Gateway Foundation years focus on instilling an early love of learning and building confidence in a caring, secure environment so that young children experience a real sense of wonder as they discover and explore the world.
Gateway’s Nursery gives children from the age of two, and their parents, the best possible introduction to education and school. Our experienced and caring staff use Montessori principles to create a nurturing, stimulating and playful environment. The children benefit from regular specialist teaching, whilst an engaging Afternoon Activities programme offers plenty of opportunity for practical learning and discovery.
Reception, for 4-5 year olds, offers a smooth transfer to more formal learning while still allowing children time to discover and learn through play. We encourage pride in emerging literacy, numeracy and social skills, while fostering individuality and independence.
Children are taught in small groups so they can develop strong bonds with their class teacher and friends. They receive specialist teaching in ICT, French, Music, Art, Design & Technology and PE and can enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
Watch our short video insight into a day in Reception: