The Norwegian Kindergarten in London is an educational opportunity for children from three years old to school age. This applies either for starting English school at five years old or starting at The Norwegian School at six years old. We aim to be the natural choice for Norwegian families who move to London. We emphasize both Norwegian and English language and culture. Each class in the Kindergarten will have at least one English-speaking and one Scandinavian-speaking member of staff. This helps the children to learn English from the start. We also aim to give the older children activities which prepare them for starting school. In addition, we can give necessary language training before starting school. Our children´s social and langauge skills reach a high level of development over the course of the year.
The Kindergarten shall meet the children with trust and respect, and acknowledge the intrinsic value of childhood. They shall contribute to well-being and joy in play and learning, and shall be a challenging and safe place for community life and friendship. The Kindergarten shall promote democracy and equality and counteract all forms of discrimination.
The Kindergarten has fewer children per adult than the English statutory regulations demand. This means that we can be run with a Norwegian approach. The children play outside every day, and unless exceptional conditions prevent this. There is also an outing once a week where we use playgrounds and parks nearby. The organisation of the Kindergarten will vary from year to year depending on how many children join. Regardless of the way it is organised in any year, each class will always have a pre-school teacher or a person with similar qualifications who is responsible for the educational plans. The Kindergarten is run in the same building as the Norwegian School, which is very convenient for families with children both in the School and in the Kindergarten. Equally, the transition to school is easy as the children already know the building, as well as children and staff members at the School.
The Kindergarten has the same holidays as the Norwegian School. Opening times:
Monday – Thursday 8.30am to 3.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm.