Raintree International School – Nursery Classes

Age Range2019/202020/212021/22
Nursery 11 Sep 17 – 31 Aug 181 Sep 18 – 31 Aug 191 Sep 19 – 31 Aug 20
Nursery 21 Sep 16 – 31 Aug 171 Sep 17 – 31 Aug 181 Sep 18 – 31 Aug 19
Kindergarten 11 Sep 15 – 31 Aug 161 Sep 16 – 31 Aug 171 Sep 17 – 31 Aug 17
Kindergarten 21 Sep 14 – 31 Aug 151 Sep 15 – 31 Aug 161 Sep 16 – 31 Aug 16

Find more information about Kindergarten classes (Age 3 to 5) here.

Raintree is committed to giving young learners the best start in life through the highest quality nursery classes. Our dedicated team works closely with children to build confidence, independence and a lifelong love of learning.  Children’s brains develop most rapidly during the first five years of their life which is why nursery and kindergarten education is so critical to children’s long term development and success.  In line with international best practice, our nursery classes are limited to a small class size of 12-15 children. Each class is led by a qualified and experienced class teacher and 2-3 assistants. This low ratio of adults/ children enables our team to build strong teacher/ child relationships and ensure that our nursery children feel valued and supported. Working closely with our nursery class teachers, our specialist teachers including Music, Language and Physical Education, provide their expert knowledge to ensure our children have access to authentic and specialist learning opportunities.

Typical Day of Our Nursery Class

Our Nursery class starts at 9:00 and finishes at 12:30 (Nursery 1) and 12:45 (Nursery 2). Children are dropped-off and collected from their classroom, providing parents with daily communication with the teaching team.

A day in the life of Ava – our Nursery 1 (Miss Daniella’s class). Ava is French and living just behind Raintree in Sathorn, Ava enjoys neighbourhood morning walks to school with mummy.


8:30
Arrival and garden play.  This is a chance for the children to play with their friends and teachers in the garden and gently settle into the school day.  At 9:00, we hear a bell and do a morning dance together before going to the classroom.
9:00–9:30
Welcome time. The children and teaching team come together on the carpet to greet each other, share stories, and sing songs. Today we talk about fire practice and firemen who will visit Raintree later in the week.
9:30–10:00
Outdoor play. Our teachers set up a variety of activities for children to explore such as sand play, water play and messy play.  The activities are changed weekly following the children’s interests.
10:00–10:15
Snacks consisting of healthy fruits and milk. On Friday we have a special treat such as mini banana cake.
10:15-11:15
Integrated studies where the children have access to a wide variety of activities and they are encouraged to move around to explore/experiment different provocations. Children work independently or collaboratively in small groups.  On some days this time will include specialist classes such as Music, P.E, Language or Library time
11:15-11:45
Lunch. Children sit together with their teachers and eat a healthy lunch. This is a great opportunity to encourage independent eating and good meal time behaviour.
11:45-12:15
Integrated studies. This is time for the children to learn through play with carefully curated activities and accessible recourses that holistically support development of the EYFS’s 7 areas of learning.
12:15-12:30
Circle time saying good bye and preparing for home time. Just before the end of each day the children come together on the carpet for a final circle time. We talk about things that have happened that day, what sort of fun things we might be doing tomorrow and share any exciting news or stories. We then sing our good bye song and collect our bags ready to greet our parents or caregivers. Children are collected from the class teacher by the classroom, allowing the parents/ caregivers to discuss what the day has involved on a daily basis.

Our Nursery Curriculum

Offering one of Bangkok’s best nursery classes, the Raintree team works hard to ensure your child’s educational start is a happy, secure and engaging journey.  Within an inspiring and carefully curated learning environment, we encourage young learners to gain independence, confidence and to learn to interact collaboratively with their peers and adults.

At Raintree, we believe that every child is unique, capable and eager to learn. Children are naturally curious and our teachers are trained to observe and extend each child’s learning and their creativity. Play is essential to young children’s development.  It helps children learn to make decisions, manage stress and negotiate as well as follow a goal, while ignoring distractions. These concepts foster critical skills such as creativity and collaboration which are important for children in today’s rapidly changing world. Through purposeful play and open ended  materials, our teachers set up a wide range of exploration activities and resources for children to investigate and learn.

Integral to our learning approach is outdoor play. Despite being located in central Bangkok and conveniently close to the commercial and residential areas of Sathorn and Silom, Raintree boast an excellent natural large green space.  Outdoor play promotes physical development, allowing children the space to work on their fine and gross motor skills in an environment that challenges and inspires them. This closeness with nature further offers our children a multitude of high quality sensory experiences and the opportunity to learn about the natural environment and explore the world around them.

At Nursery level, our main curriculum focus is on building a strong foundation for life according to British curriculum prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

    • Making relationships

    • Self-confidence and self-awareness

    • Managing feelings and behaviour

  • Physical Development

    • Moving and handing

    • Health and self-care

  • Communication and Language

    • Listening and attention

    • Understanding

    • Speaking

The prime areas of learning are fundamental, and work together to support development in all other areas.

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Our progressive educational framework combined with inspiring an environment has helped us earn a reputation for being one of Bangkok’s and Sathorn’s areas best nurseries. We invite you to come and see our nursery class in action by booking a tour today.

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