We welcome children and families from all social, cultural and religious backgrounds. Children are admitted to the kindergarten during the school year in which they turn three.
How do I apply?
The procedure for applying for a space at the school begins with submitting an enquiry to arrange to visit the school. We host open mornings on a Saturday once a term which provide an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and environment, meet the teachers, hear from the Principal and ask questions. At the open morning we show parents around and explain the school’s ethos and pedagogy. Following the open morning, prospective parents arrange a second personal tour and meeting with the Principal to discuss the school and their child.
Following the parents’ visit we ask parents to bring their child to visit the school. Depending on the child’s age we may either observe them in situ or have a short interview/chat with them. We think it is important to be confident that your child will fit into our school and benefit fully from what we offer.
If we have space available, older children will be invited for a ‘trial’ session so we can see how they get on in the classroom.
Younger children come in for some familiarisation sessions (stay and play) to get to know the staff and children before starting. A member of the kindergarten staff team will also do a home visit for children joining kindergarten.
We have a lot of experience of helping children to settle into Annan from another school. After their trial day children are carefully supported by staff when they start with us. Children settle in very quickly in our friendly and caring environment.
If you would like to come and see the school please book a visit, call or email to arrange a visit.