The health and safety of our children is of paramount importance to us and all reasonable steps are taken to promote good health and ensure that our pre- school is a safe place for children, parents, staff and volunteers.
Regular risk assessments and a constant flow of communication between colleagues ensures that all members of staff are made aware of any health and safety issues or areas that need attention, subsequent discussions and action plans ensure that the necessary precautions or steps are taken to minimise the hazards and risks.
Additionally, all necessary steps are taken to ensure that the premises, facilities, and equipment are kept in good repair, maintained regularly and used safely.
All teaching staff receive regular paediatric first aid training
The kindergarten is equipped with fire alarms and performs regular fire drills
The front garden is protected by safety gates
Internal CCTV cameras are located in every classroom
The emotional well-being and development of young children is dependent on them feeling safe and comfortable in their physical environment and forming secure relationships with their caregivers, and we keep these factors at the forefront of our care routine and settling-in process.
Working in partnership with parents
At Vienna English Preschool we are committed to working in close collaboration with parents to provide individualised care and support children’s development and learning so they reach their fullest potential. This is especially important during the crucial settling-in period and when tending to children’s physical care needs e.g. sleeping, toilet-training etc. We welcome the opportunity to exchange information with parents at the beginning or end of each day.
We keep you informed of your child’s daily activities via the group noticeboards and always welcome your ideas and suggestions for interesting activities and ways to improve your child’s experience in the kindergarten.
Our teachers continually observe children’s learning, abilities and skills throughout the year. This information is then analysed and relayed to parents on our annual Report Day (usually held in April). The purpose of the Progress Report is to communicate your child's performance in relation to the expectations of their age group. Conferences with your child’s group teacher, along with samples of your child's work, can add to your understanding of their performance in pre-school and give you insights into the progress they are making, or identify the need for extra support or intervention. Parents can contribute to the assessment process by sharing their observations about learning that occurs at home.
Parents Evening Held in September every year, our Parents Evening serves as an excellent opportunity for parents to get to know the teachers involved in their child’s learning journey and find out more about our policies, practices and the academic programme.
We offer a dazzling variety of extra -curricular activities, allowing our pupils an all-round experience and the opportunity to expand their learning beyond the classroom, where they can explore new interests and pursue their hobbies.
Our current programme includes; Music Club, Drama Club, Young Artists Club, Sports Club, Football Club and German Class.
The various clubs are held in an educational and exciting environment and generate positive outcomes for children including improved academic performance, classroom behaviour and health.
Club teachers are chosen carefully based on their knowledge of the subject and their experience.
Blocks usually entail ten sessions ranging from 30-45 mins. Information and sign-up sheets are emailed to parents before a new block starts.