Our Approach

Learning through Play

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Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking. Our setting uses the Early Years Foundation Stage document to plan and provide a wide range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development. In some activities we let the children decide how they will use the activity, and in others the adult takes the lead in helping children to take part in the activity. In all activities information from the EYFS document has been used to decide what equipment to provide and how to provide it.

Records of Achievement

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The preschool keeps a learning and achievement profile for each child. Your child’s profile helps us to celebrate her/his achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for her/his well-being and to make progress. Your child’s progress is discussed with you and a written Record of Achievement is provided for all children.

Assessment

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We assess how children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information gained from observations, as well as from focused activities and photographs to document their progress and where this may be leading them and identifying next steps.

We believe that parents know their children best, and we ask them to contribute by sharing information about what their children like to do at home, and how they as parents are supporting development.

This information is shared through entries in each child’s family book with parents/carers and key person. This enables both parents and us as practitioners to comment on your child’s learning experiences and development and celebrate their achievements.

Each child’s level of development is assessed against the Early Learning Goals. Teaching staff will indicate whether children are meeting expected levels of development. 

Emerging, not yet reaching expected levels of development 

for age

Expected                                                   

Exceeding, beyond expected levels of development for age

A good level of development is determined by children achieving the 'expected' level (as above) in the Early Learning Goals in the 3 Prime Areas and the Specific Areas of Mathematics and Literacy.

Our Setting

  

The EYFS Early Learning Goals are achieved by providing the children with opportunities to have a wide range of adult led and child led focused activities which will develop a positive sense of self and others, respect for others and social skills, emotional well-being and a disposition to learn.
The school will have designated areas of learning where children will have access to a wide range of resources enabling children to develop fully the Early Learning Goals.

The Classrooms will provide the children with opportunities for focused activities as well as a quiet area where children will be able to explore books, construction activities further developing the Early Learning Goals.

Children will be able to explore and share thoughts and feelings through art, imaginative and role play activities.

The school also provides area for physical play, to develop their co-ordination and fine motor skills and to enjoy the health benefits of being outdoors.

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Curriculum

Learning & Development


  

Our curriculum provides all the children with individualized learning and development to give each child the best possible start in life. 

Little Buddy Kindergarten implements the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework into everyday practice. The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children aged from birth to 5.5 years. The EYFS supports an integrated approach to Early Learning and Care. 

  

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

  

Personal, social and emotional development: Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and to develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
 

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.


  

Physical development: Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


  

Literacy: Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading material to ignite their interest.


  

Mathematics: Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measure.


  

Understanding 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.


  

Expressive arts and design:  Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role play, and design and technology.

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The curriculum is designed to be very flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.

Through the EYFS, children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking, which takes place both indoors and outdoors.

Facilitators : Skills

Creative, Perseverant & Organised

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Has creative ideas for designing learning and play activities and be able to think outside the box. She has creative skills such as music, dance, drama, arts and crafts.

 

Strong dedication towards work.


Excellent organisational and time management skills and able to plan well. 

Passionate & Authentic

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Has passion and belief in what she is doing

Flexible & Energetic

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Is able to deal well with change, whether expected or unexpected and whether positive or challenging.


 Has the stamina to keep up with the needs and energy of a large group of young, lively children. 

Respect & Practical and Patient

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Respect and fondness for each child and their family. Be aware and be able to work with different strengths of each child.


 Knows how to use the resources you have to support children to learn and have the patience to let the child learn at his / her own pace. 

Good Communicator & Willing to take risks

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Has excellent communication and listening skills and is able to communicate with children at their own level.

  

When stuck with a problem is able to look for other solutions-things that might sit a bit outside the normal way of doing things to improve each child's learning.

Sense of Humour

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Has the ability to keep things in perspective and is able to make learning fun.

In house Training Program

  

The Brand conducts on-site trainings including preparing materials, delivering presentations. We act as technical resource for each unit and work with in-house teams to develop instructional materials to support teacher professional development programs.

We conduct specialized training for the teachers at the unit. The training is focused on understanding the needs of the 1.8-6 year old learners. The training emphasizes – aspects of socialization, the play way method, the formal nuances of reading, writing, arithmetic and language learning. The emphasis is on thematic teaching, phonics, learning by doing and out of classroom learning.

The focus of the workshops is on concept building, activity based learning and collaborative and emergent learning. The training also builds in exploration of application of concepts in the real world and the study skills needed to be an independent learner.

