Paula's Academy is a special classroom designed specifically for older children aged 3-5, dedicated to preparing your child for the transition to primary school.
With the help of local New Entrant teachers and our own educational philosophy, we have created a programme where fun based ‘child lead’ play is balanced with a more focused ‘teacher lead’ Early Childhood Educational approach. Alongside free play (which we recognize is very important at this age) we focus on creating a planned programme where children develop independence, problem solving skills, confidence, and social skills whilst laying down the key foundation of literacy and numeracy.
This unique concept classroom allows our skilled teachers to work alongside small groups of children in a settled environment. Children participate in hands-on learning projects while incorporating “STEAM” based learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). All children benefit from quality time in our programme, becoming eager learners.
We regularly have excursions into our community and primary schools, as well as ‘theme’ days.
Owners Anthony and Stacey Holder realise the importance of preparation for school and feedback from parents has been really positive. “We are thrilled with the reaction to our classroom from parents, children can’t wait to get into the Academy environment, they absolutely love it and it shows."
With an emphasis on a balance of ‘teacher lead’ and ‘child lead’ learning, children thrive in the Academy Room. This leads to a smooth transition into primary education where children are confident and capable learners. New Entrant Teachers love what we do and are big supporters!
Paula’s Academy programme accommodates up to 20 children.
Sessions are booked 8.30am-3.30pm. Bookings can extend past these times if required.
20 hours ECE funding available.
Minimum of 3 sessions per week.