Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-school was founded in Istanbul in the year 2000 by Sharon M. Harding.
Sharon developed the curriculum, ‘Woodsview’, to suit very young learners from all countries and cultures preparing them for primary school. We provide a psychologically supportive, safe climate for young children whom we empower by sharing control and focusing on their strengths.
We offer small classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers from 22 months up to six years of age. We pride ourselves on giving nursery and pre-schoolers the individual attention they deserve to feel secure and express their needs creatively in a family-like atmosphere.
We nurture the forming of strong relationships by supporting children’s play and adopting a problem solving approach to social conflict.
‘Woodsview’ is a child-centred inquiry-based curriculum delivered through our syllabus in English. The syllabus includes language, yoga, mathematics, science, art, sewing, cookery, music and physical education.
The ‘Woodsview’ curriculum is international in focus and reflects the varied cultures of our global society. The content focuses on the need for children to find answers to their own questions. Therefore, we scaffold their education, providing a strong framework for children to‘learn-how-to-learn’ and think independently.
Ms. Sharon Harding M.A.
Founder and Principal
Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-schools
Istanbul, Turkey and Vienna, Austria
Mag. Marlene Raidl
Founder and Psychologist
Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-school
Vienna , Austria