When is my child ready?

We accept children into our preschool programme from their 2nd birthday, and from 4 years old for our Wednesday Programme.

First Steps does not require that your child be potty-trained before acceptance to our school. For students in the preschool programme, we have a daily nap time (or quiet time for the older children) where our little learners can rest and restore their energy for the second half of the day. The Wednesday programme however, has no nap time scheduled.

We are used to welcoming bilingual, trilingual and even non-English speaking children, and helping them develop their communication skills in English. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for when children are ready for pre-school, but we are always happy to advise you on how to help your little one adapt to a school setting. For example, we suggest especially for our students coming to us without prior experience of being in a group setting that we do an introduction and adaptation period for the child to ensure their comfort.

Above all, our warm and encouraging atmosphere offers a positive first school experience for our students – and their families! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

Full-time and part-time enrolments are possible.

Please contact us for further information.