Everyday life at INTO Preschool
INTO SCHOOL starts with music: the concept of INTO SCHOOL was born from our belief that everybody can create music, and from our desire to demonstrate how it can be done. Music is a source of joy, the impetus to sing, dance, move. For us, it is also an important tool, the beating heart of our pedagogical approach. Our Music Groups are woven into everyday life at INTO PRESCHOOL, introducing children to all aspects of music: enjoying, understanding, and creating it, familiarisation with the different forms that music can take and the diversity of tools and approaches to making it.
In addition to music, STEAMS education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, Sports) is an essential component of our pedagogical approach, where science, art, technology and exercise all combine and complement one another.
All children are encouraged to express themselves in their own primary language. Teaching is conducted in English and Finnish by native-speaking teachers and caregivers. In addition to this, children receive weekly ”language baths” in French and Spanish, led by native language teachers Emilien and Maria.
A personalized early childhood education plan is devised for every child, agreed through close consultation with parents. The plan is the basis for each child’s individual learning path.
We strive to make the food we offer varied, tasty, healthy and environmentally responsible. Our menu is pescatarian focused and each dish is made using the best fresh, nutritious and predominantly locally sourced ingredients.
In creating our learning environment, we invest in safe, sustainable materials that support children’s learning and well-being. Families are welcome to visit our site before starting care. Through this process of familiarization, we seek to ensure that when they join INTO PRESCHOOL, each child feels that they are in safe, familiar surroundings and amongst people who care.
An example of a typical day at INTO Preschool
7.30 INTO Preschool opens
8.00 - 9.00 Breakfast (Play)
9.00 - 11.00 STEAMS projects and outdoor games
11.00 - 11.15 Music and movement
11.15 - 11.45 Lunch
11.45 - 14.00 Story session and nap time
14.00 - 14.30 Play and exercise
14.30 - 15.00 Snack
15.00 - 16.30 Play and STEAMS projects
16.30 Bye bye, see you tomorrow
17.00 INTO Preschool closes