Working at Mother Goose International Pre-school was a wonderful and enlightening experience. I had the privilege of working with the bright students of K2 with interesting diverse backgrounds. It was a pleasure to cultivate a challenging and loving academic environment for my students, who brought their best selves to school every day. The students developed cognitively and socially as they played and learned together. I really enjoyed staying in close communication with the parents, who provided the stable foundation to allow for their children to flourish in the group. A lovely pre-school environment!

SARA, Pre-school teacher, Kista Pre-school

Working at Mother Goose International Pre-school is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened in my career. I have worked in different countries in different pre-schools for nine years but Mother Goose International Pre-school is the most well-structured and systematic pre-school I have ever seen. Mother Goose International Pre-school takes very good care of every single child and since the children grow up in a multicultural environment they are ready for the whole world. Working with the team is wonderful and lovely. I am proud to be a feather of our lovely Mother Goose International Pre-school and it is a precious feeling.

NADEESHA, Nursery nurse, Gärdet Pre-school

Jag valde att arbeta på Mother Goose International Pre-school eftersom jag blev inspirerad av Reggio Emilia filosofin. Att arbeta med barn av olika bakgrunder är något som engagerar mig. Det är kul och utmanande vilket gör att arbetsuppgifterna känns väldigt roliga. Mother Goose International Pre-school är en trygg och omtänksamt förskola som sätter barnen och sina medarbetare i första hand.

ARDITA, Barnskötare, Kista Förskola

The friendly atmosphere is the first thing I recall when I think about Mother Goose International Pre-school. The responsible person in charge makes this school unique and working here gives me self-confidence as well as discipline. I love working here since every colleague is kind and helpful to me which contributes to my sense of responsiblity towards the children.

MAHSA, Nursery nurse, Kista Pre-school

I had the pleasure of working for Mother Goose International Pre-school as a K1 teacher. Mother Goose International Pre-school has a stimulating multicultural environment where children thrive. The kind of caring staff I worked with created a unique environment by using their cultural background to encourage learning through songs, play, activities and games in addition to the school curriculum. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a great team of people and work with children from such diverse backgrounds. It is an experience I will never forget.

DEBORAH, Pre-school teacher, Gärdet Pre-school


Welcome to Mother Goose® International Pre-school

Mother Goose® International Pre-school is a private international pre-school with over 23 years of experience, founded by Ms. Joanna Asplund in 1993. The pre-school supports the child’s physical, emotional, social, cultural, linguistic and intellectual development. We work thematically to stimulate learning in the areas of language and communication, mathematics, natural sciences and creative play.

At Mother Goose® International Pre-school we strongly believe in creating a positive environment where play is important for the child’s development reflection and learning.

We provide care and education for children in ages one to five years old. The pre-school has two sections; nursery section for children 1-3 years and a pre-school section for children 4-5 years.
Mother Goose® International Pre-school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The pedagogical approach is that the child is willing to grow, learn and explore – the child is competent. The philosophy is based on a deep respect for children's rights and potential.
The pre-school has an English language profile. English is our medium of communication but we also provide the children with opportunities to develop their Swedish language and mother tongue through the use of literature, designed educational activities, creative play, songs, theater, events and every day interaction. All activities are conducted in a multi-cultural spirit through play.

We are committed to a child-centered Swedish National Curriculum for pre-schools that addresses the needs of international students.

Fundamental values

Mother Goose teachers will encourage children interaction, responsibility and respect. Each child's voice has equal value.


Through play, children get the opportunity to process feelings, perceptions and experiences. Play is important for children's development and learning.

Language & Communication

Mother Goose teachers take advantage of the child's own storytelling. Children are taught to master age-appropriate language skills; speaking and listening skills.


Mother Goose children learn through trial and error. They are encouraged to investigate and resolve problems that arise in everyday life. The teachers arrange math play areas which deepen children´s understanding of mathematical concepts.

Creative activities

Mother Goose teachers arrange imaginary play, song, dance, movement, music and drama activities during which the children can process their thoughts and experiences.

Science & Technology

Mother Goose teachers help the children to discover and explore natural science and research how the technology works. We utilize many forms of pedagogical documentation of our projects and the learning situations. Children´s personal portfolios follow their development through their years at Mother Goose.
Each group has an age specific learning environment which is designed to encourage and stimulate the development of the children. We also have common areas; art room, library, creative play area, dramatic play area, construction area amongst others where children can interact with other groups of varying ages.
The children are provided outdoor activities every day in our own play yard or in close by woods, fields or parks.

Mother Goose children

  • learn the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of a broad range of curriculum subjects and engage with their learning so that they remain committed to learning throughout their lives.
  • develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and to respond to the changing contexts of their future lives.
  • develop a sense of their own nationality and culture at the same time as developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others.