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. Please find more information about Early Education Curriculum.
Our Nursery consists of five groups:
“Curious Caterpillars” (N0 EN)
Children are accepted to Nursery 0 the next school day after having reached 3 years of age.
“Dazzling Dolphins” (N1 EN A)
Pupils are accepted if they are four or turn four before the end of December.
“Playful Pandas” (N2 EN A)
Pupils are accepted to Nursery 2 if they are five or turn five before the end of December.
“Friendly Foxes” (N1/2 EN B)
This is a mixed-aged group consisting of pupils from Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 age range.
“Les Chics Chouettes” (N0/1/2 FR)
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.
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 – 09:00||Precare|
|09:00 – 09:30||Breakfast|
|09:30 – 11:00||Morning Circle & Classrooms Activities|
|11:00 – 12:00||Outside Play|
|12:00 – 12:30||Classroom Activities|
|12:30 – 13:00||Lunch Break|
|13:00 – 14:15||Rest 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 – 15:15||Guided activities / Free Play|
|15:15 – 15:45||Afternoon Snack|
|15:45 – 16:00||Clean 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.
- Curious Caterpillars – N0 EN A
- Dazzling Dolphins – N1 EN A
- Playful Pandas – N1 EN C
- Nursery Teacher: Liisi Matt – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant: Triin Heinla – email@example.com
- Friendly Foxes – N 1/2 EN B
- Les Chics Chouettes – N 0/1/2 FR
Nursery Coordinator: Kulamini Dilanka Mendis – firstname.lastname@example.org