Q. What are the school timings?
Play Ggroup/ Pre-Nursery - 9:30am - 12:30pm/ 9:45am - 12:45pm
Nursery/ K.G - 9:30am - 12:30pm/ 9:45am - 1:00pm
Q. What is the adult child ratio?
To work closely with children and to understand the needs of each child the school adult child ratio is kept as 1:10.
The teacher is not an instructor; she is a helper and a guide. Her job is to suggest and not to impose. She does not actually train the pupil's mind, she only shows him how to perfect the instruments of knowledge and helps and encourages him in the process.
Les Caterpillars Preschool is based on the "YETI" approach which is we evolve together but individually
- Playgroup (18 months onwards)
- Pre Nursery
Health and Safety
We believe a child excels in a loving and caring environment. At Les Caterpillars, it is our utmost priority to provide an encouraging, nurturing, safe and conducive learning environment. Such an environment is most ideal for your child to enjoy, learn and grow!
Parents ID card
ID cards are issued to all parents. You are expected to carry this card when you come to collect the child. Besides parents, drivers, maids or relatives are also allowed to collect the child on producing the ID Cards, provided the school has been informed beforehand.
Regular hand washing
We firmly believe that the child should be made habitual to hygiene practices. They follow simple routines like regular hand washing after they come back from the washrooms, before they eat and after doing any activity where the child was touching something like sand or paints to ensure high standards of hygiene.
Illness and Medication Policies
Parents may not bring children to school when any of the following symptoms are present:
- A fever of 100 degrees or higher (un medicated)
- Appearing ill / unwell despite having no fever.
- Rashes unless approved by their physician and accompanied by a note saying it is not contagious.
- Persistent cough.
- Diarrhea or vomiting.
- Disease or infestation.
- Colored mucus.
- Head lice.
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye).
Please contact the school and report to the school head in case of any communicable diseases (including head lice) that your child has contracted, so the school can take extra precautions to insure they are not spread. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.
Please do not request that a child remain indoors. If your child is too ill to go outside with us, he or she is too ill to be at Preschool.
Educators and facilitators will monitor each child's condition daily. If a child develops any of the above symptoms, illness or infestation while at the school, the staff will isolate the child from the other children and will notify the parents immediately. The parent or guardian must pick up the child from the school within 30 minutes.
School opens at 9:00am and closes promptly at 12:30pm. All children should be in school by 9:30am latest.
It is extremely important that you arrive on time to pick up your child. Late pick-ups can cause anxiety for the children involved. It also often creates problems for the educators on duty. A window of 15 minutes after the allocated pick-up time is allowed irrespective of whether or not the center has been intimidated for a late pick-up. Hence, the latest pick up time is 12:45pm. After this time, staff members get busy in their respective work / meetings and would be unable to take care of the child.
It is important for your child to attend regularly to get the maximum benefit from the program. In case of absence, a telephone call from the parent is appreciated, informing the school of the reason for the same.
Children often get dirty through the use of paint and other hands-on material, toilet mishap or playing outside. Please take this into consideration when planning your child's preschool wardrobe. Please send in a change of clothes in your child's bag everyday in case they need to change during the day. These should include diapers (if your child wears them); pull-ups (if you have begun toilet training) or underwear; shirts, bottoms and socks. Parents need to provide the school with diapers and wipes in the bag.
Parents are required to label all the belongings, like zip lock bag containing change of clothes, bags, bottles, snack box etc. clearly. Any loss of belongings that is not labeled is not the responsibility of the centre.
Bringing Items from Home:
We discourage children from bringing toys from home. We have many toys here and children will be asked to share their toy with others. Some classes have a scheduled 'show and tell' experience where children can bring items from home. Please make sure that everything brought in is LABELED and that no belonging is extremely valuable. The staff cannot be responsible for any lost items. Also, please make certain that no toy weapons are brought into school.
We do appreciate when parents send in a book or item that is relevant to a topic that the children are focusing on. Just let the educator know that you are sending an item in. Please Label Everything!!!
Jewelry is not allowed in the School. The school is not responsible for the loss of any valuable items sent along with the child.
Do not send toffees / sweets / chocolates / chips / tetra pack juice with the child to school. These are NOT allowed.
We understand that most two year olds are not toilet trained and this is not a requirement at "les caterpillars preschool".
The Centre does not assume the responsibility for potty training your ward, but is willing to work and support you in this endeavor. When your child is ready, we work closely with the parent and child, to toilet train the child in a consistent, calming and encouraging manner. We celebrate success and keep a positive upbeat attitude when the child has an 'accident'
The parent and school should follow a consistent and similar schedule or the child's training will be erratic. Your child's educators will keep you posted on progress and please keep us abreast of all news, for example, when your child comes with only underwear on!
For a child to be considered potty trained and to be allowed to come to preschool in underwear, the following minimum requirements must be met:
- The child must be using underwear at home on a daily basis for a minimum of two weeks with limited accidents.
- The child must be able to initiate going into the bathroom on their own as needed.
While some behaviors are typical for a specific 'age and stage', we recognize that children learn appropriate social behaviors at different rates. With that in mind, we observe and make individual behavior plans when necessary. We believe in 'positive discipline', which focuses on good behavior, rather than bad. We may need to redirect a child and speak with them about appropriate behavior.
When necessary, we speak to a child with a firm but caring voice. At times, it may be necessary to remove the child from the rest of the group. If a behavior persists, we will contact the child's parents and ask them to come in for a conference. In the event that one child consistently harasses another, either verbally or physically, we will contact the parents of both children.