Parents

are a child’s first and most enduring educators. When we work together in the early years the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. This is especially necessary when the child is learning English at the kindergarten as a second, or even third, language.

It is vitally important for the parents to support the child’s mother tongue by finding time each day to read, play, talk with the child and ask questions in the mother tongue. Also, each child is given a small amount of homework every week.

We have found that the children of parents that are willing to spend time helping them with this work progress far more quickly and have more confidence than others. Each child has a homework book where parents can comment on the work, ask questions or arrange parent/teacher talks.

We seek to develop an effective partnership with parents. A successful partnership needs a two-way flow of information, knowledge and expertise.

We are always willing to discuss

any questions a parent may have about the kindergarten, how it is run and how/why certain policy decisions are made. As part of this co-operation between parents and teachers we have formulated a behaviour management policy.

All parents are welcome to join our parents committee.

Managing Behaviour

We believe that children and adults flourish best in an ordered environment in which everyone knows what is expected of them and the children are free to develop their play and learning without fear of being hurt or hindered by anyone else.

We aim to work towards a situation in which children can develop self-discipline and self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.