Children are not required to be potty trained, but if you have begun training at home please inform us. We will gladly support your efforts.
Nappies are routinely changed as and when is necessary. We ask you to have your child in kindergarten by 9:00.
It is important that the child is settled before we start our day.
Circle time is an important part of our day. We cover various age appropriate topics throughout the school year. We learn new songs, their actions and read new and exciting stories. Each day we have one main activity such as gym, sensory play or craft projects. Project work takes place in small groups and individually.
The projects we follow are related to various themes that are appropriate for small learners
Once a week we have music lessons and sing songs related to our topics. The children are introduced to a variety of musical instruments.
We stress the importance of social development, where we learn about how to share and take turns. We learn to imitate and start to co-operate with our peers.
Outdoor playtime at TCH is part of our day throughout the school year. We are outside twice a day- in the morning and again after the children’s nap. Outside time is reduced when the weather is too cold or wet.
Nature walks in the surrounding area are part of the children’s outdoor experience. Supervised free play is designed to encourage the child to explore a variety of activities.
After lunch children have their nappies changed and are then given the opportunity to take a nap. The children sleep outside in the fresh air in their prams. Parents are asked to supply a pram, a sleeping bag and a rain cover.
In our everyday curriculum we incorporate the Norwegian Framework Plan and the British Early Years Foundation Stage.
All classes leaders and assistants ensure that the children develop into happy and engaged learners, developing positive independent skills.