Eaton House Belgravia Nursery
Co-educational Eaton House Belgravia Nursery is a constant hive of activity where boys and girls are happy, busy and curious to learn. We empower all our children to be bright and independent learners, aiming to prepare them to be completely school ready.
Our littlest pupils enjoy a dedicated, educative environment in a wonderfully light and spacious mansion house Nursery. Most of our Nursery boys pass straight into Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep School on the same site and our Nursery girls have the option to join Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School in Clapham.
This year, Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep boys achieved some of the best 7+ and 8+ results in London, with boys receiving offers from a wide range of excellent schools including Westminster Under, St Paul’s Juniors, Dulwich College and King’s College Wimbledon. Our 9-year 7+ and 8+ results trend by percentage is remarkably consistent, with 48% of our pupils accepting offers to Westminster Under, St Paul’s Juniors, Westminster Cathedral Choir and Sussex House.
Eaton House Belgravia Nursery pupils are well prepared for Pre-Prep and are completely relaxed about ‘big school’ because they are in the same building, so entry via this route is a popular option. Early application is advised and parents may find it useful to register for both the Nursery and Pre-Prep from birth as one registration fee covers all schools. Despite the premium on our Nursery places, it is always worth enquiring if spots are available mid-year, as we do have occasional places due to relocation and are always happy to help if we can.
We passionately believe that every child is unique, and so is their learning journey. At Eaton House Belgravia Nursery, every child is challenged at their own level. The children are busy little bees and a timetable geared to learning ensures that they soon pass all their educational milestones and soar ahead confidently. Wellbeing is at the centre and forefront of all we do, ensuring that our littlest pupils are comfortable, supported and encouraged as they take their first educational steps in the Nursery.
The sky is the limit on the children’s individual learning as they curiously explore the world about them through play, technology and state-of-the-art teaching aids. There is a kitchen corner, a dressing up rail and a special tented area for story time and quieter moments. There is also an activity mat and tables for drawing and other activities as well as an interactive whiteboard that the children love to play on.
Individual and small group work allows us to differentiate constantly between Nursery pupils, bringing each on at his or her own pace. To help with this, there are many activities on offer, from sports and swimming to IT, drama, design and linguistic and numerical development.
Each week, learning goals are set out for parents, with a ‘focus of the week’ and there is a lovely and welcoming interaction with parents and carers at pick up and drop off where anything may be freely discussed. Eaton House Belgravia has a family feeling because we pride ourselves on an ‘open door’ policy where parents are included and welcomed.
The Nursery children love eating together at lunchtime and snack time. It is all part of their learning journey and it helps them to develop good eating habits, table manners and conversation.
Vegetarian and filled baked potato options are always available in addition to the menu choice of the day, together with a salad selection. Vegan diets, gluten-free diets, lactose-free and other diets can be accommodated and the school is a strictly nut-free environment. It follows that staff are fully aware of all the individual allergy requirements of their little charges and both they and the kitchen staff are extremely vigilant about what is served to them.
All children take part in our annual Nativity play, and throughout the year we also have smaller performances. This encourages all our children to be confident and expressive communicators and to work well in teams. Parents love to come and see these performances, in which each Nursery child is given his or her moment to shine.
At Eaton House Belgravia Nursery each child is supported and encouraged, helping them to gain independence and confidence. Above all, we believe that Belgravia Nursery should be a magical and happy place where children have the freedom to explore, discover and express their personalities, ready to transition confidently to their next stage.
Sam Feilding, Head of Admissions, on 0203 917 5050