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 want to make Radnor House Prep School a beacon for Early Years education where young children will 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 will bring the outside in, with open access to covered outside spaces in addition to large and airy classrooms, enabling us to provide a full and varied curriculum for even our youngest learners.
The Nursery and Reception will be linked by a covered outdoor play area and the Early Years rooms will be fully refurbished to the highest of speciﬁcations. Our Early Years curriculum will combine the Early Years Foundation goals with elements of Montessori teaching to create child-initiated learning. Practical life activities using real objects in real situations will be crucial, and time will be given to children to repeat and reﬁne these skills. Independence will be 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 will ensure that your child’s ﬁrst steps into school will be the best possible. Our pupils will make excellent progress and, equally importantly, their ﬁrst years in school will be joyful, exciting and very good fun.
To read more about the Early Years Nursery and Reception curriculum, click here.