Thank you for enquiring about 3+, 4+ & 5+ admission

Below are details of the ways we can help your child

Getting into your top preference

2+, 3+, 4+ and 5+ assessments determine Nursery and School entry and are carried out by many of the top institutions.

Our team of expers can support your familt along every step of the admission process for nurseries and schools such as:


Identifying the right Nursery & Pre-Prep

Learning Assessments: It is very difficult for parents to know what is expected of their children at such very young ages. The assessments Ivy education offers will help prepare parents for what to expect when they take their children to 3,4 and 5+ assessments.

They will also clarify what the Early Years curriculum looks like and where their child is performing in relation to it. They look at communication skills, fine motor skills, number knowledge and problem solving as well as phonics, mark making, reading and comprehension skills.

Matching schools to your child: Our team has strong links and personal relationships with many nurseries and schools in and around London. Whatever your situation we will always ensure we match your child to the place that meets their educational, social and emotional requirements.

Our consultant will guide you with advice on how best to prepare yourselves and your child for the assessment, with specific attention to the similarities and differences between nurseries and schools. You will receive recommended preparation activities and suggestions, personalised to your child’s developmental needs and practical tips on how to plan your assessment days for optimal outcome.

Preparing for School Entrance

Nursery Support: The specialist will come to your home and support you and your child on an on-going basis. The specialist will be able to prepare them for the transition from Nursery to Pre-Prep.

Tuition: Our 4+ and 5+ tuition programs are specially designed to ensure that children complete their assessments to the best of their ability and that their Numeracy and Literacy is at its best possible level. Having seen many children go through the process, we understand it is tough and daunting for both parents and children. Success in these assessments will give your children the best chance to gain entry to their preferred nursery or school. Individual Educational Plans are carefully shaped to concentrate on areas of difficulty that have been highlighted by our specialists.

The tutor will coordinate their IEP with the key link at nursery/school ensuring that targets are met and your child flourishes.

Depending on the specific Nursery or Pre-Prep Entrance processes, Tuition will focus on:

  • English
  • Maths

Ivy Education will match one of our Nursery and Early Years consultants to support you and your child:

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" Nicola was a great success, T really enjoyed his lessons with her – he made English fun! That was fantastic. I recommend and I will get in touch in the New Year to arrange further tutoring"
Mrs. B, Fulham

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