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Infant Community

(0-3 years)

Understanding the needs of each stage

The Child

In the first years of life, your child is creating the fundamental elements of their personality and character, the mindset and attitudes they will carry with them into their adult life. In the Infant Community they will learn to make decisions, to persevere, gain self-discipline, experience success and consider the needs of others. These qualities are not taught, but emerge naturally within a community of children of mixed ages, alongside adults who combine love with knowledge of how children grow.

The method

The Infant Community offers a gentle introduction to social life beyond the family.The respect and trust given to the children in a constructive atmosphere is naturally reciprocated by little ones interested in what they are doing. And over time a group of little children becomes a community.

Learning Areas

The ‘curriculum’ is organized into four main areas: Hand-eye coordination, Practical Life, Language and Art

  • The Hand-eye coordination area offers a range of activities from simple geometric puzzles to more complex activities such as sewing and gluing. These activities  meet your little one’s need to gain control over their body, especially their hands, that most extraordinary dimension of being human.
  • The Practical Life area is filled with the real activities of everyday life such as sweeping, snack preparation, caring for plants, dish washing, window cleaning and flower arranging. Independence in personal care is something all young children naturally strive for, and our environment is designed for them to grow in independence.
  • The Language area includes objects and picture cards of their immediate and wider environment, as well as a selection of beautiful books. Language is is brought to life daily with songs, poems and stories. As with everything else, we are following the children’s interests, but also paying attention to the cultural context e.g. the different seasons and festivals.
  • The Art area includes painting, working with chalk, crayon and clay; as well as an introduction to the world of music.


 8.45 AM to 4.30 PM (Lunch, morning and afternoon snack included)