In Early Years we want our children to have fun, be happy, feel safe, and grow in confidence. Through the care and guidance of our teachers, we help children develop the ability to be creative, independent thinkers, and problem solvers. We work to instil a sense of resilience and perseverance in every child through fun and stimulating hands-on experiences that celebrate individual abilities and talents.
We understand and champion the fact that children learn best in an environment that allows them to be children, first. Our small classes, run by highly-qualified and experienced teachers and assistants, provide a rich combination of daily self-initiated activities, guided lessons, and small and large group interactions. Our core programme is enriched by strong partnerships with parents, and regular lessons with specialists in Art, French, Performing Arts, PE, and Forest School.
We also believe a young child's play is a vital part of their growth and development. Through play, children practice and consolidate the necessary skills and attitudes needed to acquire new knowledge and make sense of the world around them. Our secure playground, all-weather activity field, extensive private woodlands, meadows and forest classroom, offer a rare mix of stimulating outdoor spaces for children to develop understanding and grow physically, socially and emotionally.
The Early Years Programme, is situated in a secure building, designed specifically for children aged two to three. We have a designated playground, children's garden and outdoor area. Classes are taught by a qualified teacher and experienced teaching assistant.
We offer a very flexible programme for 2-3 year olds.
Scramblers - Flopsy Bunnies: Two-year olds can choose to come 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week in the mornings. There is an option to stay the full school day for the more mature students on 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 afternoons.
Scramblers - Twiggywinkles: The morning three-year old class runs from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Children can opt to attend a full day Scrambler program 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week. Students have weekly lessons in French, Dance and Movement and Forest Schools taught by a specialist.
The four-year old programme runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with an option to stay half-day. Specialist teachers teach weekly classes in Art, Forest Schools, Performing Arts, French, PE, Library and Swimming.
The five-year old programme runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and specialist teachers teach weekly classes in Art, PE, Performing Arts, French, Library and Swimming.
We accept Childcare vouchers as payment towards school fees.