In our enchanting Nursery and Reception classes you will watch your daughter take off and soar!

It is a time for discovery and to make new friends in an outstanding and vibrant learning environment.

Your daughter will feel a sense of excitement and of purpose as she embarks on her learning adventure at the Royal High School.

Early Years Curriculum

Within Nursery your daughter will start to develop through our seven areas of learning. The three prime areas are outlined below with the specific areas shown underneath.  All areas are delivered through a combination of adult led and child initiated activities using resources which reflect diversity, and are free from discrimination and stereotyping.

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Communication and Language

This area includes pre-reading skills, speaking, listening and understanding activities, which prepare children for reading. These activities provide a strong foundation of concepts and skills, which are essential before any reading can take place. Activities include jigsaws, threading, matching games such as lotto, recognising familiar words such as their own name, listening to and enjoying books and stories, learning rhymes and songs.

Physical Development

This area of development helps children master the skills of small movements, such as playing with pegs and lacing and holding crayons alongside gross motor skills, such as running, climbing and rolling.

Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

For more information or to book a visit, please email Diana Rejiester, Prep School Administrator -