Head of Pre Prep Welcome

Here at Staines Preparatory School we aim to give children the best possible start to their education. We want them to develop a love of learning that will continue to develop and grow as they move through the school.

 

In Pre Prep we equip our children with the skills they will need to help them become independent and active learners.  In Sunflowers Nursery our youngest children begin as Seedlings during the term in which they turn three. They have their own dedicated team of staff who are there to provide a secure and nurturing environment for our youngest pupils. We accept a small number of children for our Seedlings room so that we can provide the best possible start for the children in our care. From this secure base the children have the opportunity to explore new activities and to become part of our wider school community.

The older children in our Nursery are the Petals. These children are those that will turn four during the academic year. Our aim is to provide a wide range of activities to motivate and inspire the children in both our spacious inside environment but also in the outside learning area. Parental involvement is seen as key and parents have access to their child’s online learning journey through the use of Tapestry.

Reception and Sunflowers Nursery staff work closely together to aid children in their transition from Nursery to school. Reception teachers spend time with the children in Nursery and build links through shared activities.

Our Sunflowers Nursery children also spend time visiting Reception so that they are familiar with both the adults and the new environment.

In Reception we continue to build on the foundations laid down by Nursery. The children work towards the statutory Early Learning Goals throughout the year, with a particular focus on Reading, Writing and Maths. They are encouraged to develop their independence further thinking about how to tackle problems and to have a go even if they aren’t sure of the outcome.

We are very proud of our children and their achievements.

Mrs H Miles
Head of Pre Prep