Discover how to prepare your child for school admission in the early years with this guide by our expert education consultants.
Pre-Preparatory Tutors and Nursery Consultants
Generally, we believe that children should not be tutored before Reception. If your child does not attend a nursery or is particularly bright then the support of a pre-school tutor can help develop the basics or expand their horizons alongside your existing childcare arrangements, or nanny. Once at school, some children benefit from a little extra support, particularly if they have joined the school from a non academic nursery. At this stage, a tutor would typically provide extra help with phonics, which will help to develop confidence and in turn improve concentration, literacy and numeracy. Every tutor we introduce has many years of experience in developing a child’s education in the early years and teaches with an emphasis on lessons that are fun and engaging.
Does my child really need a tutor at this age?
Young children learn at a tremendous speed, and the demands of modern life mean that parents are not always able to dedicate as much time as possible to their child’s education. This is where a professional pre-prep tutor can be helpful. We work with a wealth of tutors with a background in education, child psychology or a number of other appropriate disciplines. The tutor will then take your child under their wing and help them to develop their potential. By introducing a pre-prep tutor at an early age, you can also identify and begin to reduce the impact of a number of learning difficulties, although it is important to remember that it is notoriously difficult to provide an accurate diagnosis at this age.
Can you introduce tutors for 4 Plus Assessments?
We do not introduce tutors for the 4+ Assessments. However, if you would like to support your child at home, you could focus on the core skills every child needs to develop, such as concentration, listening and turn-taking, by engaging them with active play and helping to nurture natural curiosity and a desire to learn.
Preparation for UK School Admission
One of the key reasons why parents across the world make use of pre-prep and nursery tutors is to prepare their child for entry into a UK school. If you are struggling to select your child’s school, our award winning education consultants provide independent advice to help you find the right school for your child and family’s aspirations and they can guide you through every step of the application process. To find out more information about this service, please visit our Education Consultants page.
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