Pre-School (Girls & Boys Aged 2-4 Years)

Within our Pre-School every child is nurtured as an individual and this begins from the moment the children start with us. We work closely with parents and carers to ensure that our children can take full advantage of all our Pre-School has to offer from their very first day.

Our Pre-School is sessional, with parents free to choose which sessions their child attends. For the children to gain the most from our Pre-School we highly recommend that all children attend for a minimum of four sessions which increases to six sessions in the September before they start in Reception and eight in their final term of Pre-School.


Stimulating activities and resources greet the children on their arrival at Pre-School. There are opportunities for children to embrace their own learning as well as carefully planned teacher led activities to ignite the children’s learning, imagination and creativity. Throughout their time in Pre-School the children are prepared for entering full time education.


Throughout our EYFS department we have an enabling, inspiring environment with well-qualified, knowledgeable staff who craft the curriculum around the children, moulding the learning to each individual child’s needs.

Our EYFS department at Highfield embraces children in our Pre-School and Reception classes. The department is based in the lower grounds of the school where we can take advantage of the large playground, mud kitchen, eco-garden and climbing wall as well our purposed built indoor and covered classrooms.

Throughout our EYFS department we believe in an open and honest relationship with our parents and carers who are an integral part of our school community and with whom we trust to tell us quickly of any issues. Parents and carers are always willing to join us for events and celebrations in school and receive regular updates on their child’s learning experiences. Our door is always open.

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“Highfield provides an excellent academic environment coupled with the delights of a smaller school – it’s like being part of one big family.”

Highfield Parent – Summer ’22

“Highfield is the best kept secret in Maidenhead. If you walk through the door you’ll never regret it.”

Highfield Parent – Summer ’22

All week we have been joining in with @worldnurseryrhymeweek, singing nursery rhymes is not only great fun but helps the children with their developing maths and literacy skills. @chatsworthschls @highfieldprep #wnrw23 #worldnurseryrhymeweek #
EYFS enjoyed learning about Odd Sock Day, wearing different socks to show our differences, and how we are all unique and special. We also looked at how we can continue to be kind to each other on #worldkindnessday
Preschool are really enjoying listening to the CD player, we have put in the Christmas songs to learn for the upcoming nativity. #steam #christmas #preschool
One of the children noticed the changes that had happened to the pumpkin over the weekend. Great observational skills and fantastic language used while describing how the pumpkin looked now. #understandingoftheworld #changesintheenviroment  #curiosity @highfieldprep @chatsworthschls
@early_years_at_highfield_prep had a great morning. 
Investigating, calculating, exploring and learning.
After a Winnie the Witch story and safety talk about trick or treating, the children enjoyed helping to scoop out the pumpkin seeds. They used some brilliant descriptive language such as silky, sticky, yucky and gooey! 
@highfieldprep @chatsworthschls
🎃👻 All ready for a spooktacular time! Our fabulous PTA have done it again for the Halloween Disco for Nursery to
 Year 2. What a night of fang-tastic fun, dancing, and sweet treats. With everyone dressed in their best Halloween costumes, they are making boo-tiful memories. 🕷️🕸️ #HalloweenDisco #PTAFun #SpookyGoodTime

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