We are a community of learners, children, educators and families. Vera Lacaze is a place where individuality is celebrated, respected and cherished.
We view every child as being exceptional in their own right and endeavour to provide a happy, harmonious environment in which a child can grow.
The founder of Kindergarten (children's garden) Friedrich Froebel, stressed the respect with which the individuality and ability of each child should be treated (Gutek, G.L. 2001). We provide a protected, nurturing space where these differences are celebrated and where the individual can feel safe and thrive as their true selves, rather than being moulded in a pre-determined way.
Self-activity and play, the foundation on which the integrated development of the whole person can be built, offers our children the variability and flexibility they need to innovate, create and thrive. Our approach is built on four key pillars;