Welcome to Paradise Kindergarten
Formerly Lincoln Borthwick Memorial Kindergarten, Paradise Kindergarten was established in 1968. It is a stand-a-lone site and provides preschool for children who turn 4 before the 1st of May at the beginning of the year before they start school. Indigenous children and children under the guardianship of the minster are entitled to start once they turn 3.
Paradise Kindergarten is a Department for Education (DfE) site. The Kindergarten is collaboratively managed by the DfE staff and the Governing Council which consists of volunteer parents/carers from the centre. We are a multicultural diverse community and develop partnerships with parents, caregivers ad the wider community to engage in the kindergarten curriculum.
Our core business is to engage every child so that they achieve at the highest possible level of their learning and wellbeing through quality care and teaching. The staff provides an environment which is child centred, focused on play, developmentally appropriate, open ended, challenging and inclusive. We believe in our children being capable and competent and we strive to provide opportunities for critical thinking and support children to be researchers alongside educators in their learning.
We would like to welcome you and your child to the Paradise kindergarten Community.
In 1978, an area of the grounds was used to provide a separate building for a Parent – run Playgroup facility. This unique venue offers the wider community a number of Playgroup opportunities per week.
The kindergarten is currently redeveloping our outdoor space and are looking to landscape our outdoor environment . We have chickens and a sensory garden / vegetable patch which is currently being developed. We support and encourage indoor and outdoor play and provide a range of experiences where children are connected to the natural world . In 2012 Universal Access was implemented with children being able to access preschool for 15 hours per week (over a 30 hour fortnight).