PRE-PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Pre-nursery & Nursery

ESTIMATED AGES

2+ - 4

YEARS

A child-centred curriculum

We deliver a curriculum based on a child-centred approach, meeting individual needs across all areas of learning and development. We base our teaching on the Early Years Foundation Stage of the English National Curriculum, as this is world-renowned for providing an excellent base for young people.

Letting the children choose

A great deal of teaching is through child-initiated activities, both inside and outside the classroom. Teachers help children develop by becoming involved in the children's play in addition to individual and group activities. By allowing students to choose we foster initiative, confidence and creativity.

One class, many teachers

We believe that children do their best when they have one teacher and one assistant teacher who sees them for the majority of their lessons in school. These teachers know the children's strengths and weaknesses. They can support and challenge regardless of the subject they are enjoying. However, we also want our students to receive specialist teaching in music, swimming, Thai language and Thai culture to give them greater depth in these essential areas.

A schedule designed to help students grow

In pre-nursery and the first term of the nursery we believe that children can only learn effectively for half a day. Our days are fun, exciting and packed full of learning. In the second and third terms of the nursery students we have a full day but build in a rest time for students to nap, rest or play quietly in the afternoon. This helps student to develop without rushing them. Our students will love their time with us but will also associate school with learning.

EXAMPLE

A day in pre-nursery and the first term of nursery

07:35 - 07:50

Soft start. An opportunity for students to explore the learning areas inside their classroom & in the adjoining gardens, and a chance for parents to speak to the class teachers.

07:50 - 08:00

Registration. The day begins with some time together to look forward to the activities of the day.

08:00 - 11:00

Learning time which is either child-initiated or led by the international teacher and the assistant teacher. Specialist teaching in music, Thai, or swimming.

11:00 - 11:40

Lunch

11:40 - 12:20

Continued learning time and a review of the day to help children understand what they have learnt.

12:20 - 12:40

Home time where parents have the chance to talk to their class teachers.

EXAMPLE

A day in nursery in terms two and three

07:35 - 07:50

Soft start. An opportunity for students to explore the learning areas inside their classroom and in the adjoining gardens, and a chance for parents to speak to the class teachers.

07:50 - 08:00

Registration. The day begins with some time together to look forward to the activities of the day.

08:00 - 11:00

Learning time which is either child-initiated or led by the international teacher and the assistant teacher. Specialist teaching in music, Thai, or swimming.

11:00 - 11:40

Lunch

11:40 - 13:00

Continued learning time with class or specialist teachers.

13:00 - 14:20

Rest time- students rest or nap on beds or work quietly on child-initiated activities.

14:20 - 14:40

A review of the day to help children understand what they have learnt.

14:40 - 15:00

Home time where parents have the chance to talk to their child's teachers.


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