Our nursery works on the basis of the British Early Year Frame system. Educational programs for very young children under 3 years of age include basic areas of development:
• Personal, social and emotional development helping children develop a positive sense of themselves and others; build positive relationships and develop respect for others; develop social skills and learn to manage their feelings and emotions; understand expected behavior in groups; and have confidence in their own abilities
Our specialists working with the youngest children will focus strongly on the three main areas that underpin successful education and are seamlessly linked to the other four specific areas. The three main areas reflect the key skills and competences that all children need to develop and learn effectively and be ready for school. The balance is expected to shift towards a more even focus on all areas of education as children grow in confidence in their abilities. However, if in the early years, if the child's progress in any major area raises concerns, our teachers' experts must discuss it with the child's parents and / or caregivers and agree on how to support the child. We consider whether a child may need a special educational need or disability that requires professional help. Each intervention will be linked to the relevant services of other agencies and we will assist you in accessing them.
For children whose home language is not Slovak, we will take appropriate steps to give children the opportunity to develop and use English, which we use in both educational and everyday activities, while supporting the development of their home.
Of course, children have enough opportunities to learn and achieve a good standard in English and Slovak during EYFS:
Each area of education and development is always implemented through a planned, purposeful game and through a combination of activities under the guidance of adults and children. Play is essential for the development of children, building their trust as they learn to explore, think about problems that are related to others. Children learn to lead their own game and participate in a game led by adults. As children grow older, and as their development allows them, we expect the balance to gradually shift towards further adult-led activities to help children prepare for more formal education and ready for upper classes in our kindergarten.