A high quality, bespoke education for your Nursery aged child
A child’s early education prepares them for life. A tailored and rewarding early educational experience equips them with the tools, characteristics, traits, attributes and knowledge to succeed in the next stage of their education and beyond.
Riverside takes a holistic approach to learning that integrates mind, body and spirit to achieve a rich learning experience in a school community that gives the highest priority to personal relationships and life skills.
We are passionate about education.
The first seven years of a child’s life is the time in which a child has the greatest capacity to learn. Children are born with an ability and readiness to study their environment and are driven to become independent learners. This drive is fostered at Riverside Nurseries through the freedom to choose learning activities in our carefully prepared environments.
Children thrive when their natural curiosity is nurtured by the careful guidance of our experienced educators in an environment in which they are free to explore. This nurturing environment fosters self- discipline, self-confidence and the ability to concentrate. Our experience shows that this type of education provides the bedrock for the development of a true joy of learning. ‘Who’ a child is, we feel, is more important than ‘what’ a child achieves in the form of goals during this time.
Children learn best through sensory-motor activities, working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience. Children have “sensitive” periods, during which skills and behaviours can be learned and integrated easily. Riverside children are fully supported and encouraged during these periods whilst educators use careful observation to guide children to activities that suit their stage of neurological development.