The most important event for the children when they reach their third birthday, is not the cake or the presents, it is that they are old enough to go into the Pre-School room!
Emma oversees the Pre-School and she and Sophie use their professional expertise to give the children the foundations of number, pencil control and pre-reading they will need when they go to school. There is a wide range of equipment and games aimed at developing skills such as sorting by colour, shape, size and number. A selection of professionally produced pre-school activity and writing books gives the children a solid foundation of skills. A computer and tablet are always available for the children to develop their IT skills, using a range of educational software.
Most children will leave Elswick House able to write their own names, recognise a number of familiar words and knowing and understanding their numbers up to 10. Most importantly, they will have developed an enjoyment of, an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, learning.