Downey House & Fullerton house Pre-Prep
Welcome to Downey House and Fullerton House Pre-Prep!
Our Pre-Prep welcomes children from the age of 2 years and 10 months (preference is given to children in their Pre-Prep year) and provides a safe, stimulating and happy learning environment.
Our small class size means that each child receives quality time with experienced staff who have a good understanding of each individual child’s needs which helps ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
By the end of the Pre-Prep year the children are ready for a smooth transition to P1 with a great head start and positive attitude towards their future education.
|pre-prep fees 2022/2023
|Pre-Prep Fee 8.30 am - 1 pm
|Pre-Prep Breakfast Club 8 am - 8.30 am
|Pre-Prep Afterschool Club 1 pm - 3 pm
|Pre-Prep Afterschool Club 1 pm - 5.30 pm
Downey House Pre-Prep
Downey House Pre-Prep is situated in East Belfast on 40 acres of grounds at Pirrie Park, Methody's playing fields.
The children have access to well-equipped outdoor play areas with climbing frames, ECO garden and play equipment.
Fullerton House Pre-Prep
Fullerton House Pre-Prep is situated in South Belfast, on the Methody campus, adjacent to the Lisburn Road.
The children have access to well-equipped outdoor play areas with climbing frames, ECO garden and a soft surface play area. They also have access to facilities within both the Prep and the College.
Our Pre-Prep Day
Pre-Prep is open Monday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm.
We also provide a full wraparound care service from 8 am - 5.30 pm. The Pre-Prep has the same term dates as the Preparatory Department.
Child Led Learning
Learning in Pre-Prep is informal and child led. The children gain confidence and have an ‘I can do this’ attitude to school.
Pre Prep Curriculum
Development across the 6 areas of the curriculum are supported and promoted and the children will take part in a variety of activities throughout the day.
Areas of learning:
- The Arts
- Language Development
- Early Mathematical Experiences
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- The World Around Us
Transition to P1
Our aim is to provide a very smooth transition into P1 in Downey House and Fullerton House with a great head start and a positive attitude towards their future education.
The Pre-Prep children will have lots of opportunities to meet their P1 teacher and visit the P1 classroom. The children will get to know the specialist teachers and they will also be familiar with the other staff in the Preparatory Department. The Pre-Prep leader takes full advantage of the opportunity to discuss each individual child with the P1 teacher to ensure continuity of care.