KINDERGARTEN AT GARDEN HOUSE SCHOOL
Garden House School Kindergarten provides an inspiring nursery education for boys and girls aged 3-4 years. The Kindergarten occupies a building in Sedding Street, attached to the Holy Trinity Church, literally a stone’s throw from Sloane Square and the main School. There is a small outdoor space for activities and growing plants and the children use the playground of a neighbouring school for ball games and play. The Kindergarten provides a strong foundation to your child’s time at Garden House.
Teaching in Kindergarten is imaginative and creative. Dedicated teachers create learning opportunities with an atmosphere with an atmosphere of warmth and encouragement, to instill curiosity and a joy of learning in each child.
The large, bright classroom allows children to pursue the Early Years’ Foundation Stage Curriculum encompassing the seven areas of learning with focus on Literacy and Numeracy. An independent quiet room with an interactive whiteboard is used for group activities and Art Appreciation. The separate location provides a safe, inspiring environment in which to start school. Each child is able to grow in confidence and independence at a pace which suits him.
A close partnership is fostered with the parents, who are encouraged to share in the child's year in Kindergarten. They take part in parent activities and come to read to the children.
Being part of the Main School enables our Kindergarten children to use the wonderful facilities and to be taught by skilled, specialist teachers. Moreover it provides a smooth transition into Reception (Preparatory). Kindergarten children attend all the major Main School events such the Carol Service and the Summer Show.
Kindergarten has an exceptional child/teacher ratio
The children enjoy weekly Gym sessions in the Main School gym
Ballet is taught in the Main School’s ballet room
French lessons take place twice weekly
Music, Drama and Computing are part of the curriculum
On Thursdays the Kindergarten attends weekly Assembly in the Main School
Yoga and 'Little Kicker' ball skills are taught in the afternoon
The strong emphasis of Kindness throughout the School is evident from the start and continues through the child’s time at Garden House.
THE KINDERGARTEN UNIFORM
Children are not expected to wear School uniform but require a red smock to cover their home clothes. They also need leather-soled ballet shoes (black for boys and pink for girls available from the Chelsea Ballet School). The smock can be purchased from Billings & Edmonds. Second hand uniform is run by Mrs Moore based at 11 Chelsea Park Gardens, SW3 6AF. To make an appointment please call 020 7352 7594.