First Steps School is the successor to The English Playgroup, founded in 1993 by the experienced early childhood educators Eda Pallier and Birthe Stein. The school originally welcomed children of all nationalities from three to six years of age. The objectives were, and remain, to ensure that the first school experience be a positive one and to provide a warm, friendly environment where children learn though play and where they are free to explore and to develop at their own pace. Together, they learn to respect one another, to share and to handle their emotions in an appropriate fashion.
In 2003, due to popular demand, our doors were opened to two-year-olds. At that time, there were very few English-language pre-schools that welcomed children of this age.
The full-day class was created in 2009 and has become a solution for many working parents who need and desire a child-care facility which is both educational and fun.
More recently, the Wednesday English programme was initiated in September 2016. The programme has already been a wonderful success, allowing children between the ages of four and eight years old to develop and enhance their English-language oral, reading and writing skills. For this programme we welcome both former students and new students to our school.