Pre-School Unicorns’ Nursery Class

Buttercup Class

Within the small, friendly and welcoming environment of our Buttercup class we endeavour to help each pre-school age child become aware of his or her innate qualities and skills, and to develop these to full capacity.  The children learn through play in a planned, progressive way.  Within Buttercup class the emphasis is put on preparing the children for our Reception class by providing opportunities to access all seven areas of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum.  A specialist language teacher engages the Pre-School class in regular Spanish lessons. Maths and Pre-Reading skills are given prominence in this year.  By the end of the Summer term in Buttercup class the children are fully equipped to embrace the next stage of their learning and move with confidence up to Reception.

 

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is OUTSTANDING. Staff have consistently high expectation of what all children, including the most able, can achieve. All staff have a thorough knowledge … of how young children learn, and they engage them in purposeful activities which captures their interest and imagination.

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate Report 2016