Welcome to Taunton School Pre-Prep and Nursery
This exciting journey starts in the Nursery with babies from six months of age to our older children in the Pre-Prep at the end of Year two, aged seven years of age. Children then naturally progress into the next stage at Taunton Prep School (TPS).
Mrs Louise Leah is the Head of our Pre-Prep and Nursery leading this thriving part of the school, which has recently retained its “Outstanding” accreditation in Early Years from Ofsted. We believe that by creating a happy, nurturing environment for both the children and the staff, a first-class education follows, with our team of professional dedicated staff delivering an individualised approach to learning.
The Nursery is divided into four separate parts with each of the areas appropriate for the age and stage of the children. This enables us to create a bespoke environment to meet your child’s needs, supported by our nurturing and experienced staff.
After the children have finished our Pre-school – the final stage of nursery – they seamlessly transition to one of our two Reception classes and continue to follow the EYFS until the beginning of Key Stage One in Year One.
We pride ourselves in supporting our busy parents the best way we can, so with this in mind, we offer an early drop off from 07.30am and are open until 5.45pm in the evening. This facility is open to both parents in the Nursery and the Pre-Prep. Our staff are always available to speak with you as we have a completely “Open Door” approach with our parents and know that this communication is vital to every child’s success.
After school, for the Pre-Prep children, we have a broad range of clubs available for the children to experience including Mandarin, forest school, street dance, yoga, jazz dance, construction club, play with clay, craft club, football, ukulele and recorder club.
In the Nursery and until your child turns five years of age, eligible families are able access Early Years funding of up to 30 hours per week, in line with the government funding rules.
We have large dedicated outdoor spaces for the nursery and pre-prep children to aid their physical and emotional development. These include two forest school areas, a play park area, and a large playground which includes the extremely popular fleet of trikes!
As a “through-school” we offer the benefit of guaranteed school places as your child progresses from Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep and onto the Senior School. Being based on one school site is a huge advantage as it enables your child to access all the facilities such as the swimming pool, sports hall, theatre, dedicated ICT suites and the Prep School Library, together with the medical centre and dining hall facilities.
Specialist teachers deliver lessons in modern foreign languages, swimming, sport, dance, singing and music from Nursery Three upwards.
Whatever year group your child joins us in, you can be confident that they will be nurtured in a healthy environment, inspired by the staff, have many opportunities and friends around them and enjoy being challenged by the environment, activities and individualised approach, in order to promote their development at this vital stage in their educational journey.