Giving Children a Headstart in the Pre-School

Ardingly College Pre-School provides an excellent foundation for rising 4’s education. Located in ‘The Farmhouse,’ it is part of Ardingly College Prep School and boasts an inspiring and broad creative curriculum.

The Pre-School’s expert teaching staff are dedicated to ensuring that children develop the necessary skills to succeed in their first year of school. Daily phonics and maths learning instils confidence, preparing them to embrace all the opportunities on offer at Ardingly. The Rainforest Library and the qualified librarian ignites a love of reading, children change their books weekly and they soon learn to read by themselves.

The Pre-School offers a plethora of enrichment activities, including specialist dance, music, and forest school sessions that foster creativity and curiosity. There is always something exciting going on to excite and inspire. For example, during a recent science week the pre-schoolers visited the ‘big’ school where there was an inflatable dome which hosted an experience with dinosaurs.

There is a strong parental community and teachers and parents work closely to ensure each child is happy and reaches their full potential. The Ardingly College Pre-School community emphasizes the importance of working together to ensure that each child is happy and reaches their full potential. Regular ‘Stay and Play’ sessions allow parents to experience first-hand how much their child is flourishing and thriving at the Pre-School. For when they are apart, parents can rest assured that they won’t miss out on any of their child’s ‘wow’ moments, thanks to the digital Tapestry platform, which records their achievements, milestones, and moments of wonder.

The feedback from happy parents is overwhelming, with one parent of a Pre-schooler and Year 2 saying, “Both of my children absolutely love school! We really appreciate everything you do to make it such an enjoyable place for them to be.”

With an incredible 230-acre site, including an indoor pool for weekly swimming lessons and a forest school site. Children are taken on regular walks, exploring living things and noting the change in seasons, whilst developing a sense of curiosity and confidence by asking questions and exploring the world around them.

It is recommended that children attend a minimum of three days each week, building a strong foundation for full-time schooling the following year. A visit to experience the wonderful Farmhouse Prep School is highly recommended for parents who want to give their children the best possible start to their education. Visit the website for more information and to view the school film