"Receive the children in reverence, educate them with love, let them go forth in freedom."

Rudolf Steiner

Kindergarten

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Wild Cherry Kindergarten offers a beautiful environment for children to learn and play.

The toys and resources are made of natural materials and colours which reflect a strong connection to nature. These harmonious surrounds strengthen a feeling of well-being, whilst providing a creative and safe place to explore. The natural and open ended environment stimulates the children to become inwardly active and encourages imaginative play.

Kindergarten Session Times:

4-year-olds: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9am-2.00pm (15 hours)

 

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At Wild Cherry Kindergarten the children are encouraged to follow their interests and learn through imaginative play. The challenges of learning through imaginative play strengthen the development of problem solving, language, cognitive, social, gross and fine motor skills. Play also allows the children to learn about their interests and talents and provides opportunities for the positive growth of social graces, in leadership and sharing.

The teachers provide regular activities such as craft, gardening, painting and cooking. Children help with daily duties, such as cutting up fruit for morning tea, setting the table and packing away before lunch and at the end of the day. These practical activities are constantly building the foundation of numeracy skills.

Singing seasonal songs and the recitation of poetry and verse are part of the daily rhythm. The beauty of speech is modelled by the teachers, and stories are told and some dramatised by the children. This emphasis on oral and aural practice forms a strong foundation for the later development of literacy skills.