Bumble Bee is an international pre-school for children between 2,5 and 7 years of age which was opened in September 1995. Parents, who have high standards for the creative, intellectual and physical development of their children in a stimulating and educational environment, appreciate our objectives and ideals.
Our primary goal is the highest standard of care and nurturing. The activities in our curriculum are geared toward exploring and eliciting each child's natural talents to the furthest degree possible, whether artistic, academic or physical. It guides children in their first move to understand themselves, to develop their creative self-confidence, to build their personal skills and to more easily reach coming educational and pedagogical levels.
English Language Education
The Bumble Bee Preschool is an international school, and the primary language used is English. However, children are also given opportunities to share their respective cultures with each other.
The teachers themselves are carefully chosen native English and Czech speakers, with backgrounds ranging from pedagogy to psychology and foreign language study. They are chosen for their pedagogical or psychological qualifications and also, most importantly, for their disposition, interest and enthusiasm for working with children. All of them also complete a course of non-directive teaching with children whilst at Bumble Bee.
Our philosophy is centred on the non-directive approach to teaching, which emphasizes the child's responsibility for his/her own actions, and instils respect for his/her peers as well as a consciousness of natural social boundaries. The non-directive approach is based on the theory of C. R. Rogers' Person Centred Approach
. Our teachers cultivate a friendly and accepting atmosphere, and try to understand the child's own point of view, thus enabling them to teach in the most effective way possible.
The school has its own child psychologist
who monitors each child as a whole (physical, emotional, social, intellectual development) and their speech development. We believe pre-school children learn foreign languages naturally, very quickly and their language knowledge lasts for a long time.
MUDr. Barbara Tauąová from the Canadian Medical Care
serves as a school paediatrician and nutritionist.
Small Class Sizes
The school's varied programme is carefully arranged into individual developing classes. The classes are divided into several international groups by age: (prep class, 3-4yrs, 4-5yrs, 5-7yrs.) There are 8 to 10 children in each class.
Adaptation Programme for Toddlers
Designed for children of all nationalities from the age 2,5 to 3 years, the programme aims to prepare them for the transition from life at home to life at school.
Very important point for children at Bumble Bee is the transition from Red to Blue class. To make
the transition easier we are organizing a project when the children from Red and Blue class spend
morning together. The children from the Red class observe the Blue class morning circle and do art
project together. This program helps them to feel safe and supports them in easy entering the Blue
In Blue and Green class we are systematically working on school preparation of children in following
- developing math and logic skills
- training the fine motor skills and writing skills
- time and space orientation
- developing visual memory
- developing audio memory and perceiving
- pre-reading practice
- global reading
Afternoon Creativity Clubs
There are afternoon clubs for children (art, theatre, music, ceramics, sport, dance, science, tennis etc.) and they develop their capability for change depending on their interests and talents. Clubs are open for the oldest group of children (4-7yrs) helping them to be better prepared for their afternoon school activities. For that purpose the school co-operates with professionals especially with professionals of creative professions.
There is also Czech club for Czech Children for the purpose of developing their mother tongue.
Morning Club Programme
Children go to horseback riding in Hippo therapy Club and swimming club is in the morning once a week.
The guidance and partnership approach, which we use with children, helps to develop their sense of friendship, helping and charity. We co-operate with the Archa Chantal Foundation
; the profit is raised through holding an Art and Ceramic Club exhibition where the children sell their products. Our children are also sponsors of animals at the Prague ZOO
from profits made at the summer theatrical play.
Why We Are Unique
Both schools are located in calm and pleasant residential areas of Prague, with easy access to the countryside. It is important to us that the children are provided with healthy surroundings that enable regular physical activity. In addition, our meal programme offers a choice of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals (morning and afternoon snacks, three meal choices for the lunch menu, drink programme). The school programme includes regular sport activities and organises two weeklong trips one week in winter and one week in summer in the countryside. Both schools are uniquely furnished, all the furniture at Bumble Bee Preschools is especially made for us with specific colour and thematic classrooms to co-operate with the schools educational and pedagogical non-directive approach.
The School bus helps children to attend school and to transport children to their morning and afternoon out school of school activities.
Every summer we prepare for children a rich programme
where each week is a different theme. The summer programme is open for all children 3-9yrs, who want to develop their English, forget about school year duties and enjoy the summer sunny days.
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by fax number 233 322 664 or by post.
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