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Jackie Barkham

JB Photo_March 2024.jpgJackie Barkham
Founder & Director
Educating children is not just about getting ready for Primary 1 or first grade - the IQ (intelligence quotient). It is about curiosity, exploration, experiences, self-esteem and interactions - the EQ (emotional quotient). Children have an innate sense of wonder and awe and are natural explorers. My aim at Swallows and Amazons is to allow this instinctive desire for enquiry to flourish.

All of us at Swallows and Amazons believe children should have fun and evidence shows that preschool aged children learn most through play. Play is essential for children to develop high-level social strategies as well as physical and mental skills. At Swallows and Amazons my teachers know why, when and how they can help ‘play’ become an enriching, meaningful learning experience so that children can fulfill their potential. They create the early learning environment where the children can explore and discover in a safe and caring environment.