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Woodsview International Nursery and Pre-school was founded in Istanbul in the year 2000 by Sharon Harding, who has developed the curriculum ‘Woodsview©’.
‘Woodsview curriculum©’ was created to suit all young learners from all countries and cultures. ‘Woodsview curriculum©’ provides a strong psychologically supportive, safe climate for young children to ‘learn how to learn’. Woodsview empowers children by sharing control and focusing on the children’s strengths.

The school is now managed by Sharon’s daughter Maresa who is a Montessori trained teacher, and completed an abundance of courses in child physcology. Maresa has been teaching children from age 2-6 since the year 1999.

Woodsview is continuously developing the curriculum further with new knowledge and strengths. The curriculum does not just mean academic needs. It means care for all our children’s needs and enjoyment during a school day, supporting and nurturing each and every child individually.

We offer small classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers from two to six years of age. 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-centred inquiry-based curriculum delivered through our syllabus in English. The syllabus includes language, yoga, mathematics, science, art, sewing, cookery, music and physical education.

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. We scaffold their education, providing a strong framework for children to ‘learn-how-to-learn’ and think independently.

Ms. Sharon

Woodsview Nursery and Pre-school was founded in the year 2000 by Sharon Harding in Istanbul. Sharon’s objective was to draw upon her own experience as both a parent and teacher and establish a centre of excellence for the education of nursery and pre-school children.

Ms. Sharon has had over 30 years of teaching experience, prior to founding Woodsview. She has successfully established a number of English syllabus in private education. She has developed the curriculum ‘Woodsview©’ through different syllabus and methodology that work with young children scaffolding the child’s ability to ‘learn how to learn’.

Sharon has a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Young Learners from The University of York, England, in addition to many other qualities and qualifications.

Ms. Maresa

Ms. Maresa studied childcare in the UK, and completed her Montessori degree. After a year of teaching 3-6 year olds in an international school, Maresa supported Sharon opening Woodsview in Istanbul. They have been managing the school together and Maresa continues teaching the 4-6 year old children. She is now the sole owner of Woodsview and has embarked on a new road working parallel with Sharon.

Woodsview Team

The school prides itself on the quality of its teaching staff. The team has a wide range of complimentary knowledge, skills and a vast combined teaching and childcare experience. All of our staff meet the demanding standards of excellence and are encouraged to continue their professional education and training throughout their career during their time at Woodsview.