Nursery & Pre-Prep

Nursery & Pre-Prep

At St Edmund’s Nursery & Pre-Prep we inspire children to love learning, be creative in everything they do, and be considerate of others.

We are ambitious for our pupils, and provide a kind, caring and supportive environment in which their confidence can grow and their talents thrive. Learning here is dynamic, varied and fun, with children encouraged to be active in lessons – responding to challenges and solving problems.

We offer a year round provision (49 weeks of the year) with early start and late stay available from 7.30am-6pm.

FEE Snapshot – In receipt of Free Early Education

8.30am – 11.30am Free
8.00am – 12.00 noon £3.49
8.00am – 1.30pm £13.94*
8.00am – 3.30pm £27.88*

*includes lunch

For full information on fees, including fees without Early Childhood funding, please click here.

We also have an active Instagram account for the Nursery & Pre-Prep which will give you an insight into life in our classrooms here.


“Learning at St Edmund’s is interactive, varied and fun. We are focused on the needs of the individual children, and ensure they are given the time and space to develop their creative and academic capabilities”.

Julia Exley, Head of Nursery & Pre-Prep



In Pre-Prep, teaching follows, but is not limited to, the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. English and Mathematics are timetabled daily to ensure continuity of progress. Reading is of prime importance, and we work to both develop fluent reading skills and inspire a love of reading.

We take a topic-based approach to covering many areas of the curriculum – for example, Science, Geography, History, Art, Design & Technology and ICT; and children from Reception Class age also receive specialist teaching in French, Music, PE, swimming and Dance. We also want our children to develop the confidence to show their skills in front of others, which they do through ‘show and tell’ before progressing to drama workshops, poetry recital, music festivals, Nativity plays and end of term Chapel services.

Beyond the formal curriculum, children enjoy activities from clubs and trips, to school visitors and working with teachers from the Senior and Junior Schools.

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