Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is rooted in progressive ideas developed by Friedrich Fröbel, the renowned educator who shaped the kindergarten concept more than 175 years ago. His holistic approach to early learning inspires us even today: child-centred, play-based, in unity with nature. And whilst we see early education through the lens of Fröbel, we are strongly committed to continuously re-imagine and further early education in the light of contemporary research and practice.

Our services offer a family-complementing learning facility. We value an approach to early learning which develops children’s autonomy and self-confidence and which recognises them as free, active, feeling and thinking human beings, seeing patterns and making connections. Early learning at our services relates to all capabilities of each child: imaginative, creative, symbolic, linguistic, mathematical, musical, aesthetic, scientific, physical, social, moral, cultural and spiritual. Our care and early learning environments involve joy, wonder, concentration, unity and satisfaction - and activities or experiences that have sense, purpose and meaning to the child.

We encourage children to be active, self-educating individuals, and recognise the importance of play as a central, integral element in your child’s development and learning.

Our teachers and educators guide your child on their journey of exploring the world – very much like a gardener who is nurturing seeds and seedlings in his garden to make them flourish in all their individuality. Excellent qualifications of our team, educational professionalism and continuous training ensure that your child is ideally supported in her or his play and learning adventures. We design the children’s daily experiences in a way that children discover and develop their individual abilities. We believe in the uniqueness of each child’s capacity and potential and nurture collaborative relationships with parents.

Read more about Bilingual Early Learning, Our Guiding PrinciplesGiving Time and Space, and the Early Years Learning Framework.

Children should not be housed and told what to do, but rather happily grow, strengthen and develop in the sunlight, opening up like a flower under the careful hand of an attentive gardener.

Friedrich Fröbel