At KKDC, we are continually looking for ways to enhance learning and development for your children and we have pleasure in offering French classes for your children at the nursery.
We will deliver our French classes through song, dance, games, story-telling and drama, all of which are designed to help develop your child's skills and provide you and your child with a fun and rewarding activity to participate in together.
Some of you may be new to this concept and may be wondering if your child is too young for French. Therefore we have outlined some of the key benefits of these new classes:
Benefits of French for nursery children
Learning a foreign language at a very young age can increase a child's critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind. Our approach to teaching French for children is built on this belief.
The benefits of learning any language from a young age are endless. Younger children have fewer inhibitions and an innate ability to absorb and reproduce new sounds, a skill which is at its peak before age 3.
Learning a language is also a bridge to another culture and a doorway to a larger world. A second language provides new ways to look at the world and sets the foundation for new opportunities.
Noizee Productions is run by a qualified, fully vetted dancer and actor called Elisa Evans and during the taster session Elisa offered a variety of creative musical dance sessions. Elisa is also trained in Makaton levels 1 and 2. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. Makaton simplifies communication and encourages sociability in addition to providing flexible and complimentary communication.
Noizee Productions offers classes for all ages and we believe this will be beneficial for the babies and toddlers to enjoy a musical and sensory session. Elisa will also offer children in preschool creative musical dance theatre and Makaton in addition to visual and sensory sessions.
You will now be aware of the free 30 hours a week government funding scheme for 3 and 4 year olds. This new government initiative is not a compulsory scheme for all Early Years settings in the country, however KKDC has chosen to offer the free 30 hours a week funding scheme to all eligible parents.
Full eligibility requirements will be on our website soon and this is just to keep you in the loop that KKDC will be offering the 30 hours scheme.
Day Care Nurseries
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be
– David Bly
Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity
– Kay Redfield
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million
– Walt Streightiff
Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside - children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices