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About EARLY YEARS Kindergarten, Pre-Reception, Reception

The Kindergarten is an integral part of The International School of Paphos.

Our aim is to provide a high-quality Early Years curriculum that will contribute positively to children’s learning and ensure a secure foundation for their future education.

It offers a safe and stimulating environment in order to enable each child to develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We adopt a holistic, child-centred approach which promotes a positive self-image and love of learning.

The Kindergarten is housed in its own purpose-built facility that includes three classrooms for group activities and a large hall where children have opportunities to work and play.

The exciting outdoor area is designed to encourage imaginative play and has a good range of climbing apparatus, wheeled toys, a sand and water tray, small gardens, and a large, grassed area.

It is self-contained and fully secure. However, it is very much part of the main school and benefits from full use of the wider facilities of the main campus. These include the Library, IT Room, Media Room, Sports Centre, and Sports Fields. There may also be opportunities to use the swimming pool as part of the afternoon programme.

The Kindergarten caters for children aged two and a half up to, and including, children aged five. It ensures that they are well-prepared for a smooth transition to the Pre-Reception Class of the school or to the Greek Primary schools.

Daily Routine

School Hours

School begins at 7:30am, Monday to Friday.

Pick-up time


Late arrival

if children arrive at school after 8:30am, they need to report to the school Reception Office.


if a child is going to be absent for the day, parents need to contact the school Reception Office by 8:15am

Meal Times

The Kindergarten provides breakfast at 8:30am and a snack at 10:30am. Children may bring a packed lunch which will be given to them at 12:15pm.


Children should be toilet-trained and thus be able to go to the toilet independently. However, ‘accidents’ happen, and it is helpful if parents provide their child with a full set of spare clothing.