and we adapt all play and learning suited to the child’s needs. We embrace different cultures and nationalities through exploring different events. 


27 Finch Road
Southsea, Portsmouth
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Opening Hours

Mon: 09.15-15.15
Tue: 09.15-15.15
Wed: 09.15-15.15
Thu: 09.15-15.15
Fri: 09.15-15.15

Pipit Preschool Team Members

Lea Ericson-Cox – Pipit Preschool Manager

Childcare is a strong passion of mine to which I believe my dynamic personality thrives. In 2010 I started an apprenticeship and spent the last 9 years in that nursery, gaining more experience and more qualifications which lead to me taking on the role of Room Manager. I am now Manager of Pipit Preschool and am looking forward to taking on new responsibilities and working for Naval Under fives.

There is nothing more satisfying to me than being part of children’s development and watching them grow ready for school. 

Penny – Pipit Preschool Deputy Manager

I am a mother of three boys and a nan to one grandson.  I have been working in childcare since 2003 and for naval under fives since 2011. I have worked in all the settings for the company and have now settled as deputy manager at pipit preschool in Portsmouth. I am qualified to NVQ 3 in early years childcare and education. I am also special Educational Needs Coordinator for the setting I work at. I hold a paediatric first aid certificate along with food hygiene (these are reviewed every 3 years). I enjoy working for Naval Under Fives and find that everyday is different. It is an honour to help the little people learn and grow and I am always sad in July when they graduate to “big” school.