The regular First Steps preschool hours are from 9.00am to 3.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There is no school on Wednesdays.
There is a choice between two or four full-days, or between two or four mornings. Children are guided through various activities during the day, including arts & crafts, story time, songs & nursery rhymes, music & movement, sand and water play, snack time, outdoor exercise, and cookery. The children also follow curriculum-based activities equivalent to the the French national standards, and we provide the corresponding progress reports.
Full-day children bring a lunch box. There is a rest period for an hour after lunch (or longer if the child needs it).
The First Steps parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s schooling. Parents are welcome to help with special activities or to participate in cultural events.
Children are not required to be toilet trained in order to be admitted to the school.