Independent Co-Educational Day & Boarding School for Ages 2 - 18. The Best of British Boarding by the Sea.

Pre-Prep Department


Sue Duckett
Head of the Pre-Prep Department

Welcome to Bronte House - Saint Felix Pre-Prep and Nursery Department.

This idyllic setting provides a safe, stable environment, where children between two and seven years old can take their first steps towards a happy, independent life.

Bright airy classrooms, exciting outdoor play areas and qualified, experienced staff, ensure that each and every child has the opportunity to develop to their full potential, at their own pace.

Both the EYFS and KS1 curriculums focus on child initiated, ‘hands on’ activities.

These provide the children with opportunities to learn by looking, listening, speaking and discovering things for themselves.

Indoor and outdoor experiences are incorporated into the children’s daily routine. A timetable of visitors and regular outings, enable children to gain a greater understanding of the local community and their own place in the wider world.

Children in the Nursery form close bonds with their ‘Key Worker’ who looks after their individual needs and communicates daily with parents via the online Learning Journey.

Upstairs, in the Reception class and KS1, fully qualified Teachers support the children as they begin to read, write and problem solve with numbers. We follow the National Curriculum guidelines but have the ability to develop the children further, with small class sizes and specially trained Teaching Assistants.

Swimming, Games, Music and French are offered to compliment the academic subjects and produce well rounded, confident individuals. We work in close partnership with families and offer a breakfast and after school club to provide, consistent, wrap around child care for busy parents.

Sue Duckett
Head of the Nursery and Pre-Prep Department

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