The benefits of Pre-school
Neuroscience tells us that early childhood is a critical time for optimal learning and development. Attendance at Pre-school has consistent positive short and long-term effects.
Pre-school plays a valuable role in helping children develop socially and emotionally; children learn how to interact with each other successfully: learning how to compromise, contribute, share and respect each other and solve difficulties. Our children also gain a sense of self and independence at pre-school and their self-confidence flourishes as a result.
Children also have ample opportunity to develop early numeracy and literacy skills at pre-school. Pre-schoolers are exposed to numbers, letters and shapes and the setting provides a firm foundation for learning. Children learn through play at pre-school and at their own speed. Young children are naturally curious and incredibly observant, so fun pre-school activities are very effective ways for children to develop. The development of a good imagination and social skills foster creative, well-rounded individuals.
Pre-school is often a child’s first experience of a structured setting: children must learn to take turns, follow instructions, share the teachers’ attentions.
Critically, developing all of these practical, educational, social and emotional skills also helps prepare children for Primary School. As a result, many parents opt to increase their child’s weekly pre-school hours after the Autumn term, so that they can slowly adapt to the more demanding schedule of Primary School. If you wish to do so, please remember to contact us as early as possible before the Spring and Summer terms begin in order to avoid disappointment.