In 2008 Pembroke House opened a Pre-Prep section as an extension of the Preparatory School. At Pembroke House Pre-Prep, children are catered for from the ages of 18 months up until 5 years old. During this time, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This is a flexible, topic-based approach, which provides the children with a wealth of experiences linked to the seven areas of the EYFS. The children learn through a mixture of child initiated experiences and adult planned activities. The children are given daily opportunities for purposeful play to explore and investigate, alongside the more formal teaching. In play, children learn much about themselves and the world about them. Once the children reach 4 years old (Reception class age) they will participate in more structured activities and class teaching time, tailored to their needs and abilities. This then enables them to make the easy transition to the Year 1 classroom and the British National Curriculum system once they are 5 years old.
As well as the classroom and outdoor environment, the children are regularly exposed to a range of other opportunities. These include horse riding, music and movement, tennis and ball play, bike riding, nature walks, swimming and water play.
The Pre-Prep at Pembroke House is situated in the heart of the school which allows the children to be at the centre of Pembroke life at all times. You will often find the older children here, reading to or playing with the younger children.