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Why Premier Kindergarten?

Puneet Hunjan Patel
Puneet Hunjan Patel - Head of Kindergarten

Our main goal at Premier Kindergarten is to develop active learners who create and think critically through the day to day interaction with adults and other children in play, classroom learning, and exploration.

All parents are welcomed for a guided tour through to our purpose built facility that has been carefully planned and resourced to cater to different personalities, talents, cultures, and family backgrounds.

Premier Kindergarten provides a holistic education for children aged 2 ½ to 5 ½ years, with the provision of a wide range of learning experiences through well planned and prepared indoor and outdoor environments.

Our individualized and child-centered approaches to teaching ensure that our children develop a positive self-concept which in turn gives them confidence and allows an open-minded approach to learning, which ultimately will create independent self –driven lifelong learners who will contribute positively to the global community.

Our typical playgroup classroom environments offer a rich variety of play material. Although the classrooms often appear informal, they are a result of careful planning and structuring. Our teachers encourage curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Children spend the majority of their day involved in a variety of activities including art, block building, dramatic play, sorting and matching games, gardening and sensory activities, water/sand and large motor play.
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Our Curriculum Review

What does learning look like at Premier Kindergarten?

Premier Kindergarten offers an adapted Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The foundation stage curriculum is organized into six learning areas.

Personal, social, health and emotional development

Personal, social, health and emotional development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and language

Communication and language

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Mathematical development

Mathematical development

Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating, simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures. Hands-on learning materials are used during the math sessions to provide a better understanding of the subject.
Knowledge and understanding of the world

Knowledge and understanding of the world

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Physical development

Physical development

Premier Kindergarten provides opportunities for young children to keep active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.

Expressive arts and design

Expressive arts and design

At Premier, children are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings, through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

We have well trained and qualified staff who play a great role at creating engaging environments, both indoors and outdoors to enhance learning. Our Kindergarten has adequate resources which are upgraded to keep up with the ever changing curriculum requirements.

Play is an important aspect of child development. Structured and non-structured play is encouraged at the kindergarten. Our children learn through adventure and challenge during playtime. Our classrooms and outside environments provide a variety of spaces, materials, and activities geared to promote active exploration and mastery.

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A Typical Day At The Kindergarten

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Arrival / Morning Jobs / Mindfulness Activities
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Washroom Use / Circle Time / Breathing Breaks
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Numerical Skill Building and Activities
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Pre-Writing Skill Building and Handwriting Activities
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Mid-Morning Snack / Breathing Breaks
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Play / Sensory Play / Water Play Activities
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Music sessions / Sports / Expressive-Arts / Swimming
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
I.T / Audio–Visual Activities / Story-time / Self Care
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Preparation for Home time
12:00 PM
Home time

Kindergarten Highlights

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Pre-School Education

For 2 ½ Year-Olds

Our Playgroup children spend most of their time engaged in play-based learning, both within the classroom and outdoor learning environments. Learning through senses is a key element throughout this stage of learning. Activities that encourage listening, touching and feeling; visual discrimination, tasting, and smelling are encouraged throughout our playgroup curricular. Water/sand play is also encouraged from the very beginning. Children at this age are also introduced to swimming and basic I.T skills. P.E skills also play a big role in aiding gross motor development and balance.

Pre-School Education

For 3 ½ Year-Olds

Our 3 ½-year-olds at this stage have attained quite a number of basic skills and can work at these independently. It is at this stage of learning that adults are bombarded with lots of questions during their day to day interactions with children within this age-group. These children continue to enjoy play and their attention spans are getting longer. Careful planning at this level is given especially to include inquiry-based learning in order to enable them to obtain answers to their numerous questions through exploration and experiments. Independence is encouraged throughout this stage of learning whereby children are encouraged to use their own abilities in solving day to day challenges.

Pre-School Education

For 4 ½ Year-Olds

At this stage, four year olds have developed a “Self-image” and have learned to master plenty of skills. Activities at this level of education are developed to ensure that they are self- directed with a reasonable amount of challenge to enable children to experience success so as to boost their confidence in trying out new tasks. At this stage preparation for Year 1 takes place to ensure a smooth transition.
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Child Care Safety, Health and Security

Education and development are important, however the safety, security, and health of your child while at our Kindergarten, is our key priority.

Playgrounds

  • Our high-quality playground equipment is safe, sturdy and is inspected and cleaned regularly to ensure that it is always in good working order.
  • Our outdoor play areas are surrounded by a secure, child-friendly fencing.
  • Playgrounds are inspected daily to ensure removal of stones, fallen sticks and other dangerous objects that could be harmful to children during play.

Health and wellness

  • A school nurse is present at all times to attend to any child being ill or injured.
  • Teachers assess children’s health status daily and notify parents when children are not in their optimum health.
  • We notify parents when children are sick so as to prevent illness from spreading.
  • Measures are put in place to ensure that only authorized persons are allowed to pick up children from school.

General cleanliness

  • The kindergarten facility is cleaned daily to ensure the maintenance of good hygiene.
  • Our cleaning supplies are kept well out of children’s reach.
  • We regularly clean and disinfect children’s toys and general resources that are used by children while at school.
  • Children are guided and encouraged to wash their hands using soap throughout each day.

Safety

  • Our staff at the kindergarten have undergone first aid training.
  • We ensure that all medication within the school or brought from home is not passed the expiry date and is safely kept out of children’s reach.
  • We carry out annual safety awareness programmes and a fire drill.
  • Our kindergarten students are taught about car safety, safety at home and care of self.