The philosophy of Brook House, particularly in the early years, is learning through play. This is achieved by providing opportunities for children to experiment, question, observe and discuss.
We have a large range of toys and activities which stimulates the children's curiosity and which aids their physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.
The day is structured, but not rigidly so, and children are able to choose activities which have aroused their particular interest. Children are taught around a general theme.
When individual children are ready (normally at around three), they progress to Sue Christie's pre-school class, where sounds and letters, numbers, science and art appreciation are introduced.
All activities in Brook House Nursery are well-planned based on Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which incorporates 7 areas of learning.The planning for each week (including ideas parents may explore) is posted on the noticeboard inside the room.
Children work at their own pace. Activities are tailored to individual ability, and children's progress is reviewed regularly. Older children are actively encouraged to work individually or collaboratively, an invaluable skill when they leave to attend larger classes in primary schools.
We believe the most important preparation for school is a good attitude to work, confidence, logical thought and an evaluation of the world outside. This group has an hour each morning and all children are involved in various activities -- some with no immediate end result -- such as sharing time, story telling, predicting, puppets, video Words and Pictures. The approach is relaxed (we believe learning is enhanced in a non-pressurised atmosphere) and learning is made fun. At the same time, all the children are stimulated and stretched so their interest and curiosity are developed.
Brook House Nursery Ltd.
110 Cole Park Road
Twickenham TW1 1JA
8am - 6pm
Monday - Friday