Children are eligible to attend Kindergarten once they are two years old. We operate two adjoining rooms: Caterpillars (2 - 3½ years old) and Butterflies (3½ - 5 years old).
At Horsmonden Kindergarten we adhere to the Ofsted adult to child ratio of 1:4 for 2 year olds, and 1:8 for 3-5 year olds although we are frequently able to improve on these ratios.
The safety of all children in our care is of great importance to us and we have in place a buzzer entry system.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and use an innovative and interactive online learning journal called Tapestry, which records all of the learning and fun of children’s early years education.
Your child is designated a key person. An important relationship is formed between a child and their key person, and during this time, your child’s needs and capabilities will be observed and shared with you, both in person, at annual parent meetings, and through the online learning portal.
This information will highlight how your child’s key person will continue to support, encourage and challenge them.
We are firm advocates of working in partnership with parents/carers to ensure consistency between your child’s care at home and during their time at Kindergarten.