The Cherry Hills “Baby Class” provides a nurturing environment for a child’s first experience of school. With a small class size, a full-time teacher, a classroom assistant and a child-minder, the little ones thrive on a “diet” of social interaction, language development and sensory play. The “Nursery Class” at Cherry Hills is targeted at 3-year-old children and is very much an extension of the learning that has already taken place with the younger learners in the Baby Class. The class teacher is assisted by an early years qualified teaching assistant. The main educational focus is to develop pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-numeracy skills in learners as letters, phonics and numbers are introduced through a wide range of hands-on learning activities.