“Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way”, George EVANS.
At the ages between 2 to 4.5 years old, the cultivation of communication and language, as well as the , physical, personal, social and emotional development are decisive.
The pre-preschool class ”Little Learners”, the preschool “Little Explorers” and the only English-speaking class ”British Learners“ are especially designed totally and from the beginning to offer a rich language environment that offers the opportunity for physical activity through sports, as well as the cultivation of social skills, confidence and mutual respect through experiential games and art.
Our specialised teachers respect and follow your everyday family procedures, while you know that we care for you child and attend to its needs.
Our educational programme is cross-cutting and designed to support all the exciting development milestones of your child.
The daily programme includes:
- Water and sand games
They help develop coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, communication, cooperation and socialisation.
- Puppet theatre
Promotes the child’s memory, attention, concentration and emotions and stimulates their imagination.
- Good manners
The children follow a programme specialised for their age in order to learn how it behave, how to introduce themselves, greet people and how to mind their manners at the table.
- Drama & Theatre Games
Children develop their communication skills, share their thoughts and feelings and become more social.
I. (3 yrs) and M. (2.5 yrs) discover the world around them by observing a model of human organs. “This red one goes lub lub, dub!” says M. “What is it?” asks the teacher, “The heart!” replies I.
- Lending Library
Children borrow fairy tales and talk to their classmates about them, pointing out what they found most interesting, etc.
- Introduction to mathematical concepts
Children learn to distinguish the different shapes and numbers in a playful and fun way.
- Music Education
It triggers children’s interest in music and helps them intuitively conceive rhythm.
- Psychomotor Activities
Children become aware of their body, coordinate their parts and learn to move in a given space.
Children discover different materials and techniques to put the world around them on paper
Carefully holding a knife and applying the correct pressure, P. (3 yrs) is trying to cut his vegetables on his own. These activities help develop his fine motor skills and his independence.
Socialisation is achieved through their participation in group activities and through the development of the concept of fair play.
- Cooking Activities
Children have fun creating and learning how cooking can be a means of expression.
- Everyday English Programme
Children get in touch with English for the first time, in an experiential way.
- Mindful stretching
Children relax with their certified Yoga teacher by stretching and mediating with their eyes closed, with sounds of nature in the backgrounds.
Μ. (2.8 yrs), climbs alternating between his two legs using the special equipment on the school grounds where he plays every day, exploring his limits and building up his confidence.
Every Friday, parents receive an email with next week’s programme that shows us the activities based on the children’s needs, their interests and talents, as well as the week’s subject. Under every activity, you can see the development stage targeted by the activity, separately for every child. We recommend that you check the programme, so that you can use it as a tool to achieve the same goals at home.
Book in time
Parents can visit during the morning hours, so that you can see our nursery school during its working hours. Therefore, parents must book an appointment in advance, since we can make only one viewing a day.
Personal support / “Open Door policy”
Our nursery has an “Open door policy” and the parents are encouraged to come for a visit if they wish, any time of the day, in order to talk about problems or issues the might be facing or to express their opinions and comments regarding the policy and procedures of our nursery. A parent questionnaire is available, which can be filled out with comments or impressions, with complete privacy and anonymity.
What parents should know
The parent-teacher children’s progress evaluation meetings are held every four months. During the meeting, the teacher talks about the child’s progress and the goals they will be working on during the following months.
It is extremely important that both the parents and the teachers exchange information on the needs of every child and collaborate with mutual respect, in order to help the child achieve the best possible educational outcome.
Every child has its own online “learning journey” that includes assessments of the children’s activities, evaluated according to the EYFS standards.
The evaluation is in written form and is based on the EYFS development matters (Communication and language, personal, social and emotional development, mathematics and expressive arts and design), showing exactly what the child has learnt and its development stage. If requested, we can provide a copy of the evaluation.
Recording observations during the early years of development is an important tool that helps write down and assess the development of children inside the classroom. We are proud to be the first school that is implementing this educational approach. Through the application called “First Steps”, the teacher can record a child’s day in the nursery, combined with a relevant photo and/or recording of observations, in order to capture their day or present a thrilling moment in the nursery.
When new parents/caregivers and their children come to our nursery for the first time, our goal is that both the parents and the children feel comfortable and welcome. One of the most important processes is the child’s adjustment period to its new surroundings. It is a very important and sentimental period both for the parents, and for the child. We follow a bespoke approach based on every child’s needs, we believe it is really important to talk and schedule the child’s daily life together with the parents, in order to achieve the best possible results and make the child feel safe and stress-free.
We realise that there is enough stress and anxiety regarding whether a child has eaten all its food or whether it is participating in social activities. Upon the parent’s request, we record these activities and present all the available material.
The school provides breakfast, a snack and lunch. In case a child is allergic to an ingredient, we can provide an alternative meal and a member of the staff will watch the child in order to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination.
We take great pride in our healthy menu (see department), so we invite the parents to try our food whenever they wish! They are welcome to join us and taste a sample of our menu without prior warning! This attests to our certainty that our food is delicious and of the highest quality constantly.