The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is rich, exciting and engaging.

The EYFS is important in preparing children for later schooling and this journey begins from the age of two in our nursery and pre-school.  Every child deserves the best possible start in life and a secure, safe and happy childhood provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow.

At Banstead Prep we provide an environment that is stimulating and exciting to young minds, enabling every child to develop as an independent learner. We provide a warm caring atmosphere where children learn to be independent, confident, sociable and develop a positive approach to learning.

Every day offers something different with many specialist taught activities including: languages, music, PE and outdoor learning. Each session is carefully planned to stimulate learning and growth and children have full access to our outdoor play areas, as well as a range of facilities within the school such as the sports hall, outdoor learning area, exposing our children to a huge variety of experiences and opportunities.

Reception readiness

To ensure the process is as easy as possible, we offer specific reception-ready activities to prepare our pre-school children for their transition into the Reception class, to which they move up without further assessment.

We begin by encouraging the children to be independent in everything they do, for example selecting activities they’d like to take part in and having a go at dressing themselves, making choices and decision based on their preferences and being responsible for their own belongings.

We also help children to become familiar with the school routine, so for example they’re used to lining up and walking around school sensibly and participating in carpet sessions, where the emphasis is on concentration and listening skills.

In the summer term, Adventurers spend some sessions in the Reception classrooms, meet the Reception teachers and use the main school kiss and drop zones in the mornings to complete their preparation.