Our Kindergarten

At St Mary’s Kindergarten, we introduce your child to learning and make sure that he or she has a solid preparation for starting school - academically and socially - ready to make the most of all the opportunities school life brings.

Experts in Early Years

Our specialist Early Years practitioners are experienced and enthusiastic about introducing young children to learning, encouraging them to be curious, interested and fascinated by life and the world around them.


The perfect place to learn

As well as their own beautiful, purpose-built facility, with its own enclosed fun and safe outdoor play area, Kindergarten boys and girls make full use of all the facilities of the Lower School too. They love choosing books from the school library, learning drama and dance in the mirrored dance studio, finding out about the natural environment in the outdoor classroom and stretching their legs on the playing fields or in the school hall –  all under the watchful eye of the Kindergarten practitioners. In this way they begin to develop their confidence by exploring their surroundings.


Teamwork with parents

We believe that a successful education rests upon strong partnerships between home and school. Parents are encouraged to chat with us about their children’s progress at any time and there are lots of opportunities for families to come to the Kindergarten to see what we do.


Ready for school

As part of St Mary’s Early Years Foundation Stage, the Kindergarten shares its practitioners with teachers in the Preparatory (Reception) Class, making for a seamless transition to school.


Talk to us

You are most welcome to make an appointment to meet with our team to discuss how your child might benefit from beginning his or her school career at St Mary’s Kindergarten.


Mrs Emma Stanhope,
Director of St Mary’s Lower School and Kindergarten Manager

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Mrs Justine Tierney
01206 594180