Rydal Penrhos School

Nursery and Kindergarten

Our Early Years department starts at 2½ -4 and can offer the flexibility that any parent requires.

Come and visit us! Call 01492 530381 or email swilliams@rydalpenrhos.com to book a visit, or click here to request a prospectus to begin your journey…

Early Years was inspected by Estyn in 2013. The report was full of positive praise for our Early Years Department supervisor, Mrs Roberts, and her dedicated team.

We offer places on a full-time basis, a daily basis, with a minimum of two days, and morning sessions, again, with a minimum of two mornings.

Children can experience learning and play in a stimulating and caring school environment. We seek to work with parents and to meet the individual needs of each child.

For working mums and dads, we offer wrap-around care from 8.00am until 6pm in the evening using our Earlybirds and After School service.

School fees

Full Day Nursery/Kindergarten with no extra charge for wrap-around care.
5 days £2,385 for the term
4 days £2,012 for the term
3 days £1,509 for the term
2 days £1,006 for the term

Half Day Nursery/Kindergarten with no extra charge for earlybirds care.
5 mornings £1,510 for the term
4 mornings £1,208 for the term
3 mornings £1,000 for the term
2 mornings £665 for the term

A structured day with fun activities

We follow the national Foundation Phase of learning, and provide a healthy lunch. Children are introduced to gym, ballet, Forest School and music from an early stage and are welcomed into a larger, caring school community from the outset. By being part of a school, children can enjoy taking part in an even wider range of fun, social activities.

Set on a hillside overlooking the sea, the school enjoys a superb setting for the development and growth of its pupils.

Specific learning areas and continuous provision

The Early Years department is made up of eight different areas of learning consisting of a circle-time room and music area, construction, reading, discovery and outside areas, a creative room, a numeracy and literacy room and, finally, a role-play area. The idea behind this continuous provision is that children initiated learning is valued and supported. Now click here to read about the Foundation Phase of Learning’s goals.

A safe, secure and happy environment

Codes for the department’s doors keep children safe, but parents are welcome to pop in at any time. Because of our ‘open door’ policy, we know most of the parents as well as the children and we deal with concerns as they arise. No issues are allowed to develop, as they are sorted out immediately.

Starting at Rydal Penrhos Early Year department

You can help prepare your child for school by

  • ensuring they are fully toilet trained before their start date
  • encouraging your child to mix with other children
  • providing your child with toys which stimulate the imagination and develop manual dexterity e.g. bricks, construction sets, dolls with removable clothes
  • encouraging your child to tidy away toys
  • singing rhymes with your child
  • setting aside a special time daily for sharing a story with your child
  • joining the local library and borrowing books for your child
  • encouraging your child to use pencils and crayons
  • encouraging your child to sit at the table for meals and helping them to use a knife and fork
  • encouraging your child to get dressed by themselves and to learn to put on their coat.
Seeing Early Years in action

If you would like to visit our wonderul department please contact Susan Williams on 01492 530381 or swilliams@rydalpenrhos.com, she will be delighted to assist you in taking this first step in your child’s education. You can order a prospectus to get a flavour for the school, but we fully recommend a visit to help you make an informed choice.

During your visit, you will be able to tour the department and its learning and play areas, meet our friendly, experienced staff, and witness a happy school day for yourself. If you would like to take the process further, a taster session is a popular option. Your child will be invited into school to experience the Early Years department. Parents are welcome to stay for the duration of the session which will run from 9.30 – 11.15am.

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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