We love our job and we like to talk about it. We like early childhood education, the teaching ability, the health and well-being of the youngest. In this area we explain some of the most common doubts that parents consider. Anyway, in our contact area of course we will be delighted to help you with any inquiry you might have.
These centres are not the same, because each one complies with different regulations.
The authorized Nursery School is an Early Years Education Centre for children aged 0 to 3 years, under private ownership, while the Haurreskolais a public entity. In both cases, an Educational Programme is required, in accordance with the curriculum established by the Basque Government’s Department of Education, and furthermore they must meet some minimum requirements in terms of the educational staff, the number of students per classroom and the facilities. This is all subject to the control of this department’s inspection service.
On the other hand, the Crèche and the Playroom are not considered Early Years Education Centres, because they do not have an educational programme to impart educational content, and as such they are not authorized by the department of education. Instead, they are centres dedicated to childcare, attention and leisure.
When children join the school it is a significant change for them, because they are joining a new environment with people, places and materials that are all new to them. For this reason, for the first two days we have a special schedule for new children, with just a few hours in the morning. As of the third day, all the school’s services will be available to them.
Spaces for the following school year can be reserved as of February. However, you can contact the school at any time to request an appointment, whether it be for a new admission throughout the year if there are places available, or whether it’s to reserve a space for the coming academic year.
The groups are organized according to the children’s ages. We have two classes for babies (4 months to 1 year), 1 class for 1-year-olds, 2 classes for children aged 1-2 years, and one for children between 2 and 3 years.
There is a planner in which feeding, naps, diapers and other details from the school day are noted each day. Furthermore, there will be direct contact with the tutors at home time, and you can also request an appointment for a meeting.
No, no special vaccines are required apart from those that are already established by the official vaccination schedule for children.
Children may not attend the centre if they have any symptom of any contagious illness, such as diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, oral thrush, headlice (nits), fever or any other infectious disease.
If your child needs to take any medicine during school hours, it must be authorized by the parents, indicating the dose and the time at which it should be given, and must include a copy of the medical report.
If a child feels unwell at school, we will contact the parents, so that they can pick the child up as soon as possible, and therefore allow them to get the necessary rest and prevent the infection of classmates.