About us

We are registered with Ofsted to take children from 2 years to 5 years of age. Our staff ratios are 1 to 4 for 2 – 3 year olds and 1 to 8 for over 3’s. In addition, all staff hold relevant qualifications and continued professional development. 

Our curriculum is based on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014). The EYFS sets the standards, which help us ensure that children learn and develop well and they are kept healthy and safe. The EYFS also promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s “school readiness” and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that will provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

At Sharon Kindergarten, we believe that “through good quality play children learn to listen, concentrate, persist, create, discriminate, cooperate and to deal with materials, situations and other people.” These are all attributes necessary for learning both now and in the future. It has been substantiated, “that too early an approach to formal learning disadvantages many children and turns them off schooling to such an extent that they may become failures and drop outs in adolescence.”

It is well to remember that a happy and secure childhood is the most valuable thing that we can give our children. It will determine to a large extent the outcomes for our adult lives.

We are happy to welcome prospective parents and children and to show you our Kindergarten.

 
At Sharon Kindergarten, we believe that “through good quality play children learn to listen, concentrate, persist, create, discriminate, cooperate and to deal with materials, situations and other people.” These are all attributes necessary for learning both now and in the future. It has been substantiated, “that too early an approach to formal learning disadvantages many children and turns them off schooling to such an extent that they may become failures and drop outs in adolescence.” It is well to remember that a happy and secure childhood is the most valuable thing that we can give our children. It will determine to a large extent the outcomes for our adult lives. We are happy to welcome prospective parents and children and to show you our Kindergarten.

Classrooms & Activities

Classrooms

Our curriculum is based on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014). The EYFS sets the standards, which help us ensure that children learn and develop well and they are kept healthy and safe. The EYFS also promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s “school readiness” and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that will provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.Our classrooms feature distinct areas for role play, problem solving, discovery, creativity and language and literacy. The classrooms are large and bright and are arranged for the children’s comfort, security and enjoyment. Children are able to work at tables and/ or mats on the floor where they are most comfortable. We have access to an outdoor playground with various equipment, as well as a soft play area with a climbing frame and and balancing beams.

Activities

Our curriculum is based on the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014). The EYFS sets the standards, which help us ensure that children learn and develop well and they are kept healthy and safe. The EYFS also promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s “school readiness” and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that will provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.Our classrooms feature distinct areas for role play, problem solving, discovery, creativity and language and literacy. The classrooms are large and bright and are arranged for the children’s comfort, security and enjoyment. Children are able to work at tables and/ or mats on the floor where they are most comfortable. We have access to an outdoor playground with various equipment, as well as a soft play area with a climbing frame and and balancing beams.Our activities are planned to help the children embark upon self discovery and pursuits all of which feed into the seven areas of learning and development set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. 

Activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Interest tables
  • Books
  • stories and listening activities
  • Imaginative and role play
  • Discussions and sharing
  • Sand, water, dough and clay
  • Cooking and baking
  • Manipulative toys, games and puzzles
  • Construction including building apparatus of many shapes and sizes.

Extra Activities

At Sharon Kindergarten, we provide additional activities led by professionals in their field , which are all included in the fees. Activities include Stretch and Grow, SFC Academy Ball Skills and You and Me Baby Limited. 

 

Term Dates

We desire to create an educational atmosphere that students will love being around. Our programs are intended to empower students to tackle challenges and take on experiences that may be new to them. We are constantly striving to make learning fun and dynamic so that all of our students can accomplish their goals. 


Admissions & Enrollment

Children may start with us once they reach the age of 2. Priority is given to siblings, Finchley United Synagogue members and then on a first come first serve basis. 

The Kindergarten is open from 9am to 12pm Monday to Fridays with an option to stay until 3pm Monday to Thursday.

Current Term Dates for 2018-2019

Autumn Term 2018 - Wednesday 5th of September - Friday 14th of December

Rosh Hashana Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 September 

Erev Yom Kippur Tuesday 18 September 

Yom Kippur Wednesday 19 September 

Succot Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 September 

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 October 

Half Term Monday 22 – Friday 26 October

 

Spring Term 2018 - January - April

Half Term Monday 18 – Friday 22 February 

Purim Thursday 21 March (12pm finish)

 

Summer Term 2019 - Wednesday 1st of May - Friday 19th of July

Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 

Half Term Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May 

Shavuot Monday 10 June

 

Term Dates for 2019-2020

In Term Closures 

Autumn Term 2019 - Wednesday 4th of September - Friday 13th of December

Staff Inset Day Monday 2 September Tuesday 3 September 

Rosh Hashana Monday 30 & Tuesday 1 October 

Erev Yom Kippur Tuesday 8 October 

Yom Kippur Wednesday 9 October 

Succot/Half Term Monday 14 – Wednesday 23 October (inc)

 

Spring Term 2020 - Tuesday 7th of January - Friday 3rd of April

Staff Inset Day Monday 6 January 

Half Term Monday 17 – Friday 21 February 

Purim Tuesday 10 March (12pm finish)

 

Summer Term 2020 - Tuesday 21st of April - Thursday 16th of July

Staff Inset Day Monday 20 April 

tBank Holiday Monday 4 May 

Shavuot/Half Term Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May 

 

Contact Us

Visitors are always welcome to Sharon Kindergarten. If there’s anything you’d like to know about our programs and curriculum, please get in touch.

 

Email

Email: info@sharonkindergarten.org

Postal Address

Kinloss Synagogue,
Kinloss Gardens,
London

Phone

Phone: 0208 346 2039