About Little Trotters Farm & Nursery School
Encompassing the approach of both Maria Montessori and Rudolf Steiner, Little Trotters focuses largely on the study and appreciation of nature, beautiful matters, and creative and imaginative play.
Set within a farmyard, Little Trotters has two goats, two guinea pigs, rabbits, lots of koi, a mummy duck and a daddy duck and two of their babies. They also have lots of cats and a host of chickens which come and visit daily to see what goodies the children have spilled in their daily task of feeding the animals. There is a bridge with a pond (where the koi live) and a large shaded porch, playground with wonderful outdoor kitchens, a pirate ship, fort and castle for exploring. There is a butterfly garden with a walkway for exploring the nature trails and a thatched wooden gazebo for snack and story time.
Children leave Little Trotters having had three years of laughter, joy, learning through play and a love of learning instilled in them. They come out at 4.5 years knowing their phonetical alphabet, they can decode simple words, count well into their twenties and beyond, have learnt to play well together, share, resolve conflicts and have developed a passion for learning. They know their colours, shapes, life cycles of butterflies, frogs and plants, they have flown to the moon, learnt about Mozart, Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh and other famous but complicated historical figures, they have learnt about weather systems, how dinosaurs lived and died, they bake, paint, learn Spanish and have literacy and Maths lessons four days a week. They learn how to hold their pencil properly and Little Trotters has a SEN teacher on staff that will spot and step in as soon as a SEN issue is identified so that work can begin on resolving it.
Children are accepted into the Turtle class at 18 months and then progress at 2.5 years to the Stingray class before moving onto the Iguana class at 3.5 for their final year.
In their school inspection report they were graded as 'Excellent'. The only school in the Cayman Islands to be awarded an Excellent grade. Please see the report here.
If you would like to put your child on the list at Little Trotters you must have your child on the list by the time you are two months pregnant. The waiting list is very long and you are very unlikely to get a place if you do not plan well in advance. Please email Lesley Maddox on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a tour or would like to be put on the list.