Our Nursery and Reception
As educators, we believe that children are equipped with enormous potential for learning from the moment they are born. In their early years, every experience a child has contributes to their understanding of the world around them and their place in it. We make Radnor House Prep School a beacon for Early Years education where young children feel at home and flourish in our Nursery and Reception classes.
We have the wonderful opportunity to redesign and reimagine our EYFS teaching space from scratch. We bring the outside in, with open access to covered outside spaces and large and airy classrooms, enabling us to provide a full and varied curriculum for even our youngest learners.
The Nursery and Reception are linked by a outdoor play area, and the Early Years rooms are fully refurbished to the highest specifications. Our Early Years curriculum combines the Early Years Foundation goals with elements of Montessori teaching to create child-initiated learning. Practical life activities using real objects in real situations are crucial, and time is given to children to repeat and refine these skills. Independence is nurtured right from the very beginning through everyday routines, under the enthusiastic, watchful eyes of an experienced Early Years team.
Learning is shared, made visible, and celebrated throughout the setting. The use of Tapestry creates a platform for open discussions between teachers, pupils, and parents and allows parents to see ongoing learning processes as well as the end result of a project. Outstanding teaching and learning combined with our wonderful Early Years environment ensure that your child’s first steps into school are the best possible. Our pupils make excellent progress, and, equally importantly, their first years in school are joyful, exciting, and very good fun.
To read more about the Early Years Nursery and Reception curriculum, click here.