The Preschoolers: A group of 11 or 12 children aged 3-4 who are cared for and taught by a team of 3. These children are our teenagers! Their learning curve is rapid and they start to embrace reading and writing, counting and working with numbers up to about 20. Usually by this stage we have a very clear idea which school children are going to and they spend much of the year talking about school as they prepare. Our preschool children love cooking, going out on trips, Irish Dancing, Ballet, swimming, Dutch, Spanish, German and French language classes as well as music classes amongst others. They also love to mix with the slightly older children in our After School Centre, and we try to organise activities which allow them contact with these children. Ratio 8 children: 1 teacher
Every group has a weekly theme with an overview of language and other development targets.