The small group sizes and consistency of a fully qualified teacher-led environment enables children to attempt a range of enjoyable activities which include cookery, French, ICT, woodland adventures, swimming, messy play and mindfulness. As well as teacher-guided activities, the children have the opportunities to exercise their learning in the direction they choose, through child-initiated activities and regular unstructured free-play.
There is also the opportunity to socialise with the other children of the pre-prep whom they thoroughly enjoy playing with (and being looked after by – in addition to the teachers). The learning experience of mixing during play-times and sitting at a table for cooked lunch is invaluable and one which makes Chafyn Grove an authentic family community. Between these times, the nursery children also benefit from specialist teachers for Music, PE, French and ICT.
Most children doing both a morning and afternoon session will have a day that runs from 8.30am till 3.30pm, however wrap-around care is available from 7.30am till 6pm if needed. At the beginning of term, you sign up for the sessions you require each week; extra sessions are available by arrangement and availability. The earlier and later sessions are Nursery-friendly and staffed by an adult with whom your child will be familiar.