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Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
Your child’s educational journey begins and the seeds of our Benedictine ethos are planted, nurtured and given every opportunity to flourish.
The philosophy in the Early Years Foundation Stage is to engender a love of learning in all its forms throughout life. Our Benedictine ethos respects the uniqueness of each individual. We celebrate the special qualities that each child possesses.
By using their talents they are given the opportunity to fulfil their God given potential, a potential they are encouraged to wholeheartedly embrace whatever their age.
Your child will develop emotionally, physically, and socially in a safe, secure and caring environment. The children learn through play and play to learn, being gently prepared for the more formal educational setting of Key Stage 1 and beyond.
Creativity, literacy and numeracy are at the heart of learning. Our dedicated and professional team of staff cultivate your child’s passions and enable them to share these passions with their peers. By receiving many opportunities to embrace new experiences both in and out of the classroom your child is assured of developing into a well-rounded, confident individual who is able to face new challenges.
This is an exciting time in the life of any child. St Benedict’s makes it even more so by stimulating your child through the curriculum and through our extensive co-curricular activities, providing time to create, perform, explore and question the world around them. Our caring and compassionate approach will enable your child not only to discover their dreams but to pursue those dreams with confidence.
The children develop their academic skills in a more formal setting, learning how to be more independent in terms of critical thinking and personal learning. We encourage every child from Pre-Prep Two onwards to enjoy a wide range of hobbies, from ballet to chess, from cross-stitch to fencing and from computing to swimming.
The expectation is that all of our children will make the transition to the Senior School. During the second half of the Trinity term, Form Two children attend assembly in the Senior School once each week and also start to use the Senior School Progress Cards as part of their everyday school routine. Induction days during the Trinity term in the Senior School provide the finishing touches. There is continuity of ethos and aspiration throughout the School.
After School Care
Supervision is provided Monday to Friday until 6.00pm for an additional fee charged by the half hour. Supervised by a dedicated team of caring professionals, the atmosphere is warm yet lively. Children are given light refreshments before participating in a range of stimulating activities.