Private Nursery & Pre Prep
Talbot Heath is a leading Private Nursery and Pre-Prep school in Bournemouth, with Nursery provision for girls age 3 and above. The Kindergarten and Pre-Prep Department at Talbot Heath caters for girls between the ages of 3 and 7 years in its own buildings with a designated hall, playground, library, computer room and dining facilities. During Nursery and Pre-Prep, our aim is to give the children a broad and balanced start to their education and the confidence to achieve their potential in a happy, industrious and stimulating environment. We seek to bring out the best in every pupil, to develop skills and talents, and to encourage good manners and behaviour. Experienced and qualified staff encourage and watch over the emotional, social, cultural, physical and intellectual development of the individual child.
The Early Years at Talbot Heath consists of Kindergarten for 3-4 year olds, and Reception for 4-5 year olds. Each class is staffed by a qualified teacher supported by qualified assistants, ensuring a high degree of personal care. There is close liaison between the Kindergarten and Reception teachers, ensuring that the progress made by each pupil in the first year at school is quickly built on and extended the following year. Kindergarten sessions are flexible. They do a minimum of 3 mornings a week up to a maximum of 5 full days 8.00 – 5.30 and every combination in between. Reception children attend on a full-time basis. The normal school day is 8.40- 3.30 but there is before and after-school care available from 8 am until 5.30 pm each day.
Class sizes in Key Stage 1 are an optimum of 20 ensuring that each child can benefit from time spent in a one-to-one situation and in small groups. Most pupils transfer from the Nursery and Preparatory Department to the Junior Department and close liaison between the departments ensures a smooth and happy transition. Within small classes the children are able to work in a secure and stimulating learning environment, where the needs of every child are assessed and provided for. From Reception onwards, children at Talbot Heath Pre-Prep School are taught Music and Sport by qualified specialists, using some of the Senior School facilities.
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