These early years are a time of wonder and discovery. We ensure that every day is packed full of enjoyable and enriching activities, enabling the girls to make the most of their learning experience. Our experienced staff ensure that the pastoral care of your daughter is at the heart of everything we do. This approach allows us to foster a nurturing environment where the girls feel happy, safe, and secure enough to take risks and challenge themselves.
As the girls move up through the Pre-School, learning remains individualised but gradually formalises to help ensure the children are fully prepared for Reception. Each year the amount of specialist teacher led lessons and extra-curricular opportunities also increase as the children build both their stamina and confidence. Each year-group have class rules and are taught social skills such as staying safe, being kind to each other and sharing. At Maltman’s Green there are no limits to learning. We don’t believe in holding children back, but we equally ensure they are not pushed too far outside of their comfort zone.
We have an individualised approach where all girls take part in a mixture of adult-led and child-led activities, enabling them to progress and develop at their own pace.
All Pre-School girls enjoy the Woodland School at Maltman’s Green, which offers a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor education. We have a bird hide, mud kitchen, bug hotel, fire pit and plenty of trees and shrubbery to explore. Woodland and landscaped areas are dotted throughout the grounds and all girls have access to natural areas during playtime.
Parents are seen very much as ‘partners’ within their daughter’s learning. We make use of Tapestry, a two-way communications platform for parents and schools and every week each year-group produces a weekly newsletter, detailing not only what the girls have done during the week but also what is planned for the following week. Half-termly Topic Overviews are also shared to help you support your daughter at home. Every girl in the Early Years has a communication diary – again to encourage and facilitate home-school communication.
Our child-centred education follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We start by looking at what each child needs in all areas and tailor the curriculum accordingly. Find out more.