Trilingual Play Centre / Creche / PreSchool

Trilingual Play Centre
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Madeira International School Trilingual Play Centre, children from 3 to 5 years.


Our philosophy is based on supporting the complete development of the child as they progress, to inspire children in a caring environment where they learn through hands-on experiences. Children develop concentration, self-discipline, and a love of learning so that they can achieve their full potential. We value each child as an individual and empower them to become confident, independent learners. Learning language through: "Total immersion" system. Children are very receptive to learning languages at a very early age and it is beneficial for their overall development. Each day children enjoy activities in English, Mandarin and Portuguese, they are welcome to enjoy free play at any time if they do not wish to participate in all activities. Children develop at an amazing speed and we need to make the most of this important age. Waiting to expose and teach children languages, reading, writing, ballet, soccer, maths and more at age 6+ means they have lost valuable time where they are naturally keen to learn and able to absorb so much information through play and having fun. "Empower our children and make the most of their time".

Early Years Foundation Stage (UK)

Santa Claus also comes to the school during Christmas time

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Birth to 5 years)

 Why do I need to know about the EYFS?

The EYFS will be the stage your child is in when they attend a setting or a child minder’s home between birth and the age of five. It is also the stage that they are in until the end of the Reception year at school.

 Children do best when parents and professionals work together.

It is important to remember that you know more about your own child than anyone else.

Practitioners should be asking you about your child and sharing information with you about your child’s progress.

 Understanding what your child is doing when they are with others will help you to notice how well they are developing and learning.

 The part you play in their learning and the choices you make will make a difference to their future.

What is the EYFS?

The EYFS is a stage of children’s development from birth to the end of their first (Reception) year in school.

 The EYFS Framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning.

 It describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest years of life.

 It is based on four important principles. 

What are the EYFS principles? 

Theme: A Unique child 

Principle: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable confident and self-assured. 

Theme: Positive Relationships 

Principle: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and teachers. 

Theme: Enabling Environments 

Principle: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. 

Theme: Learning and development 

Principle: Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and interconnected. 

Each Principle applies to all children from birth. Each Principle is supported by four commitments that describe how the Principle can be put into practice. The principles underpin all that practitioners are required to do. 

Why are the years from birth to five so special? 

The years from birth to five see the greatest growth and learning for all children. 

  • good health
  • to be happy
  • to feel safe
  • to be successful.

 Earl learning is the key to your child’s future and families make the greatest difference at this stage. 

What can parents and teachers do? 

Parents and Pre-school teachers are their children’s first teachers. When they are with you learning can happen at any time and anywhere, for example though: 

  • being generous with praise
  • reading things together
  • playing games, singing nursery rhymes
  • talking about what you can see
  • counting the stairs as you go up and down