Garden House School Kindergarten provides an inspiring nursery education for boys and girls. The Kindergarten was established more than half a century ago and provides a strong foundation to your child’s time at Garden House. The Kindergarten occupies an a building in Sedding Street, attached to the Holy Trinity Church, literally a stone’s throw from Sloane Square. There is a small outdoor space for activities and growing plans, we also have the use of a playground of a neighbouring school for ball games and play.
Learning in Kindergarten is colourful, imaginative and creative. We aim to instill confidence and a joy of learning within each child. The strong emphasis of Kindness throughout the school is evident from the start.
The large classroom allows children to pursue the Early Years curriculum with areas of learning and a separate library and quiet room with an interactive whiteboard is used for group activities and Art Appreciation.
Parents are encouraged to share in the child's year in Kindergarten. They take part in parent activities and come in to read to the children.
Being part of the Main School enables children to be taught by skilled, specialist teachers and provides a smooth transition into Reception (Preparatory). Kindergarten children attend all the major Main School events such the Carol Service and the Summer Show.
Nursery education is recognised as having value. Initial focus on Literacy and Numeracy is balanced with an approach aimed to encourage the joy of learning and to open avenues to the possible adventures to which an enquiring mind might be drawn.
- 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
Kindergarten benefits from its separate location providing a safe, inspiring environment in which to start school. Each child is able to grow in confidence and independence at a pace which suits them.
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.