Hazel Orme Community Kindergarten has a long and valued tradition reaching back to its beginnings in 1923.
As a kindergarten we encourage the development of all aspects of children; this can be greatly assisted with parent involvement.
The philosophy we choose to follow is a Piagetian one. We believe that this can be truly child orientated because it is based on observation of the development of each child. By following Piaget’s descriptions of development of intelligence, it is possible to plan both for the individual and the group.
Our main aim as a starting point is a friendly relationship with the child and his/her parents, making the latter feel free to question and become satisfied that their child’s needs will be paramount while in our care.
Records are kept of all children’s work. Each week we record the progress made by the individual child, the skills he/she has mastered.
Your child’s learning outcomes in line with the Early Years Learning Framework include:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- Children are connected with and contribute to their world
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- Children are confident and involved learners
- Children are effective communicators
We encourage parents to check periodically on how their child is progressing.