Pre-School: Where wellies are a necessity!
January 5, 2022

Wellies are an essential part of the uniform at Rydal Penrhos Pre-School… 

Creating happy, confident and resilient pupils has never been more important for schools, a mission we take very seriously here at Rydal Penrhos where children start from as young as two years old.  

We are fast approaching a time when our new Pre-School children will never have known a time without COVID-19. Most of their life so far may have been spent with people wearing masks and they may potentially have had some or all the normal activities small children take part in restricted in some way or another.  

Rydal Penrhos Pre-School is the perfect setting for young children, an education provider, not a nursery, an environment where it is all about helping the children to learn. A place focused on building a child’s self-esteem and confidence by making sure they feel safe and happy.

We see each child as an individual with their own passions and challenges, and we treat them accordingly.  

It is honestly hard to imagine a more joyful place to begin a lifetime of education. The teaching team, headed by Pre-School manager Ms. Letitia Spencer – who also teaches ballet and yoga which the children enjoy enormously, have hit every challenge and hurdled everything that the pandemic has thrown at them.

They have been making life not only normal for the children but wonderful – with a song in their heart, a spring in their step and an awful lot of giggling along the way.  

Learning how to learn is one of the first skills taught and from as early as two, our children begin to learn the basics: how to read, write and work with numbers, following the “Foundation Phase Profile”. But this more traditional classroom education is extended and enhanced using the wider school facilities for dancing, music, Physical Education and swimming as well as exploring the forest and the coast

Our Pre-School mantra is about trying new things, letting children explore the world we live in, have adventures, and learn along the way, thus allowing each child to discover more about themselves socially, physically, emotionally, and academically.  

Provision both for those children that have been identified as having learning needs and those who are gifted and talented is vital to the early development of our children. Something we track carefully with the use of key workers allocated specifically to a child. 

We are fortunate to have exceptional facilities that enable our children to thrive further. Rydal Penrhos has its own swimming pool, Forest School, Music rooms and Dance rooms, situated just a stone’s throw from the Colwyn Bay beach, which is the home for our Coastal School activities and as we say wellies are essential! 

Communication is another of our most important jobs.

It can be a nerve-wracking experience leaving your child in the care of others for the first time, but Rydal Penrhos Pre-School staff are constantly keeping parents updated on the “Evidence Me” app, which shows what the children are doing during the day with photos and descriptions, encouraging interaction from family members.  

Pre-School children also benefit from trips out to further enhance their overall experiences and early development along with wrap-around care for families until 6pm and a Holiday Club run by their very own teacher Ms. Spencer.  

Pre-Schoolers are part of the Rydal Penrhos family. Everyone from Pre-School up to Year 6 eats, plays, and dances together. Our recent Nativity Production “Lights, Camel, Action” was a fine example of this and an absolute triumph! 

Pre-School forms the bridge between home and school and is a young child’s first experience of an educational environment. It is therefore an important stepping stone in a child’s life and there is no better place than Rydal Penrhos for this transition. 

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Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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