Our Focus and Priorities

We adhere to the Framework plan for kindergartens and its directives, focusing on play and curiosity, through the development of three disciplines:

- Language
- Art
- Science

We strive to awaken children’s interests and ideas through experiences indoors and out.


Birralee International Kindergarten is a dual-language kindergarten, where we use both Norwegian and English on a daily basis.

Language is used to build friendships and share happiness.  Our goal is always to build a language-rich environment for all of our children through rhymes, rules, music, songs, stories and books.

‘The 100 Languages of Children’ is a poem by Luiz Malaguzzi.  We strive to inspire children to investigate their own creativity. The kindergarten offers children a rich selection of materials, methods and time to play, build, and develop their own ideas.

Science through play:  counting and explaining, shapes and color, music and rhymes, building and tearing down, examining the world, inside and out, sorting ideas and objects -- finding enjoyment in ageless mysteries.


Av Luiz Malaguzzi (oversett av Lella Gandini)

No way.
The hundred is there.
The child is made of one hundred.


The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking.
a hundred, always a hundred ways of listening
of marveling, of loving
a hundred joys for singing and understanding
a hundred worlds to discover
a hundred worlds to invent
a hundred worlds to dream.


The child has a hundred languages
(and a hundred hundred hundred more)
but they steal ninety-nine.


The school and the culture
separate the head from the body.


They tell the child to think without hands
to do without head
to listen and not to speak
to understand without joy
to love and to marvel
only at Easter and Christmas.


They tell the child to discover the world already there
and of the hundred
they steal ninety-nine.


They tell the child that work and play
reality and fantasy
science and imagination
sky and earth
reason and dream
are things
that do not belong together.


And thus they tell the child
that the hundred is not there.

The child says
"No way- The hundred is there."