(Ages: 2 yrs - 5 yrs)
The teaching ethos in the Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception classes is creative, exciting, varied and hands-on. The girls are encouraged to discover, question and relish their learning in order to gain a solid foundation in every area of learning and become independent pupils.
Our imaginative and colourful classrooms offer a wide range of exciting learning areas including a dedicated story and role- play corner, literacy and numeracy zones, an IT section and areas for investigative and imaginative challenges.
Early Years teachers observe, nurture, extend and develop the girls in an exciting, imaginative and caring environment. This enables teachers to prepare a detailed profile of each child which forms the basis of their future learning. In addition to the class teachers, we have specialised teachers who teach Music, Drama, French Ballet, PE and Games to the Kindergarten and Reception girls.
In our stimulating outdoor learning environment, the girls enjoy exploring the sandpit, the grassy garden, adventure climbing apparatus and water and role-play areas. There is a hard surface for riding bikes, a playhouse and covered space for painting and water-based activities. In addition we have access to our woodland area at Telegraph Hill and the girls enjoy embracing outdoor learning in this wonderful environment.