Built upon a foundation of the joy of learning at H & S International Oy’s playschools. Fountain Square Playschool is located in Eestinlaakso, children (ages 1,5 to 6 years) are taught the fun of learning in an English language play based environment.
Our cozy playschool is in the quiet residential area of Nöykkiö and has its own attached playground, grassy park across, lush forest next door to explore nearby, and bus stops right outside.
With an international staff, your children will learn English in a fun environment of games and activities, following the curriculum set by the City of Espoo. We follow the Project Based Learning method of teaching and also incorporate Jolly Phonics to teach the children to read quickly and easily.
Because of the smaller numbers in our groups, Fountain Square children learn to be social, respectful and accepting of different cultures. Teachers are able to pay more attention to each child and work with the families’ needs for the best of the child. They are taught to appreciate their world, other cultures and be polite, friendly individuals.
Our small class sizes ensure that no child is left alone and unnoticed. Every child is encouraged to express his/her creativeness and their voices are always heard. Each family is greeted by name, friendly chatter with staff/teachers and always, everyone is encouraged to feel free to come in to chat!
In accordance with the guidelines set by the City of Espoo, kids are encouraged to give ideas on their favorite themes. With Project Based Learning (PBL), their choices are converted to learning in all aspects, from Mathematical to Historical-societal Orientations. As an extra bonus, Jolly Phonics is incorporated as a fun and easy way to learn reading. Our kids are also prepped for preschool entry into English language or Bilingual schools with our preschool classes.
Children also enjoy the fun of field trips to museums, theatres, concerts, library and picnics. Time is planned each day for outdoor parks, songs and gym classes. Toy Day Fridays is a big “show & tell” highlight for kids to bring in their favorite toys/books, a big part in learning the joy of sharing!
Delicious, freshly cooked meals are catered daily by our very own catering company! A full menu of 3 meals a day, with all special needs and requests catered for! An international environment, with fully qualified teachers/caregivers from all over the world. Caring, warm, friendly is our motto. To provide a happy, safe place for the children to learn and grow.
To enjoy and understand different cultures and people. Trained around in the world, teachers are well versed in many languages! Class numbers are small and intimate, ensuring personalized attention for all children, whatever their individual personalities and needs.
Communication is our aim with children and parents, like one big happy family! Just call us to arrange a visit to either of our schools. We are always happy for a quick chat to show you our facilities, introduce the staff and discuss your needs!