Roselyon introduces children to the important world of learning in the happy, caring and supportive environment of our nursery department.
In a dedicated section in the main school and with its own outdoor play area, we introduce children to language, number and social skills through a wide variety of play-based activities, including Forest School, where the children learn in the woods in our grounds, and more structured small-group sessions where we can devote time to the specific needs of the individual child. Physical education and learning about the world we live in are part of every day in this thriving setting.
We offer a warm, friendly welcome to all of our pupils and their parents. We pride ourselves on presenting each child with opportunities to achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum, preparing them for a happy and successful progression towards the next stage of their education in Red Class, our reception year group.
After school clubs start to become available for Red Class children. Whilst a full day at school is enough for most children at the beginning of the year, by the summer term, many enjoy Gardening Club or Karate on evening a week.
How we care for your children as they grow
Leaving the security of the Early Years stage of education can seem daunting, with educational expectations and homework looming large on the horizon. At Roselyon we make sure that the transition is calm and careful with the security of familiar teachers and the excitement of new challenges.
From Prep I to Prep VI each child has a special relationship with their form teacher, who cares for them on a daily basis, keeping in close contact with parents and ensuring that every member of staff who has contact with them is aware of any special needs, whether these are medical, social or educational. If a child has a problem it is to their form teacher that they go, knowing that support will be offered and that there is always an adult on their side.
Playtimes can sometimes be intimidating for children in larger schools but with small classes and caring children, the only youngsters not playing together at Roselyon tend to be those who have been so gripped by a book that they can’t bear to put it down. Curled up on a bench in a world of their own they are often the picture of happiness.
Inevitably there are times when children disagree and we have learned over the years that it is productive to ensure that the children share their troubles. We use PHSE lessons to explore friendship issues, some of which can seem insurmountable as children reach out towards adolescence but, once discussed, become acceptable facts of life. Careful, structured discussions of relationship issues are held throughout the school as a part of normal life but can be reinforced whenever a crisis looms.
The prefect system allows the younger children to have role models to look up to and there is a healthy age-group mix at playtimes where the older children can give the benefit of their experience to any troubled youngster.
Roselyon is a family school where we welcome all those who play an important part in the children’s lives. Grandparents, siblings and au pairs are as welcomed as parents are to the school, so long as we know who they are! In this way the children learn that school is not a separate part of life but it is their environment, where they can welcome their special people and show them what happens during their busy days.