STUDY PROGRAMMES

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Nursery

(0-2 years old)

Our Nursery Room is for our youngest children aged 0–2 years. In this room we provide also fee paying day care places for babies of same age.

All children in the Nursery will have a key person who is responsible for ensuring that children’s individual routines and needs are met and who works closely with parents. The group is led by a certified nurse. All activities are carefully planned to follow babies and toddlers’ interests, extend their learning and stimulate their development, creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere in which they can thrive.

We provide a safe and homely environment, with a separate sleep space, changing area and kitchenette where healthy food is cooked and prepared. When appropriate our youngest children have a chance to mix and spend time with older children (their siblings and playmates) in other rooms, which creates a “caring family” environment and also helps ensure a smooth transition from the Nursery to our Preschool I. Group when children turn 2 years old.

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Preschool I.

(2 years old)

Children who turn two years old will be placed with Preschool I.

The programme is designed with the understanding that this may be a child’s first school experience, so the environment for our youngest learners is carefully ordered and flexibly structured. The classroom is filled with a variety of learning tools, practical life materials and other educational resources.

Teachers follow the bilingual language literacy curricula and a thematic curriculum. Speaking English is encouraged through the variety of activities and daily instruction. Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore a wide range of media and materials and share their thoughts, ideas and feelings thought art, music, dance and technology.

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Preschool II.

(3-4 years old)

Children who turn three years old will be placed with Preschool II.

Here, children’s knowledge and skills will be strengthened and applied at a higher level, since between the ages of three and five years most children develop their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills further on. The pupils who have been with us from the previous year become more confident bilingual speakers of English and Czech as this level focuses largely on language mastery as well as effective social interaction. The learning environment for this group includes books, games, puzzles and class projects, as well as workbooks. Music, physical activities, art, storytelling, and free exploration still play a large role in the four year old classrooms.

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Reception

(5-6 years old)

Children who turn five years old will be placed with the Kindergarten. This programme follows a combination of two curricula – The National Curriculum of England & Wales and The Czech Curriculum Framework (The “Předškolní příprava” Project).

The thematic approach also includes elements of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which helps children learn about different countries and cultures. We can safely say that when a pupil completes the TIELC program, she or he will have not only met, but exceeded the requirement for first grade entrance in any public or private school either in the Czech Republic or abroad.

The learning space provided for a kindergarten child is designed to satisfy the scope of creativity, curiosity, knowledge and abilities of our five to six year olds. Children will build upon the knowledge gained in their previous school years and expand their knowledge of academic subjects while exploring the world around them. Specialist teachers provide advice and learning support where necessary including extra language support (EAL) and Special Needs Support (SNS).