The pressure on parents today to make the right choice regarding the education of their children is ever present.The central concern, of course, focuses primarily on whether their children will be happy and if they will be given enough opportunity to succeed.
We know at first hand how important it is for pupils to be happy and to feel secure at school. We also know that every girl and boy has different strengths and weaknesses, different needs and preferences. Notwithstanding this, the ideal for parents is naturally, to send their children to the same school for convenience and stability. The skill is to ensure that the school responds to the needs of the child.
As an integral component of the Charlton House complex, the Nursery facilities are particularly impressive, with rooms designed for younger children. Children may start at nursery from the age of three years and remain until they reach school age. At this point, many of the children progress into the Preparatory department - Charlton House.
The Nursery department provides a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment in which the children can learn. The early years are vitally important and formative, and it is by exploring, questioning and doing, that children build up their knowledge of the world around them. We have extensive resources and equipment to vary and maintain the children's interest so that they develop in all areas of the curriculum.
Activities are carefully chosen to help the children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. We allow children to develop their potential at their own pace by providing developmentally appropriate activities following the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. We use a combined approach of moderately structured teaching with free play and self discovery. Activities are supplemented with outings and visitors as appropriate.
We ensure children have positive experiences of success at their own level in order to give them confidence and motivation for learning in the future.