Fairchild Kindergarten is magic. The school is beautifully designed - literally a dream space for children. The curriculum is inspiring - Tepper thinks she is playing, but oh is she learning so much! And the staff - there is so much to say about the staff. They could not be nicer, more nurturing, more supportive. And I don't just mean the teachers (although I do love the teachers!) We appreciate the warm greeting Teppers gets at drop-off every day. The kind assistance she gets in the bathroom. The encouragement and support from the teachers is invaluable. They are, and the impact they have had, is remarkable.
Like most other new joiners her age (two), Tepper was quite apprehensive to start with. And frankly so were we! But the impact Fairchild has had on Tepper is amazing. She has become a more confident, curious, and independent little human. She talks more (in both English and Mandarin!), she makes friends, she asks questions about things I wouldn't have thought to expose her to. She bounces into school now; we both cherish the time she spends there. Like I said, Fairchild is magic.
Fairchild is an excellent preschool that we highly recommend. The staff and teachers are skilled, caring and kind. They are always flexible and understanding with the families. The learning environment is great and encourages children to discover new things and grow their confidence. Our children love going to Fairchild every morning and even miss school during holidays.
Both being primary school teachers, choosing a kindergarten was an extremely important decision for us to make as parents. We were looking for somewhere where children’s voices were truly valued, where our children had the ability to make their own decisions about what to explore; a place where the curriculum was truly child-centric and play-based.
We have been delighted to have both our children enrolled at Fairchild; seeing them finish each day full of enthusiasm and excitement about what they have been doing is a daily source of joy for us. Where many other kindergartens are keen to enforce a rigid structure of directions and expected outputs of young learners, it’s clear that our children’s curiosities and choices are fully supported at FJA. Having taught in an early-years classroom for a number of years, I couldn’t be happier to see my children engage in a genuine play-based, student-led environment each day. For these children, each day is rich in possibility, with limitless potential for discovery and wonder.
Aside from the curriculum, FJA carefully nurtures a classroom environment that encourages mutual respect amongst peers and teachers, as well as celebrating cultural differences. Our children enjoy a vibrant, engaging mixture of culture and languages that stimulate their curiosity and understanding of the world around them.
We have been delighted to find this wonderful Kindergarten, and as such we have continued to refer many friends to join FJA.
女兒與兒子性格不同，學習傾向更是迴異 - 女兒享受獨自嘗試和探索，兒子卻喜愛有人陪伴、一同學習。他們一同在FJA 成長，經歷卻各有不同。在同一個校舍，女兒從不會被要求順應群體，而兒子總會有伴。要說他們在FJA的共同經歷，大概就是這種可以按自己興趣學習的珍貴的自由吧！
We learnt about Fairchild at an International Kindergarten Fair, being impressed by Principal Yau’s heartfelt passion in early-childhood development and her charismatic leadership in ensuring delivery of the School’s philosophy via her team, and our girl Ally has been with Fairchild since accompanied playgroup in September 2019. Now Ally is in Fairchild’s K1 Dual (Bilingual) class.
We have seen Ally grow in all aspects: from a shy girl to a sociable one where she greets her peers and has fun playing with them in class; from a timid toddler to a brave one where she explores different ways of playing around the school’s treehouse and climbing facilities; from a rather self-centered child to a compassionate one that is keen to help others.
Being flexible and accommodating, the Team has contributed tremendously to nurturing Ally’s growth by facilitating her development in social etiquette and enhancing her expressions and communication skills; providing constant constructive feedback on delicate observations of her achievements and improvements...encouraging creativity and trial-and-error in exploring new things for building her self-confidence and curiosity...
Fairchild Kindergarten is like that warm, welcoming, personal neighborhood nursery that one is used to in North America, except that it attracts parents from such a diverse mix range of backgrounds that my children get to mingle with kids from at least 5 or 6 different nationalities just in their classes alone. You almost forget you are in HK... Each staff, from the administrative to supportive, knows your children's names and particular interests, the principal stands at the door and greets all the children everyday, knowing exactly how well your child has progressed. Most importantly, no matter how rowdy or active or quiet my children are, the teachers can find a way to bond with them and my kids are excited to go to school everyday. They come home saying they just played all day but the knowledge they have gained pops out in multiple ways. The strong social skills and emotional regulation fostered in this nurturing environment in seconds to none in HK.
The parent community is just as welcoming and diverse and I have made many great friends at FC myself! I highly recommend FC to anyone who wishes their child to become confident young learners, engaged and curious to explore this world, no matter what language or background the family.
We are so fortunate to have found Fairchild! Every single teacher and staff person has been amazing. We started a year ago and since then, he has grown in so many ways, thanks to Fairchild.
