The Mount Pre-School benefits from a well-qualified and experienced Early Years Team who ensure that children enjoy their time in the Pre-School.

In our experience, happy children learn.

Our aim is to ensure that each child is happy and confident at school. Our compassionate staff work to ensure that all children feel secure and valued as they settle into School. The Mount Early Years is led by Rachel Capper, the Head of Junior School and a Senior Early Years Practitioner. They are supported by a well-qualified and experienced Early Years Team, allowing for a generous pupil to teacher ratio. Staff work to ensure that all children feel secure and valued. Each child is assigned a Key Worker who will be the first point of contact for you as parents. They will monitor and communicate their progress ensuring children are provided with the right care for their needs and interests.

Specialist teaching takes place in Music, Physical Education, Outdoor Education and French. Rachel Capper, the Head of the Junior School with specialised Early Years experience teaches daily in the Early Years Class. Specialist Teaching. Pre-School children at The Mount are introduced to phonics and sounds gradually by concentrating on a sound each week.  Our Pre-School teachers spend 30 minutes each day introducing phonics.

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Quaker Ethos

The Mount School’s ethos is underpinned by our Quaker values: simplicity, truth, equality, peace, social justice and sustainability.  These values are shared in our Pre-School setting.  All of our children are respected as individuals and taught to respect themselves and others. We know young children are learning about the world around them and we aim to develop their curiosity.