Family groupings

When your child starts at Young Friends Kindergarten, they’ll join one of our ‘family groups’. We have two pods, one for under-twos and one for over-twos.

These family groups mean that your child will learn and grow at their own pace. This is important for their development. Mixed age groups encourage older children to develop empathy and respect for the younger ones, and the younger children learn skills and benefit from watching and emulating the older ones. We also regularly join groups from the pods so they benefit from mixing with an even larger age group and sometimes younger and older siblings..

Each of our family groups is looked after by a team of staff. Each key person’s group is children of a similar age. many with children of their own of a similar age.