Curriculum focuses on learning through play to build the essential emotional, social and foundation skills for future school success.
Objective is to teach children to be positive and responsible, to cooperate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they realize their true potential.
Our pedagogical approach incorporates recognised early childhood methods.
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It’s an educational approach that encourages the integration of these five subjects to help children learn critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and creativity.
The STEAM pedagogy involves activities such as building with blocks or Legos, experimenting with simple machines, exploring nature, creating art, and learning basic science concepts. These activities help children develop their curiosity, imagination, and hands-on problem-solving skills, which lays the foundation for future learning and success.
Jolly Phonics is a fun child centred approach to teach literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children. The approach is recognised as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English. It has become central to the UK national curriculum.
Jolly Phonics teaches the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters in the alphabet, because the sounds are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer.
The Reggio Emilia approach places a strong emphasis on the individual child, their interests, and their abilities. It is based on the belief that children have the ability to construct their own knowledge through their experiences and interactions with the world around them.
The approach is characterized by a number of principles, including a focus on the child as an active participant in their own learning, the importance of the learning environment as well as the role of the teacher as a co-learner and facilitator.
The Reggio Emilia approach has gained recognition as a model for early childhood education.
PER CYCLE 1
The mission of Plan d’Études Romand Cycle 1 is to ensure a smooth transition from family to school and to guide the child in his or her early learnings.
Cycle 1 is designed to take into account the needs of the child’s development. Each child must be able to assert himself or herself as a person but also as a member of a community.
The activities foster three main developments: 1) Living with others through socialisation, collaboration and communication. 2) The first learning experiences at school by building knowledge and skills. 3) Establishing learning strategies to develop working methods.
While a daily routine is important for children, programmes vary daily overarched by weekly themes.
08h30-09h00 Arrival & Free Play Gym
09h00-09h15 Welcome Circle Time
09h15-09h30 Motor Skill Games
09h30-10h00 School Skill Activities
10h00-10h30 Healthy Snack & Toilet Break
10h30-11h00 STEAM Project or Music & Rythm
11h00-11h30 Story Time or Educational Games
11h30-11h55 Sports & Gym Activities
12h00 Pick-Up Time
Announced missed classes can be made up by coming to any other Preschool or English Kids Club class, subject to availability.
A lovely, vibrant place with very friendly and welcoming staff. My daughter always looks forward to attending her preschool classes. Best decision we ever made!
My daughter is LOVING going to preschool. I would like to add her to the Monday class if you still have space. I think 4 days a week will be perfect for her with a rest day on Wednesday.
I know preschool is a big part of her wonderful personality and all the English knowledge that she has gained. I will be forever grateful for everything.
Meet the Preschool Team
Stepping Up Founder
Claudia founded Stepping Up in 2017
She specializes in early childhood pedagogy. She is passionate about activities that strengthen the body and mind as well as the well-being of children.
Agnieszka joined the team in 2019
She holds Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education and Montessori qualifications. She is filled with joy, energy, loves cooking and child development.
Patrizia joined the team in 2018
She holds a Primary School Teacher and a Yoga Teacher qualification. She is passionate about traveling, social media and young children!
Alastair joined the preschool team in 2020.
Alastair is a qualified Learning & Behaviour Specialist and focuses on Jolly Phonics. He is passionate about sports, travelling and young children.
Andry joined the team in 2021
She holds a Primary School Teacher and a CFC ASE qualification. She is full of joy and creativity with a passion for languages, cultural trips, and the well-being of children.
Any preschooler’s first choice!
Preschool (2.5-5 Years)
Curriculum focuses on learning through play building the essential emotional, social and foundation skills for future school success. The program and approach strengthens early childhood development in an outstanding and positive setting. Enrollments can vary from 1 to 5 days per week.
Develops the skills for future school success.
Strengthens early childhood development.
Builds essential social and foundation skills.
Every week and day is special.
High Teacher to Preschooler ratio
Nyon’s preschool is unique!
Tips for parents to support early childhood development and stimulation.
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