Pre Prep - School Life

Prep School Life

Located in a purpose-built facility, our dedicated Early Years area is a truly wonderful, bespoke space for young children to explore, investigate, create and discover through play. The Nursery and Reception (EYFS) is a caring, friendly and nurturing environment where children are encouraged to make the most of the joys of living and learning. We continually support and encourage children to be happy and confident, eager to explore, with independent and enquiring minds.


At St. Francis’ we understand and celebrate the unique qualities in every child and want to ensure the Early Years are an enjoyable and positive experience for all of the children in our care. Our EYFS staff are highly trained, passionate and experienced, providing the highest standards of care and education in a welcoming, homely atmosphere. With full access to the school’s facilities including swimming pool, outdoor learning area and theatre, every day is a brand-new opportunity to play, learn and explore.


At St. Francis’, we support all areas of child development through play, both inside and out. We offer a wealth of rich and inspiring experiences, as well as a learning environment and inspiring teaching methods that encourage each child’s curiosity and interests to develop.


The school day begins with registration at 8.50am, but supervision is provided for pupils arriving at any time from 7.45am.  The school day ends at 3.15pm, although we have appropriate supervision for all children up to 6.00pm if parents wish it – see Wrap-around Care.


Below are details of the school day for our Early Years pupils.

Nursery & Reception

7.45 a.m.

Before-School Club (optional)

8.45 a.m.


10.15 – 10.35 a.m. 


11.45 a.m.


1 p.m. 


2.35 p.m. approx.


3.15 p.m.

End of school day

3.15 – 6.00 p.m.

After-School Club (optional)