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      Effective early learning is about opening minds and encouraging confident communication skills through the sharing of ideas. At its best, early learning is about exciting, stimulating fun and opportunities. Our Nursery department welcomes children aged from 2½.

      At Rydal Penrhos Prep School, young children will explore, investigate and question so that they learn while their curiosity and imagination is given full reign. In our latest Estyn report (2013) the inspectors judged both ‘current performance’ and ‘prospects for improvement’ as Good in Early Years which means 'Many strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement'.

      The Foundation Phase

      The Foundation Phase has seven areas of learning, where stimluating structured play activities can be woven into the learning experiences. The seven areas of learning and outcomes are:

      • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
      • Mathematical Development
      • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
      • Physical Development
      • Creative Development
      • Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity
      • Welsh Langauage Development

      What to do next

      Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Susan Williams by calling, 01492 530381 or by emailing, who would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.