Preparation for Prep
Your child’s early stages of the learning journey.
We understand that starting Berkhamsted Pre-Prep may be your child’s first formal educational setting, or equally the continuation of their learning journey from a previous setting.
Our ‘Stay and Play’ sessions prior to your child’s start and every other interaction we have with you, is aimed at welcoming you to our community. Our children depend on us working in partnership, not only for academic success but to ensure that you have a sense of belonging and of our shared values. We strive to ensure that we nurture happy, secure and confident children. At this young age our children are dependent on us working together to achieve this.
We know that settling in to a new school can be daunting for both parents and children as we build new relationships and get used to a new environment. Therefore, we offer visits in the term prior to entry, in order to help you and your child to get to know our team and to explore the school environment.
Our ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for children due to start our Stepping Stones Nursery are an opportunity for the children to play, to familiarise themselves with the setting and to meet our Nursery staff.
It is also a good opportunity for parents to meet each other and to start to feel part of our school family.
For children who join us in other years – and for Year 2 in particular – we hold a ‘Meet a Friend’ day where your child will spend a day with the children who will make up the year group they will be joining. For parents, with your agreement, we share your details with our Clas Reps who will contact you and invite you to family events prior to your start so you are able to meet other families.
Our aim is to ensure a smooth transition for every child (and new parents) joining our school. We will work closely with you to ensure that your child feels comfortable and excited about joining us at Berkhamsted Pre-Prep.