The teachers and staff have always wanted the best for Finn and all of the children. He has felt welcomed and cared for since day one, and though he was scared at first, he now loves going to school. We are so fortunate to have found a place where Finn feels that he belongs, where he can make friends, and where his education is supported in a creative and natural way.
We started going to Fairchild since Kaius’ age of 6months and he always loved to go to school, he had so many lovely friends (Sohan, Elliot, Kyra, Mila, Kaden.. Kaius says they are his ‘best friends ever’), and he became so sociable, active, confident, especially his language skills was highly developed. We were so lucky that Kaius got his early education from Fairchild.
I would like to express my sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart for helping him grow with love and care. Thank you Fairchild for caring for my child each and every day. I’ll never forget the difference you've made in his life. I’m deeply grateful to have all the teachers contributing to our child's growth and emotional well-being. Thank you again for making us feel comfortable being away from our child while at work and for caring for him beyond my expectations while we are away.
We discovered Fairchild at just the right time for our family - in fact we wish we’d found them sooner! Our children have loved learning in such a beautifully designed and inviting environment. The teachers are warm and energetic, taking a personal interest in the life of our family.
Fairchild's passion for learning through play & many sensory invitations to create have allowed Lucy the freedom to enquire & discover for herself. Her confidence has grown and she has flourished in lots of ways as she's made friends and become more independent.
We have been so impressed with how Fairchild have cared for & supported us during the pandemic. They have been flexible to our family’s needs & really kind in helping us.
Many times, since joining, we’ve found ourselves reflecting that Fairchild is such a hugely positive part of our lives & we’re so grateful for such a fantastic kindergarten. We’re always quick to recommend them to others as they truly are a breath of fresh air!
"I like going to Fairchild. I like see Kyra, Ma Laoshi, Mr Anthony, Ms Doris, Mr John, books, songs, riding bikes." - Miles, 2 years and 9 months
Our son started the Pre-Nursery class at Fairchild Kindergarten when he turned 2. Back then, he was extremely shy, had almost no language skills, and cried constantly in lieu of being able to express himself to others. Over the past few months, the teachers at Fairchild have emboldened Miles through their professionalism, patience, love, and respect for all the children in their care. He now excitedly yells "Fairchild!" when we talk about going to school.
Lastly, we cannot overstate how accommodating and understanding Fairchild has been during the tumultuous 2019/2020 school year - they have gone above and beyond to make sure Miles received the education he needed during this difficult time.
We’re very grateful that Miles had such a positive and nurturing start to his learning journey, and we truly appreciate the Fairchild team’s efforts.
KittyJun Jun’s Mother
That moment I saw Jun had the brightest smile on his face. That night Jun said to me in his own words ‘this place is amazing! TEACHERS are amazing!
Clarice CheungKaylee’s Mother
Kaylee has been going to Fairchild Junior Academy (FJA) and Fairchild Kindergarten (FK) for over three years now. This was one of the best decisions we have every made for our daughter as we are extremely happy with the quality of education that the teachers and staff brought for our child… We were looking for a place where our child can blossom in a respectful environment, where she can develop naturally, at her own will and pace, and be guided by teachers who are there to learn and discover new things with her in a warm and nurturing environment, and Fairchild was perfect for us…Fairchild was outstanding because of their ability to execute the Reggio Emilia approach faithfully and yet adaptive to modern times… Kaylee has blossomed from a cautious, observant infant, to a relatively reserved and sensitive toddler, to now a confident, happy-go-lucky and independent preschooler attending FK’s dual language class…This is what we call true early childhood education.
Thank you for everything the teachers have done for him. Your ability to see the good in him and your patience in helping him see it in himself have really instilled him with confidence and social skills beyond what he would’ve developed on his own. I will always laugh at the inflection in his voice when he uses his “good manners” and be thankful for what you have given him.
LydiaMother of Maxwell and Harvey
Max and Harvey are so lucky to have been in your class and under the care of such a wonderful teacher! They have definitely flourished through your friendship and guidance. Fairchild has not only been a happy place for our kids, but for us (parents) as well. It's been 3 years and we're always greeted with warm and friendly smiles.
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Fairchild, Tin Hau. The environment, the care, the proactive feedback, dedication and passion from all the team has just been second to none. We have seen Ila grow from a little toddler to such an independent, strong-minded little lady with bags of personality. We are so thankful that she was blessed with such great teachers who nurtured and encouraged her to develop with freedom and creativity. Thank you Team Fairchild!!
AlexFather of Clara and Margaux
Durant cette annee, nos deux filles sont allees tous les jours a l'ecole avec le sourire, heureuses de retrouver leurs copains de classe ainsi que Ms Wini et Ms Daizy. Un grand merci a elles, ainsi qu'a toute l'equipe de Fairchild, de leur avoir offert une si belle premiere experience de l’ecole!