Back to Who We are

Biography of Kathy Nutting

Fairchild first emerged in Hong Kong in January 2016 with Fairchild Junior Academy for children from 6 months to 4 years. In January of 2017 we opened Fairchild Kindergarten, licensed by the Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) for children age 2 to 6 years. I am pleased to have been a part of building these Fairchild education projects as Head of Early Childhood Education. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and guided by the Ontario, Canada and the EDB early childhood curriculum, we offer families a quality education for your child.

The minute you walk into our learning space, you feel its welcoming embrace. The surroundings help spark a sense of wonder and imagination, with children finding delight in our aquarium, actively engaging with our garden spaces, exploring the water features and playing in our tree house. Children are immediately ‘at home’ in our natural environment and learning happens when your child feels comfortable and supported in their learning environment.

Our amazing team of educators, assistants and administration have created each space to be engaging, with an open invitation to explore and be curious. At Fairchild we bring the outdoors in; providing children the opportunity to experience water, sand, wood, soil, light and natural materials.

We promote imaginative play and inquiry, building the skills necessary for developing healthy and happy children. Through play children learn to ‘think outside the box,’ solve problems, make connections, be creative and use their imagination. These experiences lay the foundation for literacy, numeracy, social, emotional, physical and language development.

We pride ourselves in hiring quality, experienced teachers and staff who share our philosophy and beliefs. We value professional development and engage our staff in a variety of opportunities to further their understanding of learning through play and inquiry. We encourage parents, domestic workers and community members to partner with us at Fairchild as we believe "It takes a village, to raise a child". We welcome your enquiries and invite you to join us on our learning journey.