Pre-Primary: 5 - 6 years
Pre-Primary groups are peer groups of 5-6 year olds. Children attend half-days from 7:50am to 12:30pm plus two afternoons until 3:00pm.
We offer small groups in spacious group rooms; extra rooms for crafts and music; spacious playground. We provide a comfortable atmosphere where your child can discover, experiment and explore. Each child can develop in its own way and at its own pace. Our pedagogical programme includes regular sports and music lessons, arts and crafts, language promotion, cookery, projects, cultural celebrations and excursions. Additional classes in German as a mother tongue or German as a foreign language. Extensive selection of extra-curricular activities is provided.
Your children are given the opportunity to experience life events and situations, to understand these and to process them; thus enabling them to discover and develop strategies for dealing with the world around them. Children need to find opportunities for development in all areas so that they can be carefully nurtured in life’s requirements. This includes acquiring competencies, skills and values that are not just important today but also relevant for the future. At the same time your child is allowed to develop in its own way and at its own pace.
Children’s personalities develop through their relationship with their environment. Being integrated in a group allows children to make contacts and find friends. Children need to experience a community into which they can bring their own personality and in which they can create changes, but where they are also obliged to adjust their own interests to those of the group. Play is a very important element of learning. By learning to concentrate and develop staying power in games, children create a solid foundation for later on in school as well. Subsequent success in school partly depends on how intensively children are able to develop their curiosity and motivation.
Our perspective is holistic. Children perceive their surroundings with all their senses. Thinking, feeling, wanting and taking action are closely connected and influence each other. Learning by doing, through experience and understanding, is essential.