About Bennerley House Pre-prep

At Bennerley House Pre-prep we work in partnership with parents to prepare children for entry into some of the most well regarded schools in the local and surrounding areas.

Our Pre-prep, Bennerley House which is located on Bennerley Road, adjoins our Nursery Northcote House.  Whilst the Nursery and Pre-prep have separate entrances, there is access between the settings to ensure a smooth transition for all our children.  Children joining Northcote House are also registered for a place at Bennerley House, and will transfer automatically when at the correct age to do so (generally just before a child’s third birthday). Children from our Pre-prep go on to attend a variety of local schools, including Thomas’s, Belleville, Honeywell, and Dolphin, among others.  We also offer after school and holiday care for children up to the age of 8, providing a collection service from some of these schools.

Bennerley House is located in a beautiful open plan building making it suitable for a variety of activities. This space includes purpose built areas for maths, creative play, construction and literacy, among other things. We have a dedicated room for art and messy play activities and a separate library. We also have a kitchen and dining area with a special low counter which is perfect for children to serve their own food and to participate in cooking activities. Focused activities in emergent writing skills and numeracy ensure that children are well prepared when they start in reception class, and the varied activities on offer ensure that children are having fun whilst learning.  Our Pre-prep currently boasts two members of staff with Qualified Teacher Status so you can be assured that every child at Bennerley House has access to the highest quality teaching.

Our Nursery Manager, Ditta Kankulya also manages Bennerley House, and together with the passionate and committed Pre-prep team, they help to prepare each and every child for their next steps in education.  Our comprehensive transition to school programme, ensures that when children leave Bennerley House for reception class, they are confident and well equipped to face the challenges ahead.