Nursery & Pre-Prep

Nursery, Reception & Year 1 & 2

The Dumpton Nursery and Pre-Prep aims to give your child the very best start in life.

In its own dedicated building within the Dumpton site, there is a special atmosphere, always full of smiles and a sense of purpose. Experienced and committed staff and small classes ensure that in the Nursery and Pre-Prep, children are kept happy and busy, building a love of learning and a respect for others that will last a lifetime.

All children are extremely happy and settled...

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‘Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.’         Albert Einstein                                       

Building on our exciting and varied curriculum, Pre-Prep children can also sign up to and attend a range of 'Hobbies' after school on certain days. Supporting busy parents is important to us. The school day in the Pre-Prep runs from 8:15am until 3:30pm- but all pupils can make use of our Early Morning Club from 7:45am and our After School Club until 5:45pm. the setting’s safe, nurturing environment.

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‘Judge children by their questions rather than their answers.’

Once they start school, children are helped to develop the strongest of foundations in the core academic subjects. Reading, writing and arithmetic are such key building blocks for future success: in the Pre-Prep, thanks to the expertise of their teachers, children build their competence - and confidence- day by day.

They are self-assured and independent...

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As well as being nurtured, our children are challenged and stretched- whether it is Year 2 being knighted, Year 1 Astronaut training, Reception running their own Pet Show or Nursery exploring the woods, we want them to experience a life less ordinary in our safe and friendly environment. Regular performances on the stage are part and parcel of Dumpton life, as are muddy wellington boots. It is only by helping young children step out of their comfort zones that we can help them realise what they are capable of. By the end of Year 2, they are ready for all the excitement of the Prep School and world beyond.




‘Come to the edge, he said.
We are afraid, they said.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came to the edge.
He pushed them and they flew.’
Guillaume Apollinaire  

...and greatly enjoy the stimulating variety of learning opportunities.

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