All About The Two Rivers Kindergarten
Two Rivers Kindergarten is magical place for small children to learn and grow. It is set in 30 wonderful organic acres beside the West Cork village of Ballydehob. The classroom is a wooden cabin lovingly built by the parents of the first small students 13 years ago. There are wooden swings, a sandpit, a musical garden, and a willow den – all built by parents over the years who have worked to develop this space into a beautiful environment for children.
The children paint, bake bread, and make crafts, in the spring and summer they help tend to the vegetable garden and everyday they sit down together and eat a meal prepared by the teachers. There is a particular emphasis on the rhythms of nature and the children are encouraged to learn though play and exploration. They mark the shift in the seasons with special celebrations- in summer they dance around the May Pole in the garden and in the depths of winter a huge Advent Spiral is laid out with evergreens so that each child can carry their candle through the spiral to the centre.
A Community of Families
Before enrolling your child at Two Rivers, it is important to understand that it is a small parent-run
kindergarten that relies entirely on parental involvement to function. Parents may volunteer in a variety of functions vital to the running of the school including: board/committee roles, signing up to a laundry/shopping rota, taking home rubbish, and maintenance of grounds. More detail about roles and the structure of the Kinde may be found in the Parent Agreement