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Greenwood Nursery & Early Years


Give your child a head start at Yarrells…

At Yarrells School our youngest children start their learning in Greenwood, our eco-friendly, Early Years centre, tucked into a safe and snug corner of our Prep School.

Nursery children benefit from all the wonderful facilities and opportunities at Yarrells…

  • specialised Early Years centre aptly named ‘Greenwood’
  • secure garden and safe play area
  • highly qualified, specialist and dedicated staff
  • dynamic and extensive curriculum with high academic standards
  • a beautiful estate with the main school housed in a Georgian mansion and modern classroom blocks
  • extensive grounds including sports fields, play areas, woods, gardens and outdoor education areas
  • covered, heated swimming pool and netball and tennis courts
  • hot meals prepared by our excellent catering team
  • gym and performance hall

Children in the Early Years are very important members of the school community and benefit from being immersed in our enriching environment. They learn through a wide variety of play and creative activities. They are encouraged to develop self assurance, independence and effective social skills. We offer a seamless transition through Nursery to Reception and upwards in a stimulating environment to start the foundations of learning within the EYFS.

Little Nutkins (Age 2)

In a cosy part of Greenwood the Pips enjoy hands on learning and are fully supported by our exceptional practitioners.

Nutkins (Age 2+)

The children in Kindergarten are immersed in nursery life and begin to enjoy independent learning alongside the older children. They take part in dance, music and cooking as well as outdoor PE and ‘Wild Woods’ with specialised teachers.

Squirrels (Age 3+)

The foundations for learning are always being developed and enhanced. In Transition there is additional specialised teaching in French and swimming. The children are continuously moving forward in their learning journey and are ‘school ready’ for a smooth and successful move to Reception.

Reception (Age 4+)

Building on the foundations laid in Nursery the children continue to follow the Early Years curriculum, establishing secure skills in literacy and numeracy that will form the basis for their on going education.

The children are fully integrated into school life at Yarrells and enjoy whole school as well as class assemblies. The children in Transition and Reception are assigned a ‘buddy’ from the senior school. Buddy time is always a cherished occasion whereby the children play, share books and gain so much from each other.

Option 1:

Full time Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm

Option 2: Selected timetable.

Morning sessions: 8.30am – 1.00pm (Morning sessions include lunch)

Afternoon sessions: 1.00pm – 3.30pm


'Greenwood' New Early Years Block

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