Child Side Playgroup

and School follows

child protection and

protective behaviour

processes.  We deliver

the Keeping Safe: Child

Protection Curriculum.



is inspired
by the

practices of

which are
woven into a
flexible & organic
style of education
designed for

What We Offer
High adult to child ratio

each child is well-known, cared about and unlikely to slip through the cracks

Small by design

we can seriously personalise learning and academically challenge every child and humanise the process

Highly researched

innovative practice relevant to living in the 21st Century, connecting children to the world rather than isolating them behind four walls and a door; children who can cope and thrive with modern living and its requirements


work place conducive for all children to ‘be, belong, become’ – engaged and responsive children enjoying their childhood and education

Get Involved

Child Side School is a community that has been set up to provide the very best learning environment we can for our children. As a community we embrace involvement by our community members and the benefits this brings.

All parents and friends with children attending our school have some level of involvement whether it is communicating with educators, browsing through learning logs or attending events. This section of our website provides information about how you can have a greater level of involvement, and we actively encourage you to do so. For more detailed information the school’s general information documents are invaluable.

Different ways you can get involved in your school are provided in this section, each requiring a different level of commitment. The five sections cover:

  • Governing Council – a formal and legally required body requiring strong commitment.
  • Parent and Friend (P&F) Group – a social and flexible group that provides an essential role in the school’s sustainability.
  • Sharing Skills – an opportunity for individuals to share real life skills, knowledge and experiences.
  • Events – regular social and celebratory functions that occur every year the help to strengthen our/your community.
  • Fund Raising – annual events that are coordinated by the P&F Group but rely on everyone’s input for success.

It is important to remember your involvement is encouraged to ensure the best outcome for your school as a whole; and not as individuals or as parents seeking what is best for their own personal needs or their child’s.

In order to be able to provide a small by design independent school many contributions have been made over time and it is important to acknowledge them, whether big or small. For this purpose we have developed a Thank You page to say just that……… “thank you”.

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