Elmhurst School for Boys is excited to announce that the Little Elms Pre-Reception Nursery class will be open all year round as of November 2021; now with the choice of morning and afternoon sessions as well as our usual term time only options, and 15 hours Early Years Funding.
Elmhurst is a hidden gem, nestled in the bustling South London borough of Croydon, with a richly diverse school community, brimming with warmth and care; successfully preparing boys for 11+ exams and life beyond education.
Embracing a growth mindset and a commitment to empower all learners with the skills required to achieve, at Elmhurst our mission is to nurture the potential in every boy, something we have been doing for over 150 years.
We lay the foundations for a happy and successful future through forward-thinking educational excellence and a commitment to doing the best we can, for ourselves and those around us. An Elmhurst education offers a broad curriculum, extracurricular clubs and enrichment events. It is centred on excellent, boy-friendly learning in a supportive environment designed to shape confident young men who care deeply about themselves, their families and the world around them and who move on from us with a strong belief in their own ability to thrive.
In the Little Elms Pre-Reception Nursery class, the school day is structured in line with the rest of the school year groups, with a set weekly timetable (to include PE, Music, Forest School, ICT and French – all with specialist teachers) as well as Yoga and 1-to-1 focussed learning with Mrs King (our Pre-Reception Lead), Whole School Assemblies, a morning break, lunch time and afternoon break.
Set 1-to-1 focussed learning times allow staff to tailor each boy’s learning according to the development stage he is at when he joins us, and helps develop him to a stage where he is comfortable and confident enough to excel when he transitions to Reception and beyond.
There are also many opportunities for the Little Elms boys to collaborate with Reception throughout the week, enabling them to learn about life in Reception and build relationships with the Reception teaching staff, leading to a seamless transition when the time comes.
To find out more, you are invited to our very first Open Classroom Morning on Friday 19th November at 9:30am. Do come and visit us to discover why an Elmhurst education is the right choice for you and your son. Find out more here.
We are hosting a ‘Name the Elmhurst Bear’ competition to celebrate the launch of our new nursery provision. An Elmhurst bear has been ‘lost’ in a coffee shop, train station or library near you. Can you find a bear and name him? Click here for clues.