Preston International Nursery and Primary School
Preston International Nursery and Primary School commenced educational activities on the 19th of September 2022 with children enroled in the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) classes only i.e. Creche, Playgroup, Nursery and Reception. Preston International Nursery and Primary School is the primary section of the illustrious Preston International Secondary School which was founded in 2006 by British-qualified and well experienced educationists Mr Toyin and Mrs Funmi Ajayi.
Our mission is to raise fine, well-rounded, well-educated, respectable, God-fearing children, who will be adequately prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.
As an expert early years teacher with many years of experience in the UK, Mrs. Funmi Ajayi is taking the lead as Director at Preston International Nursery and Primary School and deploying the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework to deliver a truly British curriculum with a blend of the Nigerian curriculum. With our team of experienced and well-trained teachers, we are set to deliver exciting learning activities and experiences which will aid and accelerate the intellectual development of the children at Preston International Nursery and Primary School.
Our Staged Growth Plan
For the 2022-23 academic session, we decided to start with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) classes only i.e. will be starting with our creche/baby room, playgroup, nursery and reception classes only. We plan to start KS1 & 2 – Primary 1 to 6 in the 2023-24 academic session.
The Creche/Baby Room (3 months – 18 months)
With an adult to baby ratio of 1:3, our Baby Room has spaces for eight babies and 4 toddlers and is specially designed to meet the needs of our youngest children.
Facilities include an indoor play that is well resourced with age-appropriate toys and resources that aid learning. This opens up to a cosy outdoor play area with lush green artificial turf and outdoor play equipment. Adjacent to the indoor play area is the quiet room with individually dedicated cots for sleeping, each fitted with cot mobiles to lull little tots to dream land. The creche also has a separate kitchen and baby changing facilities.
Parents receive a daily record, keeping them informed of how their baby has been throughout the day. A member of the Baby Room staff is also available at the beginning and end of day to discuss each child's day, their meals and their progress towards their milestones.
The Playgroup (18 months – 36 months)
At the playgroup room, we provide care and education for up to 20 children between the ages of approximately 18 months and three years, although this is very flexible depending on each child's needs and stage of development.
Activities include mark making, messy and imaginative play activities, along with age-appropriate construction and mathematics learning resources. The room has a well-stocked book corner, where the children can listen to stories read by an adult or look at a book independently, and also a 'Toddle Box' for music in the listening area to which they can clap, wiggle, dance and sing along happily.
The Nursery Class (3 – 4 year olds)
The nursery houses up to 20 children who are three to four years old. The large, purpose built classroom is designed in accordance with international architectural and educational statutory spatial requirements of 5m2 per child, making a variety of rich educational experiences possible for the young ones. There are different learning areas in the same classroom such as a well-stocked construction area, play area where we have the water and sand trays and other malleable materials, book corner, role play area, writing area, listening area, computer area and carpet area.
The Reception Class (4 – 5 year olds)
Like the nursery class, the reception class is also designed for up to 20 children. At reception, children begin to take on more focused learning activities and the challenges increase, howbeit in a fun way. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum in all our classes.
At reception, pupils engage more with listening to stories, poems and rhymes which feed their imagination, enhance their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills. We make sure that we give reading, writing and mathematics in our reception class sufficient direct teaching time every day, with frequent opportunities for children to practice and consolidate their growing knowledge.
Why Preston is best for your child...
Under the guidance of expert teachers as facilitators, children learn through play and in a self-directed manner, thereby nurturing order, concentration and independence as they think about what they are learning as active learners engaged in visual, audio and kinaesthetic (VAK) forms of learning.
Set in extensive grounds, Preston International School is tastefully designed and equipped with lots of international standard learning resources that will make a child love school and learning, thus stimulating intellectual growth and all round rapid development for every child. Facilities include school hall, library, ICT rooms, health bay, indoor gym, outdoor playgrounds for each class, clean and tastefully designed child-friendly toilets, music room, science laboratories and very large classrooms fitted with CCTV cameras which are also everywhere in the school.
We are a Cambridge School duly registered and approved by the British Council to operate the British curriculum and currently hold the British Council’s International School Award. We are also a government-approved school duly registered and approved by the Ondo State Ministry of Education which have rated the school as Excellent. We also deliver the Nigerian curriculum.
Christian Ethos & Values
Our pursuit of excellence is built on a Christ-centred foundation for all our pupils. Daily worship and assemblies help to develop and build rich Christian values in our students. We teach our students to imbibe good manners, good etiquettes, respect and discipline.
. Our well maintained fleet of school buses are available to do the school runs for you. Our drivers are well trained with checked references to ensure that they are courteous, disciplined and professional as they perform their duties. Responsible adults accompany the school buses, taking responsibility from pick up to drop off.
Breakfast Club and After-school Clubs
We understand that parents not only have to get kids ready on time, but also have very busy work schedules. Therefore, our breakfast club which is open as early as 7.00am provide delicious breakfast and other engaging activities for our pupils before the school day begins at 8.00am. Similarly, there are a range of after-school clubs to choose from.