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Our Ethos & Curriculum

At Holland Park Pre-Prep & Nursery (HPPN) we are dedicated in providing outstanding early years education for children. We pride ourselves on being a home from home for the children, recognising the importance of them feeling happy and safe in their environment.

Our aim is for the children to “be the best you can be” and we promote this through our core values:

  • Be Happy
  • Be Ambitious
  • Be Resilient
  • Be Respectful
  • Be You!

The intent of our values is to ensure that we teach kindness, positive and healthy attitudes, high aspirations and most importantly for the children to be the given the opportunity to be best version of themselves. Our curriculum enables the children to become independent, creative and ambitious whilst developing friendships, having respect for one another as well as the world around them. We want children to leave HPPN as confident and independent learners, for them to have a love for learning which will last a lifetime!

Early Years Foundation Stage:

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) shapes our intent as we use the framework to support the children learning within the seven areas of learning and development adhering to the overreaching principles that underpin these in practice.

The EYFS teaches that children are born ready, able and eager to learn. At HPPN learning is a journey and the children are well-prepared as they move from class to class and then later, to their future schools.                                                                       Each class helps to support children in learning new skills in line with                                                                     the EYFS and our core values.

Underlying Principles

• Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

• Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships


• Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers


• Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.