Stepping Up is our dedicated Pre-School for children aged 3-4 years. Following their third birthday, children begin the transition to Stepping Up.
Our Pre-School environment is housed in its own area of the nursery. Routines become more structured in order to prepare children for a school environment. Learning continues through play with the structure needed to prepare your child for school, with an added emphasis on ensuring they have the independent skills needed to succeed.
During Term Time, children benefit from specialist tuition from Abbot’s Hill School teachers, with sessions of Music, French, PE and Woodland School. The nursery staff support learning through play in both the inside and outside environments, closely following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum in order to enhance and track each child’s learning and development.
During the Summer Term, Pre-School children will begin to attend assemblies held in the Prep School and start eating their lunch in the school’s Dining Room to prepare them for their school days ahead.
The important transition between Nursery and Reception class is carefully planned for, including teacher visits, involvement in Prep School events and Parent Information Evenings.
We offer a Term Time Only option in Stepping Up, as well as long and short nursery days.