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Facilities / Infrastructure

What we provide

Out of School Learning: The learning programme is designed and developed to encourage discovery, questioning and challenging yourself to explore learning.


CCTV Surveillance System


Recreation, leisure, and arts facilities and programs


Community health services, including GP and counselling services


Parenting programs


A good campus in a beautiful part of the country, situated within extremely pleasant grounds which are conducive to the teaching of children.


A friendly, comfortable house feel, but with a modern, forward looking element.


A reassuring environment with Lots of space


Opportunities to play outside


Separate space from the ‘nursery’


Classrooms: specifically designed and furnished for preschool children. Areas for quiet reading, creative arts, block play, circle time, sensory activities, and dramatic play are incorporated into the design of each classroom


Indoor Gym: We have a large supervised gym for indoor large motor activities. climbers, slides, tricycles, scooters, a sensory table and other wonderful equipment are provided. Gym time is part of each day at Nursery School.


AV Rooms: Set up with Projector & Audio Video Player

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A Glimpse into our activities . . .

Additional Information

Reading – in groups, one-on-one, with laughter, fun and play.


Creativity on Canvas – to explore colour, create art and reflect joy.


Local History – to give identity & teach about one’s own roots.


Scribbling – up & down and all around with pencils, markers, chalk, paint, brushes, finger.


Theatre – to encourage improvisation, creativity and indulge in role play.


Create Music – like classic beating on Pots & Pans to foster creativity and connect.


Story telling – to free the child from the barriers of anxiety & gain valuable life lessons and manage emotions.


Emergent Learning – to allow the child’s learning to emerge as they play.


Musical Sketching -  where the child listens to music and draws what he hears which helps in engaging his brains in a different way and introduces them to the idea of the interplay of the senses.


Problem Solving – with opportunities for hands on investigation.


Photography - to help develop a child’s voice, vision and identity as it pertains to their family, friends and community.


Sensory activities like Mixed Beans and Peas Sensory tub. It opens the door for free play & gets them to use their sense of sound, taste, sight, and smell.


Spatial Awareness through Puzzles, Blocks, Nesting Cups to develop an awareness in the child in any given space, in relation to all other people and objects in that space

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Admission

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A brief on admission procedures and how to apply

Little Buddy Kindergarten accepts local and international children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years.

Playgroup (18 months to 2.5 years old)

Nursery (the year they turn 2.5 years old)

Kindergarten 1 (the year they turn 3.5 years old)

Kindergarten 2 (the year they turn 4.5 years old)


Prior to admission into the programme, the parent and child will be invited to visit the centre to spend some time with a member of the staff who will orientate and explain the procedures and features of the programme.

Process

Applications for the admission of children can be taken from the respective centres. Parents are required to fill up the Application form and complete the Health Evaluation Document and submit it at the centre.

You can register interest in your child attending Little Buddy Kindergarten at any point by filling in an application form which is available at the school office 

Documents Required

Application form & Health Evaluation Form

Birth Certificate of the child

Vaccination record of the child

8 passport photographs of the child

2 photos each of both parents

Aadhar Card of the Parents and also of the child if ready 

After Hours Experiences

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A Love to Discover Program

  After school care is provided to all children who would be interested to be involved in engaging activities.

The After-school care aims to provide a safe and secure, fun and relaxed environment for children to feel at home in after a day of learning. We ensure there are a range of activities on offer to ensure that children of all ages are engaged and their needs met.

After-school programs keep your child occupied during the afternoon and helps your child develop time-management skills, build self-esteem, and practice goal-setting. 

At Little Buddy Kindergarten we bring in a lot of diverse activities which are planned around the areas of your child’s interests. Our after-school programs are reworked upon periodically to accommodate ourselves to the changing needs and times.

A Glimpse into some of our Love to Discover Program

Ikebana / Origami / Kirigami

Calligraphy

Doodle

Theatre

Lego

Robotics

Snack Art / Salt Art

Photography

Reverse Engineering

Story Telling / Magic

Pottery

Pet Passion

Holiday Club

During each school holidays we plan a program of fun and exciting activities for children to take part in. We let the children be fully engaged in what they are doing and even run trips in line with children's interests.

We ensure all activities are adapted so that all children no matter what age and stage of development can join in and have fun. We always have positive feedback from parents and are always willing for them to come and share any ideas they may have.