Girls can join the Pre School the term before their third birthday. Our youngest pupils enjoy a stimulating environment, beautiful grounds and well-resourced buildings. By learning through play, children are encouraged to develop a love of learning that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
We provide the children with adventure, stability, security and the confidence to express themselves. Last year, Pre School and Preparatory achieved the highest rating available in our latest ISI Inspection Report.
The gate opens at 7.30 for all children in the Pre School age pupils. The children benefit from free flow activities and have access to the playground throughout the day . The activities provided are engaging, stimulating and enable purposeful play. We use the Cornerstones curriculum to enhance the EYFS curriculum and we also follow the children’s interest and plan activities based on individual needs.
Fresh water is available and the children are encouraged to drink throughout the day. Breakfast is on offer from 8.30 each morning.
“The overall effectiveness of the Early Years provision is outstanding” – ISI Report 2016
The morning activities commence around 9.30. Staff complete focused activities and observations on the children. The children have outside play every morning, where they can ride bikes, scooters, play in the mud kitchen or in the trim trail.
Lunchtime commences from 11.30am. The children are given a well-balanced meal, catering to each child’s dietary requirements.
From 12.30pm the younger children will have a sleep, which will take place in their rooms, on sleep mats and sheets laid out on the floor. The older children will have a story time followed by outdoor play.
At 3.30pm the children are led into the Nursery dining hall for their afternoon tea, which consists of crumpets, sandwiches, sausage rolls, pizzas and fruit. Milk is also offered to each child. The remainder of the day is devoted to free play, outside play and children’s choice. The parents arrive at various times up to 6pm to collect their children.
Pre School has an additional Early Years teacher who delivers maths and phonics sessions on a daily basis to further enhance the children’s learning.
All children have the use of:
- Allocated weekly time slots for library time, where they have access to an early year’s section.
- A full equipped gymnasium (for soft play activities, hoops, balls, etc)
- A large playing field