St Michael's Pre-School

Fostering every childs unique best

At St Michael’s Pre-school everything we do is designed to stimulate imagination, creativity, decision making, language and expression. We nurture children’s emotional and social skills and equip them with self-confidence and happiness to reach their full potential.

St Michael's Pre-school provides an environment that is secure, warm and exciting. Our teaching incorporates the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) to develop life-long skills that children can take and use both inside and outside the classroom, and to support children’s efforts to construct meaning from the world around them.

We engage the children in the inquiry of learning from the very beginning of their education to develop:

  •  a positive self-concept and an increasing understanding and knowledge of the world
  • emotional security and the freedom to have fun through exploration and social interactions
  • social awareness and friendship skills that instil trust, the ability to share, to cooperate and to develop positive relationships
  • language and communication skills through guided and free inquiry
  • intellectual skills, reasoning skills, problem-solving skills and the understanding of basic concepts through guided inquiry
  • physical health through body awareness, sensory perception, and fine and gross motor skills
  • creativity through self-expression, language, music and inquiry.

Our Philosophy

At St Michael’s, the teachers nurture the love of learning by:

•          Providing a stimulating, safe and caring learning environment
•          Offering a variety of experiences to appreciate diversity of learning
•          engaging with the children in their learning
•          Building trust between staff members
•          Expecting parents to be in partnership with children’s learning

This is achieved through implementing the Early Years Learning Framework and Primary Years Programme. Through these curriculums an interest based programme develops a child’s passion for learning.

We believe that assessment is an integral part of our curriculum. As a child begins their journey, we extend their knowledge through investigations and promoting independent thought.  We believe in creating lifelong learners in an environment where resilience, confidence, respecting difference and appreciation of nature are attributes to be encouraged. We celebrate each child’s uniqueness. We do this through having an integrated learning programme of visual arts, music and language learning.

We enable children to become global-minded citizens who care about their families, their communities and the world, thus reaching their full potential. 

Open Day/Information Morning

When considering where to send your child to Pre-school, our Information Mornings provide a unique opportunity to discover what a Cranbrook Pre-school could offer you and your family. To register for an Open Day please click here, choose your preferred date and register your details. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

Cranbrook Pre-School brochure