We nurture three attributes that are key to child development and wellbeing
Educational neuroscience shows us that a child’s brain develops by 35% - 85% between birth and the age of five, depending on the ongoing relationships with their environment and the people around them. When families place their children in our care, wherever they are in the world, they are entrusting us with the vital role of contributing to their well-being and helping them develop their full potential.
Understanding what children need
To believe in themselves, children need to:
Be warmly welcomed with their family
Have freedom of choice
Feel in physical and emotional security
Have their culture and differences recognized
Have their own individual rhythm respected
Express their emotions
Take risks without putting themselves in danger
To learn all the time, children need to:
Evolve in playful, organized, understandable spaces
Express themselves and be heard
Live in an environment where language is rich and varied
Develop their sensorial, motricity, artistic and cognitive capacities
Experiment: play and manipulate spontaneously
Liberate their creativity through actions, play and thought
To explore the world, children need to:
- Be supported in their relationships with others
- Have their natural empathy encouraged
- Evolve in an artistic environment
- Move around and be physical
- Discover the world through their senses
- Be in touch with nature
- Do things together to learn from their peers
A common educational mission, different local curriculums
Our curriculums in Asia
In Singapore, Little Footprints takes a holistic approach to child development by combining theme-based active learning, progressive learning and experiential methods. Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse focuses on curiosity, the first step to learning, through an inquiry-based approach that balances play with preparing for school.
In India, Amelio’s World of Discovery curriculum was developed after two years of research by a team of expert child psychologists, pediatricians, early childhood educators and researchers, and combines the best practices of internationally renowned curriculum methods.
The best curriculums in Europe
All over Europe, we offer a blend of the best curriculums: EYFS, Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Emmi Pikler. We focus on play-based learning methods that are adapted to meet local needs.
In France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg, children are welcomed into a high-quality bilingual French / English environment.
In Germany, the week is planned around the capacities of each child, so that parents can follow their progress in four key domains: being strong, living together, creative expression and discovering the world.
EYFS Curriculum in the Middle East
In our nurseries in the United Arab Emirates, we provide an enriched developmental journey based on modern British curriculum (EYFS) targets: self confidence & self-esteem, language development, positive relationships & openess to the world.
Teaching approaches in North America
In North America, Little Sprouts are leading the way with their Budding Scholars™ approach. Individualized for each child, it’s based on the most effective teaching methodologies and over 30 years’ experience.
The Heartworks and STEAMworks preschool programs provide a safe, nurturing, and creative environment where children and students develop moral character, grow into social and emotional maturity, and are introduced to important concepts that spark their natural curiosity in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
From 0-6, children are finding their place in the world and acquiring the skills they need to learn and live better later