Academic: Qualities for learning

Early Years

We believe learning should be a journey of exploration

Our highly motivated and experienced Early Years team use the Early Years Framework to deliver a child-centered, stimulating curriculum. Our small classes enable us to focus on your daughter as an individual so we can develop an individualised programme of study that follows her curiosity, needs and particular interests.

Careful planning ensures your daughter experiences a balance of child initiated learning and adult directed tasks throughout the day which build her skills and understanding.

Pupils are inspired by their learning at school and often take their learning further, replicating and building on activities at home.

Throughout their time in the Early Years Hub, the girls develop the key early reading, writing and mathematical skills, which are the building blocks for a solid educational foundation. Alongside academic learning, our Nursery and Reception girls enjoy a wide variety of different opportunities to play and explore freely in the indoor and outdoor environment. Whether making cakes with playdough, building castles for dinosaurs, creating coloured bubbly potions or taking part in a pretend tea party, every day brings new opportunities.

Weekly sessions from specialist staff in PE, dance, swimming, French, music and Forest Schools allow the girls to develop their motor skills and express their creativity. Alongside cooking, art and STEM sessions, the girls have plenty to discover as they try their hand at new things.

Our Nursery girls attend a minimum of six sessions across the week and there is always the flexibility to extend. With so much to choose from, many of our parents opt for their daughter to attend full time. Our wraparound care is available from 8:00am until 6:00pm each day to provide peace of mind for working parents and there is no need to book in advance.

“In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), almost all children reach their learning goals and often exceed them. They become independent, responsible, confident and assured, because they are frequently enabled to initiate their own activities.”

ISI Inspection Report 2020

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