Busy Bees: Pre-school

Our pre-school room helps your child to become a confident and inquisitive learner ahead of school.

In this room, your child will continue to develop their skills while getting ready for the transition to school. We will work with you to decide when your child is developmentally ready to move into this room from the Toddler Room, typically around their third birthday.

From this room, our pre-school children feed into a number of local primary schools so it is likely that your child will make friends at nursery that they will go into Reception with.

Getting ready for school

As they start preparing for school, life in the pre-school room is slightly more structured than in the younger rooms, although your child will still learn through play. Your child will be supported as they begin to develop the independence needed for schools - for example, putting on their coat or taking responsibility for their possessions.

We work closely with your child's new school, providing them with information about your child's progress to help make the transition seamless. Your child's Reception class teacher will be invited to visit them at nursery and we run school readiness activities, like role playing with school uniforms.

Stimulating activities

Your child will enjoy free flow play to support their independence - meaning that they can access all toys and games under the supervision of our friendly team.

Their key person will track their progress and plan fun and stimulating activities based on their individual development needs.

Your child will have access to the outdoor play area, which is designed to offer the same development opportunities as indoor play. This will mean that you child will continue to grow wherever they decide they want to play each day.

Trips away from nursery

Your child will enjoy frequent outings away from the nursery to learn more about the world around them. This might be a visit to the local library, the park or the greengrocers.

The trips are designed to support their development - for example, they might count fruit and vegetables at the greengrocers to support their numeracy. 


We believe that mealtimes are social occasions, where your child can continue to develop their social and communication skills. So you child will sit at the table with their friends during meals.

We find that while eating with their peers, children are more likely to try different foods, including those that they refuse to eat at home.

Mealtimes also help to support your child's independence, as they serve their own food and drink with the support of our team.