Our kindergartens are registered ‘early childhood centres’ for children aged 3 to 6 years.
Miro House kindergarten operates daily from 9am – 3pm.
The kindergartens provide a nurturing environment based on an understanding of the young child’s special developmental needs. The Kindergarteners recreate the atmosphere of a warm and loving home and the mixed-age groups function like a large family.
Three particular strategies are employed on a daily basis; they are:
* physical activities such as baking, tidying and cleaning, handcrafts and painting, where the children copy the purposeful movements of the kindergarteners,
* rhythmic movement games, often derived from the traditional games of early childhood but transformed to carry particular content, and
* the provision of a movement stimulating, tactile, and imaginative play environment.
The children remain in the kindergarten when they turn five years old even though they are registered on the primary school roll. Non-academic elements of learning are fostered and the children enter Class 1 (Year 2) as a group at the beginning of the year in which they turn seven.