Early Childhood

Every child is born a discoverer, propelled by the instinctive need to know more.

Stonehill’s Early Childhood is designed to encourage the natural curiosity and fearless sense of inquiry of children between the ages of 3 and 6. Our child-centred learning philosophy allows each child to develop at his/her own pace.

Secure and stimulating environments, each with its own garden, enable children to discover and bond with the natural world. The programme fosters exploration and discovery using a variety of resources in order for children to learn about themselves, other people and the world around them.

They are given opportunities to question and learn through reading, writing, art and construction along with imaginative and investigative play, both inside the classroom and outdoors. The seeds of the IB vision of nurturing individuals who are not just aware of their surroundings but actively care and connect with them, are sown at the very beginning of their formal education.

For many children, this is their first sustained experience of socialisation outside home. Early Childhood teachers are specialists with this age group and work with an experienced Early Childhood Coordinator to ensure a coherent, enjoyable and challenging programme.

Mr. Simon Mccloskey

Mr. Simon Mccloskey

Primary Principal