About our School
- a second home for your children
- Our preschools are situated in Prague
- We have 3 branches (Háje, Hrnčíře, and Libuš)
- We offer both English and Czech classes
- We support environmental education (Bio food, environmental programs, environmentally-friendly choices)
- We offer a full Summer Program
- We provide our students with a varied selection of courses. These may also be attended by children not regularly enrolled in our preschools
- We offer an English After-School Program for the schoolchildren
Proven teaching methods with great results
In order to develop children's distinct personalities, we strive to act as their partners, accepting them the way they are, recognizing their indivudality, listening to them, and developing their potential. The developmental prerequisites and abilities of children require the application of appropriate methods and techniques for learning during their preschool education.
We mainly use the following methods:
Experiential and Cooperative Learning Through Play: Children's activities based on encouragement of the child's curiosity and their need for discovery, stimulation of the child's enjoyment of learning, captivation of the child's interest through variation, growth through experimentation, and direct experiences, all allow the child to master many important skills. We believe that the best kind of education utilizes the natural flow of children's thoughts and ideas. We support this process by giving our children the space to create spontaneous activities and plans. Therefore, our teaching is manifested in the form of non-binding, playful exercises that allow each child to partcipate on the basis of their own interest and choice.
Situational Learning: The creation and exploitation of situations provide children with comprehensible and practical examples of real-life relationships. This allows the children to learn skills and knowledge at the appropriate time - both at the precise moment when they need the information, and in a way that helps them better understand its meaning.
Spontaneous Social Learning: Spontaneous social learning is based on the principle of natural imitation. To encourage this type of learning, we provide children with patterns of behaviour and attitudes that are appropriate for imitation and adoption. This is included in all activities and situations that occur throughout the day in our preschool, both didactic and otherwise.
Children's Play and Creative Playwrighting: This is another important method based primarily on the principle of play and experience.
Learning Through Play, Creativity, Fun, and Inspiration
A Safe and Cozy Environment
Our preschools feature cozy environments, beautifully landscaped gardens, and modern toys and classrooms. Of course, our schools are equipped with a wide range of teaching aids and toys that correspond to the ages, needs, and capabilities of our students.Children are provided with the opportunity to use Montessori utensils and educational toys of various levels. Our classrooms are richly furnished with art tools and materials - supplies that we make use of daily.
Our modern and immaculate hygienic facilities provide children with kid-friendly antibacterial soap dispensers, hand dryers, and individual hand towels as well as separate storage spaces for cups, toothbrushes, and toothpastes, etc. In our sleeping room, we provide children with pleasant, soothing music that sets a peaceful tone and gently lulls them to sleep. Every child is provided with a crib or child-sized bed complete with clean bedsheets. In all of our classrooms, we consider it a daily necessity to supply children with fresh air. We pay close attention to hygienic standards and maintain strict compliance to them.
In our school gardens, you can find all types of educational toys, ranging from traffic signs and watering cans to outdoor games and sandbox equipment. The toys featured in our gardens are certified and reviewed annually. During the warmer months of the year, children can bounce on our trampolines, cool down in a pool, or play under the children's sprinkler.
During the hot summer months, we ensure that all children wear sunscreen, sun hats, and sunglasses before they go outside to play. We re-apply sunscreen throughout the day and pay close attention to the sun exposure of each child.
During the winter, we dress all of the children into warm clothes. In addition, we have a supply of additional school clothes, available in the event that a child is unprepared for certain temperatures or types of weather. We also keep sunscreen on hand for children with sensitive skin at this time of the year.
Due to the fact that we follow strict safety guidelines, children may not be picked up from our school from anyone other than their legal guardian, unless a form is completed stating otherwise prior. Children will only be released to people who have been approved via this form.
Healthy Eating For Children and Our Staff
We pride ourselves on only serving the most healthy and high-quality food to our preschool children. For this reason, we work with the Czech food company Ekolandia. This company utilizes local organic food sources as much as possible. Ekolandia takes into account all of the nutritional requirements necessary for proper meal composition as well as accommodates parents who require special meals for their children. They offer gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free food, as well as a choice between a meat-friendly or vegetarian meal. Besides our Ekolandia lunches, we also have two delicious snacks per day, which always include a healthy and substantial portion of fruits or vegetables.
At our Wonderland Nursery, we strive for the best possible diet for our children. We believe that each meal should be appetizing and balanced, while fulfilling the modern child’s nutritional requirements. We adhere to a structured drinking regime. Children have access to their own cup of fresh water throughout the day, are always provided a drink during snacktimes and lunch, and are encouraged to drink multiple times throughout each day. In addition to water, our students also have the choice between drinking Bio tea or milk.
UV Lamp Sterilization
What does this device do?
- A nearly complete removal of microbes that cause colds, infections, asthma, and various allergic reactions
- Fast and effective sterilization, without damage to surfaces or equipment
- Purification, without chemical agents, creating classrooms free of unpleasant odours and pollutants
- Hypoallergenic disinfection of surfaces, equipment, furniture, beds, sofas, toys, etc.
More information can be found here