Kindergarten is a beautiful space, where the children can feel the love and security of our extended family. Imaginative play has a very important role in a childʼs development and forms a major part of the kindergarten day. We work with a strong rhythm that remains the same from day to day and week to week, from season to season and year to year. The rhythm becomes deeply rooted in the children, allowing them to know what each day will bring. The children learn through imitation: the teachers take on domestic and artistic tasks which inspire the children to join in. They enjoy the natural toys made from wool, wood, cotton and silk, which feed the imagination and nourishes the senses.
The children use their imaginations to build, play, organise, paint, draw, create and much more. Outside they run, climb, skip, dig, hide, walk, splash, sweep, watch the beetle as he crawls along the wall… The concentration they show in these activities is the beginning of a deep-seated reverence for the natural world as well as a love of learning. Our seasonal songs, rhymes, stories and celebration of festivals support the rhythms and reflect the turning of the year. In Kindergarten we provide wholesome vegetarian food with mainly local organic and fairtrade produce. Children are encouraged to bring in fruit and vegetables to make the crumble, soup and bakes that we share.