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Pre School- for Nursery aged children from 2-4 years old

Our philosophy is to provide the very best in Early Years care and tuition.

Children can join our Pre School Nursery from their second birthday. 

Our Pre School children learn through a balance of planned teacher led and child-initiated play based activities both indoors and outside. Above all, the aim is for the children to enjoy their learning, therefore making the transition from home to school a happy experience.

Class numbers are kept intentionally small thus enabling our wonderful teachers to give an exceptionally high quality of care. The children are given well planned learning experiences that help develop their knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of the foundation stage.

The School Environment

Children thrive when they are confident and happy. The Radnor House Sevenoaks Pre School Nursery years aim to develop children socially, academically and physically in a supportive and caring environment. 

Our Pre School classes are mixed age groups as we differentiate activities and learning, based on individual developmental stages rather than age. This allows our children to experience holistic, limitless opportunities enabling them to flourish at their own rate.  

The Curriculum

In our Pre School, daily planning ensures we meet the individual developmental needs of each child and closely follow the government’s guidelines for the Foundation Stage Curriculum. This includes:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Sessions

We provide a steady routine for your child in our Pre School. To assist us with this we ask that parents commit to a minimum of three sessions per week, moving up to five sessions per week from the academic year that they turn 4 years old (the year before they are due to join Reception). 

We offer sessions as morning sessions, afternoon sessions, or a full day. 

Timings of the Day

8.20am - 8.40am - Self-registration and soft start: child-initiated learning (Busy Time!). Early drop off facilities are available from 7.30am (extra charges will apply).

8.40am - 10.25am - Carpet Time followed by free flow ‘Busy Time’ in the indoor and outdoor environments, tailored adult led learning, Specialist Subject teaching

10.25am - 10.40am -  Snack time

10.40am - 11.30am -  Free flow Busy Time in the indoor and outdoor environments, tailored adult led learning, Specialist Subject teaching

11.30am - 12pm - Lunch

12pm - 12.30pm - Carpet Time (songs and stories)

12.30pm - Pick up from morning session

12.30pm - 3.30pm - Free flow ‘Busy Time’ in the indoor and outdoor environments, tailored adult led learning, Specialist Subject teaching. Snack time is from 2pm - 2.15pm. 

We are delighted to be able to offer additional specialist teaching as part of the weekly timetable, including PE, French, Music, Performing Arts, Forest School and Swimming.

The Co-curricular Programme

Pre School children also have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities throughout the week (additional charges apply) including Ballet, Taekwondo and Mini Tennis.

"The first thing you notice when you walk in is the genuinely warm and caring staff who make the whole thing feel very much like an extension of the family"

Nursery Parent

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