Planting seeds of learning
As experienced and certified teachers, we are skilled at creating a positive learning environment in which all children feel a sense of belonging and whose seeds we will water with love and care to sprout into beautiful, unique flowers.
In our classroom, we passionately nurture artistic expression for students aged 2-6 years old. Learners are given free rein to express their creativity through art lessons and free play. We also have daily morning circles and guided activities to create a strong classroom community and develop students language skills.
The first 5 years of a child's life are foundational for a healthy and happy future.
Blended British EYFS and German curriculum with Montessori, Piaget, Steiner and Fröbel elements.
Combining all of the best aspects from educational philosophers and top international Early Years programs, we have a strong, international curriculum with learning goals and teaching techniques to help each child reach their potential.
Montessori toys encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills while Fröbel encourages free play and Steiner focuses on spirituality and creativity.
Children at Seeds of Phangan International Kindergarten develop social-emotional skills through interactions with peers. We also use positive modeling and communication to encourage pro-social behavior. We practice meditation, yoga and other techniques to help children learn how to identify and regulate their emotions and develop empathy and compassion towards others.
Working with natural materials and directly in nature, we gain respect, knowledge and care for our environment.
We practice mindfulness, social & emotional learning, and conscious care for our environment.
We stay up to date on the latest research in education to grow learners' 21st century skills.
We firmly believe in the researched and true Growth Mindset and are trained to nurture each child to develop a growth mindset. This allows them to believe that their talents and skills can be achieved through hard work.
We also foster the growth of 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. These are crucial skills to have for adapting in the rapidly evolving world.
Following Piaget's theory of autonomy, we focus on the way we communicate with children about points of view and right versus wrong. This allows them to gain moral awareness and the ability to make decisions empathetically and intentionally.
Children learn appropriate behavior quickly through observing other children and the teachers. Firstly we try to be the best possible role models by creating a secure and positive community feeling. We use research backed positive reinforcement such as praising the goal behavior such as helping, sharing and becoming more independent.
The children will learn the rules of our kindergarten by learning how to say sorry, sharing, tidying up together, saying stop when they don't like something, listening when another person is speaking, and showing respectful and kind behavior.
We may use positive reinforcement charts, which only focuses on the target behavior. Students will be able to earn rewards such as stickers for their positive behavior. Over time this is shown to improve pro-social behavior and increase confidence and self-esteem.