For most children, school life at Warwick Prep begins in our warm, welcoming and secure Nursery. Dedicated Early Years teaching staff, two experienced teachers and many experienced Nursery Nurses, help each child to feel happy, confident and able to achieve as they take their first tentative steps into the exciting world of learning. By providing a carefully balanced programme of structured activities, alongside learning through discovery and play, the children grow in confidence while developing core skills and independence.
Children are given the opportunity to make decisions, give reasons for choices, take risks and practise, consolidate and apply their learning. The Nursery is situated in a separate building adjacent to the Prep School and is a vibrant learning open plan learning space with excellent facilities.
There are 3 quiet rooms, a large playroom for role and imaginative play, a very large craft room for messy activities and a large secure outdoor play area. The children follow the EYFS curriculum and move from room to room throughout the day as they carry out different activities. The children regularly visit the Music, Science and ICT rooms within school, the School Library and the Bridge House Sports Centre for PE. Fun topic based events are planned with Reception such as celebrating St George’s day together, thus allowing for a smooth transition as the children move into school.
The curriculum is enriched by outdoor trips for example, visiting Warwick School to celebrate Chinese New Year and a local study project at Hill Close Gardens where the children develop curiosity and learn about the world around them as they explore all their senses. Educational visitors are warmly invited into the Nursery, often providing inspiration for innovative music and movement events in the School Hall to which parents are invited.