Our Pre-Prep comprises girls in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. A dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants work to ensure our girls are happy, motivated and confident, ready for their transition into Prep School. We strive to create a supportive, nurturing environment where children can flourish, enabling them to achieve their individual potential.
We have adopted a Creative Curriculum, where learning is based around half-termly topics linked to as many subjects as possible. This themed approach keeps learning fun and gives us greater flexibility.
Wherever possible the girls learn practically and in a ‘hands on’ manner, learning is supplemented with in-house events, parent speakers and school trips.
A timetabled, weekly PSHCE lesson enables us to deliver ‘Jigsaw’, our whole school, consistent approach to Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship (PSHCE) education. It brings these strands together alongside the development of emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a comprehensive scheme of learning.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development opportunities are mapped throughout, including British Values. All of the puzzle pieces of learning are brought together to form a cohesive picture, helping children to understand and value who they are, and make sense of how they relate to other people in the world.
Mrs Gaynor has been Head of Early Years at Maltman’s Green since 2015 and steps up to her new role as one of our two Deputy Heads covering the Pre-Prep part of the School from September 2019. During her time at Maltman’s Green Mrs Gaynor has successfully launched our Little Malties day care facility, and driven an individualised approach to learning in the Early Years where every child works at their own pace and is stretched and challenged within a safe and nurturing environment. With support from the Senior Leadership Team Mrs Gaynor continues to implement initiatives that give these very youngest of our girls the best possible start to their early education. Mrs Gaynor has a PGCE and hands-on experience teaching KS2, Nursery and Reception. Before joining Maltman’s Green she held the post of Head of Early Years at Northwood College.