Nursery Programme (1-3 years)
In Nursery, children’s early learning, growth and development are guided by qualified and caring Nursery staff in a stimulating and nurturing educational environment. Children will consistently receive the support and individual attention they need.
For many young children entering our Nursery Programme, this will be their first experience in a full-day, large-group setting. Emphasis is placed on social and emotional development and self-care skills. Children are guided through the settling-in process where they can happily take part in daily routines. Learning to take care of one’s surroundings, constructively entering play situations, settling disagreements with words, and learning to share are all goals for these children. Learning is experiential at this stage and includes the use of a variety of manipulatives, tactile experiences and an emphasis on developing language.
The Nursery groups are dual language settings where both German and English are spoken and children are encouraged to use either language. We use the One Teacher One Language (OTOL) approach in which one early childhood practitioner speaks to the child in only one language, allowing children to listen and respond in both languages.