Berkeley Pre-School is an OUTSTANDING private setting for 2-3 year olds. It is a registered charity and separate from Berkeley Academy although it is located on the same site. It is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance.
The Pre-School Committee has elected to remove all non statutory references to inspections whilst calling for a review of the national system. A link is available under 'Quality of Education'.
Berkeley Pre-School aims to provide the best possible learning experience for children primarily aged 2 to 3 years of age through:
Offering excellent play, education and care facilities, a safe stimulating and comfortable environment, fun and enjoyment and a great partnership with parents and families to maximise every child's progress and ensure they do well at every stage of their learning
Promoting a healthy lifestyle by encouraging exercise, good eating habits and building a sound foundation for well-being
Working in partnership with other providers to share best practice and remain at the cutting edge of innovation
The Pre-School is open from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 12.30 to 15.30 on week days during the school year thus providing two sessions of 3 hours each day. There are 24 places available on each half day. Mrs Harpreet Panesar and her dynamic staff are highly trained and experienced practitioners who were awarded the prestigious ‘Let’s Talk Together’ quality mark in 2016 for excellence in the development of language skills.
Here is the Pre-School team’s vision in their own words:
"We ensure that all individual children exceed expectations and enjoy learning through play with excellence at the centre of everything that we do. We want to equip each child with intelligence and curiosity in abundance as well as a beautiful sense of wonder and imagination.
Berkeley Pre-School focuses on children’s overall development in the seventeen areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage. We prepare young children to acquire vital age-related skills such as gross and fine motor co-ordination, language, social and cognitive development.
At Berkeley Pre-School we value:
♦ Individuality and Equality
♦ Perseverance and Enjoyment
♦ Creativity and Excellence "
Parents rate the setting very highly and there is a waiting list throughout the year. The children enjoy the stimulating environment and activities and quickly become curious and confident with a love of learning, excellent social skills and a strong sense of right and wrong. This prepares them very well for the next stage of their education.
If you are interested in applying for a place at Berkeley Pre-School, please contact Mrs Harpreet Panesar (Pre-School Manager) submitting the form bellow or by ✉ Email, you can either contact us by telephone: 0208 5705700, option 1
Please read the Admissions Policy below before making an application.
Please click on this link for the Pre-School Registration Form
- Jennie Lewis (Chair)
- Mehmoona Yousaf (Vice Chair)
- Peter Stumpf
- Anna Perszewska
- Charlotte Davies
- Chief Executive: Kevin Prunty
- Pre-School Manager: Harpreet Panesar