Welcome to the Nursery and Pre-Prep 

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Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 (ages 2 - 7)


Welcome to the Pre-Prep, a magical setting where children embark on their school years. From Nursery to Year 2, it is a hive of learning and activity with a dedicated team and beautiful grounds.

Northbourne Pre-Prep is a short walk from the Prep School, which are together set in 100 acres of beautiful grounds and woodland. Located in the delightful Old Rectory, the Pre-Prep provides a perfect environment for children to learn and play from Nursery until Year 2, with its idyllic large garden, orchard, wood, separate hall and outside classroom

Key Benefits

Some of the benefits of our infant and Key Stage 1 department:

  • 30 hours a week free education (government funded) in the Nursery Class. 
  • Tax Free Childcare accepted as payment towards Nursery fees, Breakfast Club, late service charges, holiday activities. 
  • Wrap-around childcare service available 
  • Flexible hours in the Nursery 
  • Small class sizes 
  • Low child/staff ratios 
  • School transport from local area
  • Well balanced and varied curriculum 
  • Friendly and homely environment 
  • Outstanding outdoor environment 
  • Excellent academic progress 
  • Weekly French, Music and Forest School sessions all run by specialist teachers 
  • Extra individual learning support available 
  • Healthy good quality food for snacks and lunch 
  • Parent and Child sessions (0-4 years)