Little Ardvreck is a lively department for day children aged between 3 and 7 years of age. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Ardvreck’s grounds, our unique environment provides a wealth of natural learning opportunities.

Our central aim at Ardvreck is to help children to develop their confidence and self-esteem by giving them the opportunity to find the thing or things that they love to do and then using that enthusiasm and passion as a springboard for building and working for their future.

The Best Standard of Prep School Early Education

Class sizes are small which means that the learning experience is very intimate and the children quickly develop a sense of self-discipline coupled with good manners. Little Ardvreck children are happy children who enjoy the family atmosphere that small classes can provide.

Little Ardvreck children are very much part of the school community. They are members of the school house system and work hard to earn points for their houses. They are in constant contact with the senior children in the school and look forward to the regular visits of the older children when work is carried out together.

From day one children have the opportunity to take part in sports including hockey, swimming and tennis. Sport is played daily throughout the week and full use is made of the indoor sports hall as well as the extensive outdoor play areas. If a child is musical they can begin instrument tuition from the age of five or six; 95% of our pupils play at least one musical instrument.

Outdoor activities are a key part of a Little Ardvreck education and camp fires and nature exploration appear regularly on the timetable.

Our After School Club runs every weekday until 6.00pm (or part thereof) with as many of the activities as possible being done outside.

Montessori Education

All the younger children benefit from Montessori mornings that are held during the week. We are the only prep school in Perthshire offering this exceptional learning style, which encourage children to become naturally curious and engaged in their learning. Montessori provides the ideal foundation for a lifelong love of learning.