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Early Years at The Manor

Early Years

Hello and welcome to the Early Years!

My name is Pippa McConnell and I am proud to say that I have had the privilege of heading up the Early Years department for over 15 years. Early Years at The Manor has its children at the heart of all we do. We promise a warm and loving atmosphere where children can reach their full potential during their very important early years.

Each classroom is designed to ensure the children make progress in all areas of learning. We are passionate about providing high quality play experiences that inspire and motivate the children so they can all progress at their own rate and also direct their own learning in a creative and imaginative way.

Our well qualified and experienced team will support your child to develop positive relationships from their very first visit. They take care to really get to know your children, bond with them and identify their strengths and areas where they need more support. Settling in procedures and the transition from one age group to the next are carefully considered according to the children’s needs. Staff encourage children to be risk takers and learn from their mistakes and they celebrate those that try something new and reward those that persevere in their learning as much as their individual achievements. Being part of the school community means our children get a chance to work with some specialist teachers from an early age as well as the opportunity to have regular Forest School sessions.

We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with parents so we can work together to support your children.

We hope all children will become confident, motivated and independent learners who are not only creative but critical thinkers.

I look forward to meeting you and your children.

Pippa McConnell
Head of Early Years

Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.