The kindergarten is housed on the ground floor of the Infant House at Annan. There are several large rooms providing beautiful areas for block play, art and craft/cooking, role play, small world and quiet activity. The kindergarten shares a beautiful dining room with the rest of the classes in the Infant House. Snack time is taken at café style tables with flowers on the table. Children prepare their own fruit, make snacks like bread or muesli, and drink from real glasses.
In the Kindergarten we meet all the requirements of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Our play and other learning materials are mostly made of wood and other natural materials that allow for open ended play and the opportunity for each child’s imaginative and creative play to be set free. Outside is a lovely garden with areas for physical play with loose part materials, water play, a mud kitchen, a large sandpit and allotment area.
The Kindergarten is run with a strong, Froebelian influence, where the belief is that, through engaging with the world, understanding unfolds. We value giving children opportunities for uninterrupted play as a way for children to learn and discover about the world around them.