At St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107, our focus is on the whole child and this begins as soon as they start nursery. We have a strong community feel within a nurturing and inclusive environment. At St. Andrews we are very accepting of new students and encourage communication between parents and staff with our open door policy.
Playful Pandas Playgroup is held in our dedicated Early Years Centre and is available for children aged 1-3 years old who are ready to explore in a stimulating and fun environment. Our programme provides plenty of choice and also some structured activities. We provide messy play, sand play, water play, face painting, rhyme time, music and singing each week day. All children must be accompanied by an adult who will be actively involved in the session. Playful Pandas helps prepare your child for their next steps towards Nursery, Kindergarten and beyond.
Students start at age 2 in the Nursery and will stay within the dedicated Early Years Centre until age 5 when they move on to Year 1 in the main school. Whilst we follow the English National Curriculum, we introduce the IB PYP enquiry approach, encouraging students to be global thinkers, proactive learners and have a global perspective on everything they do. We have a dedicated team who ensure basic skills are learnt from day one. We place a high emphasis on structured learning - literacy and numeracy, followed by creative and interactive play.
Our experienced Early Years teachers are continually assessing the children’s progress through observation and conversation. Dialogue with parents is an essential part of this assessment process. Teachers build up a portfolio of children’s progress through photographs and recorded observations. These form the basis for discussions with parents, who are also invited to contribute to these portfolios.
Teaching and learning for the children in our Early Years Centre has a high emphasis on structured, creative play and interactive learning. The curriculum is themed to enable the areas of learning to be inter-related.
Teachers are flexible to the needs of the children; for our Nursery children this means making individual links to their home environment.
The children work towards achieving the Early Learning Goals in three prime areas of learning, incorporating four specific areas.