Clear, sensitive Nursery and Pre-Prep Advice

We can help you identify the perfect nursery for your child while preparing them for nursery and pre-prep entrance exams.

When helping you choose the right nursery or pre-prep, our consultants use their strong relationships with institutions around the UK and carefully profile the educational, social and emotional needs of your child to find a place to suit them.

Our experts also understand how daunting 4+ and 5+ entrance exams can be and undertake assessments to recommend tuition that is fun and bespoke, all while providing an overview of the process. We are with you every step of the way.

Jane Ritchie - Ivy Education
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Nursery & Early Years Consultant

"It’s never too early to start planning your child’s education and schooling. At Ivy Education we help parents understand the complexities of the London Independent school system and the choices and decisions to consider from the earliest stages of their child’s education."

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Getting into your top preference

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

Identifying the right Nursery & Pre-Prep

Our team of experts can support your family along every step of the admission process for nurseries.

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 the contents of the Early Years curriculum and how their child is performing in relation to it. They take into account: 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 always ensure to 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

Our team of experts can also support your family along every step of the admission process for prep schools.

Nursery and 4+ Support

Our Early Years specialist will come to your home and support you and your child on an on-going basis.

The specialist will be able to review their progress and developmental needs, so you can prepare them for the transition from Nursery to Pre-Prep.

Ivy Education does not believe that children of this age benefit from tuition and recommend that periodic activity based and fun assessment sessions with our Early Years Specialist Consultants will equip parents with all the tools they need to integrate fantastic learning opportunities into their child’s daily routine.

4+ Assessments

We offer both one-to-one and group assessments, conducted by expert 4+ assessors.

Our assessments are designed to be interactive and dynamic, featuring age-appropriate and fun activities that allow our assessors to understand your child’s motor skills, numerical and letter recognition, and communication skills.

Our 4+ Group Assessments replicate the small settings that the children experience when going to schools, therefore, preparing them for what to expect and showing parents how it all works.

Please enquire about our one-on-one assessments. Alternatively read more about our group assessments by clicking on the button below.

Your Academic Journey with Ivy Education