"The Kindergarten is a wonderful place where children can experience their first taste of Breaside."
Early Years Foundation Stage
Our children enter the Kindergarten at 2½ years of age. Our Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is broad and balanced and great emphasis is placed on the child's individual needs and progress. We combine a variety of teaching and learning activities to help the children to learn through play as well as starting their journey on the learning of phonics and numbers. By working with the children in small groups, we are able to help the children develop in many ways and to prepare them for their life in the Reception classes.
The Kindergarten has a wonderful ethos where our youngest children can experience their first taste of Breaside and the children learn in a colourful and stimulating environment. Our Kindergarten children develop their confidence and self-esteem in other areas too such as in their performances to parents and friends at Harvest, Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter Parade, as well as regular concerts and musical medleys.
Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Breaside Kindergarten helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development.
For children between the ages of 2½ and 5 years, the Kindergarten provides a curriculum for the Early Years Foundation stage of education. This curriculum is set out in the attached document, published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Department for Education and Skills, and called Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage. Kindergarten follows this guidance.