What happens in the KidooLand Playgroup
My name is Nicola & I have been running the rainbow's playgroup since September 2011. I 'm a qualified nursery nurse with over 20 years of experience in working with the early years. I still enjoy working, caring & encouraging children to reach their full potential just as I did when I was newly qualified.
Here at The Rainbows International Playgroup we understand that your child is very precious & that you want the best start in life, so much so that I have had my Son attend for 2 years. I wanted him to benefit from our small groups, learn English & French, be in a caring, friendly & stimulating environment where he could feel safe, secure & inspired which would prepare him for school & teach him basic life skills. (Read more about safety in KidooLand and other structures on the Riviera)
We work closely with Early Years Foundation Skills programme (EYFS), which is a play based curriculum for children aged 0-5 years permitting children to explore & learn in a safe, secure yet challenging environment .
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development.
Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:
• Communication and language;
• Physical development; and
Personal, social and emotional development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
• Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design
We at Rainbow's playgroup deliver a high quality & unique service. Not only can you choose which language you would like your child to learn (from English or French) but also group size is maximum 6 children (ratio 2:6) so our warm & caring staff give your child/ren the attention they deserve.
We understand that every child is an individual with different needs, capabilities & interests who merit respect & kindness.
Due to our small groups (often 1:3 ratio), we have the opportunity to closely monitor each child's development & give extra support where needed. Additionally we can observe your child's interests & preferences therefore we can plan activities accordingly.
Our numerous activities are planned to meet each child's individual needs & support the EYFS which include cooking, painting & crafts, gym, dance, pretend , sensory , imaginative play, Montessori practical life skills e.g. learning to cut with a knife even at 2 years! pouring, measuring, small manual dexterity as well as science, maths & language activities .
Each month we work on a different themes e.g. Spring, senses, animals, transport ......
This will encourage your child to progress to the best of their ability. It is extremely important stage as it helps your child prepare for school as well as their future learning & successes. We would recommend that your child to attend a playgroup/ activity independently before starting school to help their transition run smoothly.
Finally it is very important to us to have a good partnership with all parents. We like to have a meeting with each parent to discuss how we can work together to provide the best support for each child and with parents conduct the 2 year development check for those not attending another creche or play structure.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help.
More information can be found on our website
KidooLand's International Playgroup - Where every child matters