Bermuda’s Play-Based, Hands-On Nursery & Preschool!
Kiddie Academy II is owned and run by Mrs. Sharon DeSilva. A passionate educator with a genuine love of children, Mrs. DeSilva has trained with The Montessori World Educational Institute, Almeda College and University and Bermuda College. She opened the original Kiddie Academy in 1995. Located in Warwick, the school became so popular that two additional locations were opened in Bailey’s Bay and Hamilton. Sadly, an illness in her family caused Mrs. DeSilva to close the Warwick and Bailey’s Bay locations in 2006. Today she focuses her considerable attention on Kiddie Academy II in Hamilton where each age group has their own dedicated classroom and each classroom is designed to cater to the specific needs of each age group. Seventeen years on, Kiddie Academy II continues to make a positive difference in the lives of Bermuda’s children.
At Kiddie Academy II, we strive to provide a fun and healthy play-based, hands-on learning environment. Working with Montessori philosophies and traditional curriculum, our team is dedicated to providing children with active, relevant investigations of their environment that will stimulate their senses and enable them to learn at their own pace.
Due to my extreme passion for teaching and my genuine love of children, “Kiddie Academy” was founded in September 1996.
My first location was in Warwick, across from Lindo’s Family Foods. The school soon became so popular that I was unable to house all of our applicants. Three years later I opened its sister school “Baby Steps Daycare Centre”, which was on Fractious Bay Corner in Bailey’s Bay. As our popularity continued to grow, it was time to look for a third location and “Kiddie Academy II” was established in our current location on 7 Laffan Street, Hamilton, behind Pasta Basta Restaurant.
Unfortunately, a few years after opening the third school my eldest daughter was diagnosed with Cancer and required overseas treatments on a regular basis. It became very difficult for me to continue to run all three schools efficiently whilst traveling back and forth to Boston and caring for my sick child. In August 2006, Kiddie Academy in Warwick and Baby Steps were closed.
I can now focus all of my attention on Kiddie Academy II and continue to make a difference in the lives of so many wonderful little people. Each age group of children has its own dedicated classroom area, all of which has been designed for age- appropriateness and is continuously being refurbished.
Our programs are designed to help children:
• Appreciate themselves and the world around them;
• Develop effective learning skills and healthy social attitudes;
• Enjoy warm enriching relationships with teachers and fellow students in a stimulating and productive classroom environment)
Please view our curriculum today or contact us for more information.