Garden Nursery School is a parent– and teacher–run cooperative designed for families who want a part-time first school experience for their children. The school was founded on the belief that active parental involvement helps establish community and that this, in turn, naturally eases the transition for children as they make their way in their new school environment. We believe that each child is unique, full of potential and continually evolving. Our school aims to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing early school experience.
Play is the heart of the curriculum, and the day is designed to provide a combination of structured activities and self-directed play. This allows the children to develop skills they need to participate in a group, as well as ample opportunity to explore and experiment independently with the wide range of materials set out each day. Our teachers tailor activities to the interests and needs of individual students. The classroom is at once calm and joyful. Teachers and parents work together to create a media-free atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect in which our children can play, learn and thrive.