You are (not so) new parents now and the time is now to pave the first steps towards the rest of your little one’s life, the start to a long few years of education and to let him or her grow a little bit on their own and with the help of others while you take a quiet back seat. While nursery or pre-school or early education might not seem like the be all and end all to things right now, it is an important step that you need to think through and invest wisely in.
One of the things you would want to look for when searching for or locate for a international kindergarten is the calibre of teachers. For example, if you are a resident in a country where English is the second or link language, it is important that the teachers and administration not only speak English but also are comfortable working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic background.
Leaving aside the technical and more administrative side of the leaders who run the littleschool, it’s important for the best playgroup Hong Kong to also have caring educators. Little children need attention and patience and you, as parents know how much of what they need the most! Your child’s teacher should be capable of handling; patiently your little one’s misbehaving and even praises their good deeds as well.
Next is of course the environment your child grows up in. These include the health andsafety measures in the environment and a nurturing environment to grow up in. This means that you need to check if there are fresh air systems, fire regulations and these are maintained by regular inspections and regulation standards.
Looking around for recommendations is probably another good way to look out for. Maybe thebest place to ask would be your colleagues, friends, family and even other expats you might be living with. There might be open days that the kindergarten would or education fairs that you can take your little one too and also be a part of. This would be a great opportunity not only for you to meet the teachers, school administration and other parents and also explore facilities of the school has to offer for your child. It will also be good for your little one to meet other potential classmates, friends, besties and children they are to stay away from!
So good luck with your search for the perfect preschool for your little one!