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Early Kindergarten & Kindergarten

A home from home environment

Treetops marks the beginning of your child's Duncombe education. We firmly believe that play is the foundation upon which children build their educational journey. Every activity at Treetops, whether it be exploring the sandpit, engaging with playdough, or venturing through Forest School, is thoughtfully designed with an educational focus and objective.

Your child's Key Worker takes on the responsibility of their personalised learning experience. Through regular one-on-one sessions, they form a deep understanding of your child and their abilities, fostering a strong connection and tailored approach to their development.

We warmly welcome children to Early Kindergarten after they turn 2 years old, with a natural transition to Kindergarten the term they turn three.

Quick reference for Early Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Ages 2 to 3 years

Each day the children in KG and EKG have an abundance of stimulating activities.

– Voice of the Parent 2023


Building firm foundations

As children embark on their Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten journey, we gently introduce them to the vibrant world of school life. Through a well-structured daily timetable consisting of activities such as carpet time and music lessons, children grasp the concept of structure, rules, and expectations.

Both morning and afternoon sessions offer a balanced mix of group phonics and numeracy sessions, opportunities for free play, as well as adult-led activities and child-initiated learning. Each session focuses on fostering communication and language development, social and emotional growth, and physical development. While each day brings something new and exciting, the joy of imaginative learning remains constant for our children.

To support their wellbeing, we provide nutritious and wholesome snacks throughout the day for all children. For those attending morning and all-day sessions, a nourishing hot lunch is also provided, ensuring their energy and focus are sustained.

We teach a variety of engaging subjects:

Personalised Learning

While we use the Early Years Foundation Stage as the basis for a balanced curriculum, we tailor our teaching and learning to meet the specific needs of individual children, building on their strengths, supporting them in areas of challenge, and helping them to achieve success on their own terms.


Making the most of all the facilities available

Treetops, our purpose-built Early Years building, is a bright and stimulating learning environment, with distinct teaching areas for our younger children.

Across the day, the children venture outside to Treetops Garden. Built with little people in mind, the garden is an exciting adventure for their imaginations. The children regularly visit our magnificent Sound Garden, Forest School, and the library for weekly lessons with their Key Workers. Once the children move up to Kindergarten, they visit both the Duncombe Arena and our Music Studio for weekly specialist-taught lessons.

Wrap Around Care

Need care outside of school hours and holidays?

For parents who need childcare outside of school hours or during holiday time, Treetops are able to offer flexible wrap around care from 7:30am up until 6:30pm during term time. Each day of the week has a different theme, ensuring that children who stay after school are engaged and excited about their extra activities.

During school holidays, we provide flexible care options for children in Early Kindergarten through to Reception at Treetops Holiday Club.

Children in Years 1-6, can attend SuperCamps onsite, which is open to both Duncombe children and members of the public.


We offer full-time or part-time places

Children can attend any combination of half or full day sessions (minimum of 3, subject to availability):

  • Flexible wrap around offering available

  • School day sessions (8:30am-3:30pm)

  • Morning sessions (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Afternoon sessions (12:30pm-3:30pm), available during Spring and Summer term for Kindergaten children only

Our fees are charged per school term in advance, and we participate in the Government's 15 Funded Scheme for 3 and 4 year olds in Kindergarten and Nursery only.

Join us for a Personal Tour

 Discover a Duncombe Education 

Come and visit experience and discover firs-hand how we nurture our children’s minds through an inspiring educational journey.

Begin an unforgettable adventure.

Duncombe School cultivates a love for learning, laying a strong foundation for future success. Our school is divided into three stages: Early Years (ages 2-5), which includes pre-school and Reception, Lower School (ages 5-8), and Upper School (ages 8-11). 

3 - 4 yrs old


4 - 5 yrs old


5 - 8 yrs old


8 - 11 yrs old


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Duncombe School

Admissions Enquiries: 01992 414109

General Enquiries: 01992 414100