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Welcome to Kindergarten

Based within our Junior School building in the leafy Glasgow suburb of Bearsden, our Kindergarten welcomes children from the age of 3 to nurturing and stimulating play spaces that enable them to enjoy the best start in life.

Our Kindergarten staff provide high quality Early Learning and Childcare with children at the heart of all that we do.

We inspire every child to thrive in these crucial early years, the very first steps in their lifelong learning journey at the High School of Glasgow.

Principal Teacher of Kindergarten, Mrs Julie MacLaren, outlines the essential information for any family considering the High School of Glasgow Kindergarten for their children.

Kindergarten Information Booklet

We provide a welcoming and homely ethos where you and your child will quickly feel comfortable.

We know that children achieve to their highest through discovery, encouragement and a warm and secure relationship with adults and their peers.

The all-round wellbeing of your child is at the heart of all we do. The learning and development of each individual child is our priority.

We make sure that they are thoughtfully supported, nurtured and challenged in our inspiring learning spaces, both indoors and out.

We particularly value listening to children and nurturing their creativity, with a focus on the importance of play-based learning.

Our highly trained team of Early Years specialists provide a play based curriculum which enhances and extends children’s skills through curiosity, inquiry and creativity.

Kindergarten children benefit from Junior School Specialist Teachers in Music, Drama and P.E, while we also introduce French at this stage of the curriculum within our playroom setting.

We enjoy close links with the Junior School, crucial in enabling a seamless progression from Kindergarten into Junior 1.

Our Kindergarten works in partnership with East Dunbartonshire Council to provide 1140 funded hours during our core hours of 8:45am-3:05pm, in accordance with the Scottish Government Blueprint for 2020.

"My son, absolutely loved his time at Kindergarten at The High School of Glasgow.

The transition from nursery was really easy for Johnny. The highly experienced team at Kindergarten has an excellent settling in process and they have created an environment that is calm, extremely well organised and welcoming.

Johnny was given the chance the thrive through the play-based learning. He was encouraged to play and learn at his own pace with support should he need it. He was extremely happy at Kindergarten and we saw his independence and confidence grow. He also made lots of new friends and loved the exceptionally well-equipped outdoor and indoor classrooms.

Communication between parent and teacher was exceptional, daily conversations or emails ensured that Johnny’s individual needs were catered for. This was made even easier with ‘seesaw’ an app that also included a photo diary of Johnny’s day!

Kindergarten is a safe, secure and nurturing environment making it the perfect start to school life."

Lucy Clark Fuller - Kindergarten Parent