Giraffes (3-4 year olds)
Children progress from Teddies to the Giraffes pre-school class in the September following their 3rd birthday. Here children are supported by an experienced Early Years Teacher and team of staff.
A balanced programme of activities alongside learning through play and exploration allow the children to grow in confidence while developing their core skills and independence.
The Giraffes pre-school class consists of two rooms and a dedicated outside area. The larger of the two rooms is used mainly for messy play, imaginative play and construction. Smaller group work takes place in the ‘quiet room’. The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and move freely from room to room as they carry out different activities.
Alongside their music lesson they are introduced to PE and French lessons, with teachers who teach throughout the school. The children use the Library and Dining Hall and, in the Summer term, join the Reception and KS1 children for the lunch playtime, allowing them to develop friendships with both older children and teachers in the main School.
“Our son attended from September 2019 for a full year, before starting Reception. We couldn’t have been happier with the experience he received, and how personal the care was. The food at Spring Grove is excellent too, as is the wrap-around care. They also went above and beyond during the COVID crisis… providing additional care for children of key workers. The facilities are also second to none, and we really appreciated the French and Music input from such a young age.”
“The staff are always cheerful and well presented and most importantly they really care about the welfare, happiness and development of the children in their care. There is a wonderful emphasis on outdoor play and the garden is child heaven! Our son loves going on nature walks, the art activities and the music class he attends. We feel very lucky to have found such a special place for our children to play, learn and grow.”
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