Nursery

TES follows the Early Education Curriculum of the European Schools. Nursery is for 4 to 6 year olds.

In Nursery, the main emphasis is on developing the abilities of a child through 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 four groups:

  • 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 – Friendly Foxes

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

  • Nursery Combined English – Dazzling Dolphins

Pupils from both Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 age are accepted to this group.

  • Nursery Combined French – 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
  • Movement – 1 lesson per week
  • 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 – 08:55Precare
09:00 – 09:45Morning Circle & Classrooms Activities
09:45 – 10:15Breakfast
10:15 – 11:00Classrooms Activities
11:00 – 12:00Outdoor Play
12:00 – 12:30Classroom Activities
12:30 – 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:15Rest Time / Quiet Time (the duration and organization of this period depends on the age and needs of the pupils)
15:15 – 15:45Afternoon Snack
15:45 – 16:00Clean up

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.

Kindly note: please use the phone only in urgent cases. The main way of communication is through email, as the phone would disturb class activities, like morning circle.

Curious Caterpillars – Nursery 1 EnglishClass teacher: Kerstin Mustkerstin.must@est.edu.ee
 Assistant: Matus Lazorikmatus.lazorik@est.edu.ee
 Class Phone:+372 735 0557
Friendly Foxes – Nursery 2 English
Class teacher: Heili Veetammheili.veetamm@est.edu.ee
 Assistant: Kelli Pritskelli.prits@est.edu.ee
 Class phone:+372 735 0736
Dazzling Dolphins – Nursery Combined English
Class teacher: Kirsti Leppkirsti.lepp@est.edu.ee
 Assistant: Ruwini Kodippiliruwini.kodippili@est.edu.ee
 Class phone:+372 735 0727
Les Chics Chouettes – Nursery Combined French
Class teacher: Fanny Polletfanny.pollet@est.edu.ee
 Class Phone:+372 735 0584
AftercareIvika Toldova Costaivika.toldova.costa@est.edu.ee