Mission and Vision
Our view of the child
We see children as competent and believe that they depend on the way we relate to them. The manner in which we react, talk and interact with the children expresses our acknowledgement of the children as individuals. Furthermore, the role of the pedagogue is to insure that the children experience our school as a safe and friendly place – a place where the child can be him or herself and is given equal opportunities. A place where friendships form, and a place where the children generate positive self worth.
Exposure to the languages and cultures of Scandinavia are vitally important for the children. We believe they gain a sense of pride from their language, in addition to gaining knowledge about their heritage. The Scandinavian preschool model, where learning and caring are understood as inseparable, is underpinned by democratic values, which state that everybody is equal and interdependent. This perspective places great value on relationships between children, pedagogues and parents, and fosters these relations between all parties.