Our facility also provides day care in English for children aged between 1 and 3 years. The day care is part of the Blossom preschool of the arts and its programme reflects the educational principles of the Blossom preschool.
At Blossom, we ensure a safe and warm environment, creating the optimal conditions for the children to develop and learn. We treat children with respect, honouring their diverse needs. We develop their creativity, social and emotional competence. Our programme places significant emphasis on speech development, through reading aloud, singing, circle games. We pay attention to language and make sure to avoid condescending baby talk. We also conduct music classes – folk songs and dances, improvisation.
A central place is reserved for art classes – drawing, painting, sculpting – we give children a lot of freedom in an effort to enhance their innate creativity and curiosity of the world. To develop the children’s sense of aesthetics, we provide them with inspiring learning spaces. We avoid garish colours in our interiors, so as not to overstimulate the children. We believe that the sense of beauty is shaped from an early age. At Blossom, we work mainly with natural materials – so as to reduce the children’s exposure to plastic.
Physical activity features prominently in the daily routine – children spend no less than 60 minutes outdoors every day (in our own playground or out on a walk) if only the weather permits. Failing that, we organise active play indoors.