ABOUT JACOB'S KINDERGARTEN

JACOB'S KINDERGARTEN


We offer high-quality care in a safe and stimulating environment where our professional and understanding staff always keep the needs of the child at the centre of their work. At Kindis we combine the best practices of a kindergarten with the added benefits of developing multilingual children. Children learn languages best by experiencing it naturally, by being immersed in it. No previous knowledge of English is necessary. By tying language to our broad range of daily activities and by using it as our working language we can ensure that the children absorb it effortlessly and that their vocabulary is constantly expanding. The kindergarten was founded in 1996, by parents who wanted to give their children the opportunity to learn English from an early age.

REASONS TO CHOOSE LANGUAGE IMMERSION!


When you are fully engaging in a second language the benefits start in childhood and last a lifetime. Here are a few of the amazing things that happen as a result of bilingual education. The window of opportunity.  This is the magic time when the brain learns language easier than any other time in life.  Plus it sets your brain up to learn more languages in the future. Learning Development.  Being multilingual has been proven to improve reading and writing development.  Kids have extended attention spans and improved conflict resolution. Smarter kids.  Multilingual kids can expect increased analytical, social and academic skills like maths, science and creativity.  Imagine your child reading, writing and speaking in multiple languages. Adaptable kids.  Life is full of different environments and new experiences.  Multilingual kids are more flexible, adaptable and more emotionally stable as well as being well prepared for the future.

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STAFF

31

CHILDREN

22

YEARS OF ENGLISH IMMERSION

approx. 450

HAPPY CHILDREN

THE DAILY SCHEDULE


07.00

Kindergarten opens

07.00-07.30

Free play

07.30-08.00

Breakfast

08.15-09.30

Outdoors playtime

09.45-10.00

Morning assembly

10.00-11.15

Structured learning / Free play

11.15-11.30

Assembly

11.30-12.00

Lunch

12.00-14.00

Nap time for younger children

12.00-13.00

Quiet activities for older children

13.00-14.00

Free play

14.30-14.45

Snack

15.00-16.30

Outdoors playtime

16.30

Kindergarten closes

YEARLY EVENTS


  • KINDIS OPENS

  • PARENTS EVENING

  • AUTUMN MARKET

  • FATHERS DAY

  • THANKSGIVING

  • INDEPENDANCE DAY

  • LUCIA

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY

  • EASTER

  • QUARTERLY CHATS

  • END OF YEAR PARTY

  • SPRING MARKET

  • SPRING FUNDRAISING

  • END OF YEAR TRIP

  • KINDIS CLOSED

FEES


Our fees are in line with the council day care fees. The fee consists of one part that is paid by the families themselves and one part that is paid by Kela, the private day care allowance (172,25/month from 1.8.2018). The private day care allowance is paid directly to us and we deduct it from your monthly fee.

You can find more information about the Private day care allowance hereYou can find the Private day care allowance form here

Day care fees from 1.8.2018, lunch included:

  • Whole day care 473,25/month (301 € with the private day care allowance)
  • Part time care 382,25/month (210 € with the private day care allowance)

Additional fees:

  • Breakfast 35 €/term
  • Snack 35 €/term
  • Membership fee 20 €/term

Full-time day care is Mo-Fri 7.00-16.30Part-time day care is 27 h/week. We offer two different options:1. Mon-Fri 8.00-13.25 OR2. Tue-Thu 7.30-16.30

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ENGLISH CLUB


When a child leaves Kindergarten he or she is welcome to join our English Club.The club is held once a week, on Tuesday evenings 18.00-19.30, and it gives the children the opportunity to maintain and improve their English skills as well as meet their Kindergarten friends.English Club is aimed at children aged 5-8 and the activities are planned to be fun and interesting.

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CONTACT


JACOB'S KINDERGARTEN

Sjömansvägen 1968620 Jakobstad, FINLANDOffice: 045-879 9372Yellow House: 040-5253377Red House: 045-8058568E-mail: info@jacobskindergarten.com


Jacob's Kindergarten was founded in 1996 and is privately run by a non-profit parents-run association. The board, which gets elected in March at the annual meeting consists of parents who have or have had their children at Jacob's Kindergarten.

We apply early language immersion techniques, where the staff uses mainly English, and the child's mother tounge is understood. We use expressions, gestures and visual aids in addition to speaking. Children do not need to know English in order to start at Jacob's Kindergaten. The children learn English through activities like games, stories, songs and poems.

Our goal is to offer attractive and high-quality day care. At Jacob's Kindergarten everyone is treated with respect, love and care. The children are always in the centre and we strive to make sure that the basic needs of each child are fulfilled. We guide and support the children according to their own special needs, in order to optimise the development of each and every individual.