Nursery

TES follows the Early Education Curriculum of the European Schools. Nursery is for 3 to 6-year-olds.

In Nursery, the main emphasis is on developing the abilities of a child through the use of imagination and instructed learning. The essential educational method is learning by playing. It is very important to retain the joy and enthusiasm for learning and face new learning challenges with courage and creativity.

More information about our Early Education curriculum can be found here. 

Our Nursery consists of five groups:

  • Nursery 0 English “Playful Pandas”

Children are accepted to Nursery 0 the next school day after having reached 3 years of age. Read more about the new Nursery 0 group.

  • Nursery 1 English “Curious Caterpillars”

Pupils are accepted to Nursery 1 if they are four years old or turn four before the end of December.

  • Nursery 2 English “Dazzling Dolphins”

Pupils are accepted to Nursery 2 if they are five years old or turn five before the end of December.

  • Nursery 2 English “Friendly Foxes”

Pupils are accepted to Nursery 2 if they are five years old or turn five before the end of December.

  • Nursery 1/2 French “Les Chics Chouettes”

All the activities are in French, with a French teacher, but the children also have common activities with their friends from the English section classes.

Pupils in the Nursery section have some lessons with subject teachers:

  • Motor Skills – 1 lesson per week (Learn more)
  • Movement – 1 lesson per week (Learn more)
  • Music – 2 lessons per week

Every school day from 9:00 to 16:00.

Nursery Precare (free of charge) every school day from 8:00, in every Nursery classroom. 
Aftercare and Extracurricular activities until 18:00.

08:00 – 09:00Precare
09:00 – 09:30Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00Morning Circle & Classrooms Activities
11:00 – 12:00Outside Play
12:00 – 12:30Classroom Activities
12:30 – 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:15Rest Time / Quiet Time (until 15:00 for Nursery 0 – the duration and organization of this period depends on the age and needs of the pupils)
14:15 – 15:15Guided activities / Free Play
15:15 – 15:45Afternoon Snack
15:45 – 16:00Clean up / Getting ready for home or aftercare 

Please note: the daily schedule might vary slightly due to the lessons with subject teachers and therefore you will receive the exact programme of each day from your class teacher

“All children need to feel part of a community – no matter what part of the world they live in. This is the underlying philosophy behind Free of Bullying and its internationalization.”

Free of Bullying is a pedagogical anti-bullying program meant for preschool and lower Primary pupils. Tallinn European School has been certified by the Estonian Union of Child Welfare since spring 2015. More information about the program can be found here.

We offer aftercare service for the younger pupils. Nursery children have the possibility to stay in the aftercare class from 16:00 to 18:00. During the afternoons, pupils can also participate in extracurricular activities.

Click here for more information about the aftercare.

Click here for more information about the extracurricular activities.

Dear parents, please make sure to fill in this Information Card about your child (one card per child) and make sure he/she always has it with him/her when at TES. 

Download the card and instructions

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