The Conservatory group is the first part of our Pre-School Department.
Children join this group towards their third birthday and spend six months to a year there before moving on to our main Pre-School. The programme in our ‘Little Pre-School Group’ is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage with emphasis on developing social skills, forming friendships and role play. Language and communication skills are promoted through fun activities and during circle and story times.
Children move in to the main Pre-School group when they are ready for a more structured day which will prepare them for the first stage of their formal education. The Pre-School is a purpose designed, air-conditioned building set within Ellingham’s grounds with direct access to the pre-school garden.