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In the Early Years, children of all abilities make excellent progress overall in relation to their individual starting points.

ISI 2013

Early Years

The emphasis of our Early Years Department is to allow each child to develop by experiencing a wide variety of different stimuli.

We aim to create a fun-filled, exciting environment with topic-based learning in which children are encouraged to become independent learners through play, exploration, teacher-led, and child-initiated activities. We make an early start with literacy and numeracy understanding.

Our new outside classroom enables the children the opportunity to access the curriculum in a specifically designed environment where they are able to actively explore and play.

The staff in the department understand how crucial it is to get each child’s school career off to a positive start. We appreciate how exciting and, sometimes, daunting it is for both you and your children as they begin their school life.

Three qualified teachers, with the support of classroom assistants, lead the Early Years’ Department.

Specialist teachers in PE/swimming and music also teach the children. The Kindergarten class is open to children of 3 and 4 years of age and it offers a transition between nursery and school. Kindergarten pupils can attend for any combination of full and half days, increasing the amount of time as they become ready for the challenges of school life. Reception children attend full-time and are gently introduced to a school day with assemblies and set play times.

Government funding is available for three and four year old pupils at Plymouth College Preparatory School. Please ask the Prep School Registrar for further details. 

In the Early Years, children of all abilities make excellent progress overall in relation to their individual starting points.

ISI 2013
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