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Early Years

Pupils begin their exhilarating journey through Dulwich Prep London in the Early Years Department.

With a state-of-the-art play space set in five acres of fields and woodland, our superbly equipped, award-winning building allows us to provide children with the very best introduction to learning for approximately 150 boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age.

Over the summer of 2022, we have refurbished and redesigned our Nursery classrooms. Our aim was to create a more calm, quiet and homely feel to the classrooms and provide children with the very best materials for them to explore within their learning.

Our number one priority is the well-being and happiness of our pupils. We foster a calm and gentle atmosphere, marked by a mutual respect between adults and children. Teachers and Early Years Practitioners encourage children to praise, listen and take turns. This develops the children’s kindness, honesty and empathy as well as giving them a sense of security and belonging.

We recognise that children who feel confident in themselves and in their own ability have a head start to learning. All the children are treasured as individuals and encouraged to explore their gifts and strengths to achieve their full potential. We nurture the children’s natural curiosity, creativity and critical thinking daily through fun, play-based tasks. This helps them become independent and to think for themselves. Initiative is praised, and the resulting self-confidence helps children develop a positive attitude towards learning, and then they succeed.

Our Early Years Site