Ready For School

At the Blue Cottage, we run a ready for school programme. What might surprise you is that it is not about ABC and 123 although of course that is included. Some of the most important things that your child needs to know before they go to school are:

  • Concentration
  • Being able to follow a series of instructions
  • Communication, i.e. making yourself understood
  • The ability to work independently
  • The ability to work in a group
  • How to be a self-manager

We practice these skills at varying degrees right from the baby room but once your child is over the kindergarten age of 4, we create focused groups which take their learning and discovery to a more in-depth level. The children lead these topics through their own interests and the teachers’ role is to guide and support them through this.

When the time is right, we will invite you to one of our family evenings to tell you more about the ready for school program and help with any concerns you may have about preschool learning. For now, if you have any questions, please ask one of our friendly staff.