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Sharon Harding developed Woodsview Curriculum©, and founded Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-school in Istanbul in the year 2000.

Woodsview curriculum© has been developed to suit all young learners from all countries, nationalities and cultures.

‘Woodsview curriculum©’ provides a strong psychologically supportive, safe climate for young children to ‘learn how to learn’. Woodsview empowers its children by sharing control and focusing on the child’s strengths.

The school is now a family run business,

Maresa her daughter is the director of Woodsview Istanbul, allowing Sharon to develop the curriculum books further.

We look forward to the opening of ‘Stepping Stones to Woodsview’ in 2019. A nursery school for the toddlers of Vienna. Aslı  Sharon’s younger daughter is opening this new nursery bringing her experience of 12 years in the field to her very own Nursery School.

In Vienna Marlene Raidl partner of the business is a qualified psychologist and always at hand to help and assist you in your needs with your child.

The curriculum does not simply mean accademic needs. It means care and support for all our children’s needs and enjoyment during the school day.

We offer small classes for toddlers and preschoolers from young toddlers up to six years. We pride ourselves on giving our children 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-centered 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 Principle
Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-schools
Vienna and Istanbul

Marlene Raidl
Founder and Psycologist
Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-school