Ages 3.5 to 6

The London Acorn School Kindergarten forms a bridge between home and school, creating a secure and unhurried environment for children aged 3.5 to 6 years that is safe, warm and loving. Our Kindergartens are mixed age groups, which provide a traditional large family atmosphere, helping children to acquire social and emotional skills through experience, imitation and learning through play.

The Kindergarten curriculum is based on Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten practice. Children of this age learn through imitating the world around them. We aim to provide examples worthy of imitation and nourishing opportunities for children to learn experientially and feel the joy of discovery. We create a space for the child to unfold: to reveal themselves, develop their imaginations, and encourage natural creativity and curiosity.

The strong rhythm, repetition and reverence of the Kindergarten day, week and seasons support these aims. Sensitively structured and regular activities include drawing, painting, baking, sewing, weaving, woodwork, outside expeditions, ring games, fairy tales, singing and poetry.

The celebration of festivals throughout the year guides the child from one season to the next, whilst allowing the children time to wonder, be in awe and have gratitude for the earth, others and themselves.

“Modern life is fast paced, technology and the pressure of early learning is in danger of leaving behind the traditional qualities that we associate with early childhood, imagination, wonder, play and good times.”

The Kindergarten follows a daily rhythm, providing a strong and secure sense of routine, which makes the children feel safe and nurtured.
8:40 – Arrival
8:50 – Ring Time
9:10 – Free Play alongside Daily Activity
11:00 – Tidy up
11:15 – Story Time
11:30 – Main Snack
11:50 – Get Ready for Outdoors
12:00 – Outdoor Time
13:30 – Walk back to School
14:00 – Pick up or After School Clubs (NB: School finishes for all students at 1pm on Fridays)
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