THE BEGINNING OF THE LEARNING JOURNEY
Our youngest pupils start their educational journey at Dean Close Pre-Prep in the Early Years where they follow an exciting play-based curriculum, with a balance of child and teacher initiated activities to stimulate and develop each child. Children take part in music, PE, have an active part in assemblies and shows, and make use of our lovely grounds and Forest School.
At Squirrel Kittens, for children aged 2 years plus, we have an exciting child-centred programme following the seven areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our aim is to develop each and every child, ensuring that we plan the right experiences for them and ignite a love of learning. The Squirrel Kittens group is situated in its own purpose-built suite of rooms, comprising a messy play area, cosy carpeted playroom, eating area, and their own toilet and changing area. They also benefit from sharing the Pre-Prep facilities and join with Pre-Prep to take part in activities such as playtime, PE, Forest School, library time, music and dance and some assemblies.