Our aim is for The Villa to be a ‘home from home’ for the children in our care and this is particularly true in the Nursery where many of our children are learning to separate from their families for the first time.
The Villa Nursery curriculum is carefully planned to meet the guidelines of the early years foundation stage. We nurture an enthusiasm for knowledge and aim to develop each child’s confidence in their own ability to become successful learners. Each child has a designated key worker who, in partnership with parents, responds to the needs of each individual child. They learn how to solve problems, make decisions, experiment, predict, plan and question in a range of contexts. The Nursery provides the ideal preparation for school as children are encouraged to explore their creativity and imagination, make friends and share in a fun and caring environment.
The Villa Pre-Prep is a small and friendly school with children joining us for Reception, Year One and Year Two. We believe that school should be a positive, happy and stimulating experience where the needs of each child are respected.
We recognise that the early years at nursery and school are a crucial period of development in childhood and as a result our guiding ethos is one of support and care. At the same time we equip children with all the tools they need educationally, emotionally and socially as they prepare to leave us at age seven.
Children at The Villa benefit from a high teacher-pupil ratio which gives us the freedom to extend and enrich the curriculum and study topics in greater depth, with a key focus on pastoral care. Every child is treated as an individual, and we have an open and honest approach to communication with parents.
We achieve excellent results by remaining true to our beliefs and supporting every child to develop talents and the passion to excel in the classroom and their future learning journey.