In our pre-school, children aged from 3 up to school age are gradually prepared for the transition to school by our high calibre early years professionals. With a high ratio of 1 qualified practitioner to every 8 preschoolers, children are now more able, independent, self-confident and mobile. They therefore benefit from some of the larger and more advanced equipment, which includes both indoor and extensive outdoor facilities.
Preschoolers continue to thrive through a huge range of planned activities, covering all aspects of the EYFS curriculum, as well as through free play with their peers. Indeed, many friendships are made and these will also stand them in good stead once they leave us to begin school around the age of 5.
As they approach school age, we ensure that they’re achieving personal bests in every area of their learning and development and that all areas of the EYFS have been amply covered by the time they leave us. As well as cognitive skills, physical skills, social skills and skills like good communication, children will also now be confident in aspects of self-care and aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Children’s growing knowledge, understanding, skills and journey with us is reflected in a personal journal that we keep for every child. Here, their learning and development milestones will have been recorded both at the nursery/pre-school and, with parents’ input, at home too. They leave us ‘school-ready’.