Circle Time

SKIP runs a two year kindergarten programme following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. These are unaccompanied classes for children aged 3 to 5 years of age and are run by two qualified and registered kindergarten teachers in each class. English is the medium of instruction.

Morning Kindergarten

Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.00pm.  Unaccompanied.

K1 Kindergarten, the Cricket class, is suitable for  children aged 3 to 4 years of age.  The aim of the class is to offer children their first experience of school and to encourage separation from parents.

With progression into the older K2 class, the Geckoes, the curriculum becomes more structured, preparing 4-5 year old children for entry into primary school.

Sessions include:

  • Circle time
  • Work & Play (including small group work, arts & crafts and sensory activities)
  • Music and movement
  • Group snack time
  • Indoor and outdoor free play
  • Interactive story time
  • PE
  • Library, gardening, baking

Adult to child ration of 1:10 (2 teachers for 20 children)


Afternoon classes

Spiders, activity class for K1/K2 aged children

  • Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm

Buzzy Bees, an unaccompanied playgroup for rising 3s

  • Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm.

An unaccompanied playgroup suitable for children transitioning to K1 kindergarten for the 2023-2024 (born in 2020) AND who are ready for the challenges of an unaccompanied class.  Staggered intake in October 2022, January 2023 and April 2023.