Simpkins Nursery School
Simpkins Nursery School revolves around action-based learning using innovative teaching methods. Our school produces confident, creative and eager learners. Our curriculum is based on active and experiential learning. An optimum teacher-student ratio ensures effective implementation of this activity-based curriculum.
WHY IS SIMPKINS NURSERY SCHOOL HEAD & SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST ?
“To learn anything fast and effectively, you have to see it, hear it and feel it.” Tony Stockwell
- We have the best-in-class curriculum developed by our curriculum development team.
- We follow a combination of the Experiential, Montessori as well Play-way method. This combination is found to be most conducive for learning.
- The Thematic System provides learning by doing step by step. It stimulates and satisfies child’s curiosity and enlarges child’s mental horizon.
- Fee structure is very affordable.
- Admissions are taken throughout the year.
- There is flexibility in choosing your term and batch.
- Healthy Teacher to Student ratio ensures each child is given individual attention.
- Regular feedback sessions done with parents to keep them updated on the child’s progress.
- There is emphasis on development of the child’s fine as well as large motor skills, leading to better physical development of the child.
- At Simpkins Nursery School the child gets into the discipline of attending a school. This makes the transition into our formal school system much easier both for the child as well as the parent.
- The child gets to learn the basics of education such as basic mathematics / language. Hence, it is much easier for a child who has attended Simpkins Nursery School to get admission to Simpkins School.
- Our teachers are all trained in early child care and are passionate about both teaching as well as children. They are the key differentiating factor which makes Simpkins Nursery School special.
“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” Rabindranath Tagore
1. What are the Special Features of your School?
Simpkins Nursery School is a very special place for children where they come happily and learn a lot. It has maintained its standard of excellence. Every part of it is a valuable arena of learning and a sense of balance permeates in every aspect of life. It has a very colourful & child friendly environment.
2. What age Group Children do you take in the School?
The child is welcome to join Simpkins Nursery School as per the following age group:
- Play Group 2 +
- Nursery 3+
- KG 4+
3. What is your Admission System?
The School academic year is from April to March. The admission may be granted during other months also depending upon the availability of seats.
A Birth Certificate as a proof of age from the Civic Body is required at the time of Registration. Two passport sized photographs are to be submitted at the time of Registration.
4. Is School Uniform compulsory?
The specially designed colourful uniform is recommended. This tradition contributes a strong sense of community at the School with an added benefit of having a neat & well groomed child.
5. What is the ratio between the child & the teacher?
The efforts are made to keep it low to give them good care. The child and adult ratio normally is 10:1 at Simpkins Nursery School.
6. Do you converse in English with the Kids?
In the beginning the child is made comfortable in the school by making use of both the languages to express himself. Gradually the child is conditioned to English commands, which is the requirement of the time.
7. What are Simpkins Nursery School Timings?
The School timings during summer for Children are 7:30am to 12:00 noon ( Monday to Saturday). Parents can meet the Class Teacher on Saturdays after taking a prior appointment. Winter timings vary as per the weather conditions.
8. Do you provide School Transport?
School transport is available. The charges vary as per the distance.
9. What method do you follow to teach the Children?
The Simpkins Nursery School follows activity based method as per the child’s age and environment. Our entire focus is on the child and all the activities go around him. These activities are not only to clarify the concepts but also to meet the various needs of the child such as refinement of senses, motor development & the development of Art & Dance at the same time. Multimedia systems are being used to enable the child to feel comfortable with computers.
10. Do you organize Activity Camps?
Camps with many activities and games are organized regularly.
My dishes went unwashed today
I didn’t make the bed
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led
Oh yes, we went adventuring
My little son and I
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky
We waded in a crystal stream
We wandered through a wood
My kitchen wasn’t swept today
But life was gay and good
We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows
We watched a robin feed her young
We climbed a sunlit hill
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky
We plucked a daffodil
That my house was neglected
That I didn’t brush the stairs
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care
But that I’ve helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know
-Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
- Art projects are particularly good for giving young children a chance to create and be independent at the same time.
- Encourage your child to take up a hobby or sport that they will enjoy them to let loose and have fun not something too competitive.
- Freely express your love for your children. They will grow up to be loving individuals.
- Children are not born knowing what is acceptable and unacceptable. They watch how you behave and how you treat them and others.
- Parents fears for their children safety, if extreme, can have an adverse effect on their children confidence and self-esteem.
- As a parent, you are responsible for correcting and guiding your child. But how you express your corrective guidance makes all the difference in how your child receives it.
- Motivate your children with positive reinforcement, help them set realistic goals and have attainable expectations for your child.
- Never tell a child that he is bad. That tears at his self-esteem. Help your child recognize that it isn’t that you do not like him, but it is his behavior that you are unwilling to tolerate.
- Make simple rules for your child. Start with a few “things we do and don’t do.” Discuss them with your child.
- If you feel that your child’s behavior is beginning to get out of control, “nip it in the bud” by distracting your child’s attention onto a positive activity or game.
- Words hurt, too. Try to avoid yelling at your children in anger. Do not put down your children. If they break a rule, tell them what they did wrong and why that makes you angry. Be angry at what they did, NOT at who they are.
- Establish a reliable routine. A clear and consistent routine helps a child feel safe and secure. Clear-cut rules help a child learn what is right and wrong. Be consistent!
- If you say “no” to your child, make sure you both understand what that means and keep to the rule. Then act quickly (seconds), firmly and safely when it is challenged. Carry out any threatened punishment. Do not yell. Your child wants to know that your “no” means no.
- Check your child’s records to ensure that immunizations are up-to-date and keep a copy of those records.
- Never leave a child unattended in a car.
- Tack down loose carpet to avoid unnecessary falls.
- Porches, balconies and stairs should have guardrails; install safety gates at the top and bottom of stairways.
- Keep electrical appliances away from water and out of reach of children.
- Create barriers. Lock doors to dangerous areas,
- Watch furniture placement. Keep furniture away from windows. Secure big pieces of furniture – especially bookcases and entertainment centres – to the wall.
- Store dangerous household products out of reach of children.
- Store all products in their original containers with the labels intact.
- Schedule physical exams every year.
- Check hearing every year age 3-12, then at age 15 and 18.
- Checking vision every year age 3-12, then at age 15 and 18.
- Set realistic expectations for development
- Make activity part of your lifestyle. Have your child learn a new sport or take the dog for a daily 30-minute walk.
- Limit or change snacks. Make sure you have only healthy choices in the house.