Our playgroup class offers lots of fun and exciting activities which promote children’s learning and development in a warm, caring environment. Our children participate in a range of sensory and messy play activities.
We communicate to the children in English throughout the day, in our daily routines, games, stories and songs. The children begin to understand English and quickly pick up new words, enjoy rhymes and are keen to learn.
A PLAYGROUP DAY
|08:30||– Gates open|
|09:00||– Busy time and group time|
|09:45||– Snack time|
|10:15||– Outside play|
|10:50||– Busy time|
|11:45||– Lunch time|
|12:50||– Sleep time|
|14:00||– Busy time|
|14:30||– Group time|
|14:45 – 15:00||– Parents arrive to collect their children|
OUTSIDE LEARNING- Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore and use their senses.
Our playgroup children have access to their own outside area, which is an extension of the classroom and enables children to learn in different ways. We feel that being outdoors has a positive impact on all aspects of children’s development. In particular, this gives them the opportunity to develop gross motor skills and sensory exploration.
Most children will be ready to move out of nappies between the ages of two and three. To ensure a relaxed transition in Playgroup, we work closely with the parents to help children make the transition from being in nappies to going to the toilet.
The youngest children in our Early Years unit are offered a calm environment enabling them to sleep daily.
THE START TO YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
At the British School of Tenerife, we want to make the beginning of your child´s school years a memorable and happy experience. For this reason, not all children start together on the first day of term.
We stagger the intake over the first three weeks in September, dividing the children into three separate groups allowing us to manage the first few days sensitively and enabling us to get to know your child as an individual.
To ensure each new day is a positive and welcome start, we recommend that initially your child is introduced slowly and gradually, building up to a half day and then a full day. We find that new children settle in quickly if they gradually build up to a full day attendance. Some children will be ready for a full day very quickly and others will take a bit longer.