Early Years

Childs hand holding a red marker pen

The Early Years Department at Devonshire House consist of three year groups: Nursery, Pre Reception and Reception. The Nursery is for children from two and a half years of age. Pre Reception is for children from three to four years of age and Reception is from children from four to five years of age. If vacancies arise at any stage, children may be admitted at the beginning of each term.

Children normally transfer into Year One at the end of Reception.

There are two daily half day sessions, either:

  • Morning: 8.45 am to 11.45 am
  • Afternoon: 12.45 pm to 3.45 pm

and a full day session from 9 am to 3 pm.

Admission is subject to observation during a play session. Although preference is given to siblings we always have some places for new families to join the school in this age group.

“There is a safe, relaxed and caring environment where children are both happy and stimulated. The staff supervise and help the children, and by individual”

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Art and craft are vital areas of self expression

Children’s drawing of a gold carriage and photo of the queen in

Working with younger age children we set great store by creativity and a lot of energy is poured into the arts by both staff and students. From painting to collage, line drawing to model making, pupils of all ages take great pride in their work which is displayed throughout the school.

Young girl in uniform smiling and holding building blocks to camera