The Blue House Nursery underwent a huge renovation this summer, resulting in completely re-imagined environments for little ones. Read on for all the details!
Little ones starting at (or returning to) Blue House Nursery & International Preschool this month are lucky indeed, as they’ve discovered completely re-imagined Nursery environments to further bolster the school’s mission for students to explore, create, and most importantly, belong.
Blue House’s Nursery building has undergone a complete facelift to both its indoor and outdoor environments. Upon entering, visitors will be greeted by a new sharing area. Beautiful fabrics sway from the ceiling in a dedicated air-conditioned space. Outside, children and educators can collaborate in a lovely, centrally shaded courtyard.
Mamas who are fans of Blue House’s Infant and Toddler Atelier (and there are legions of us across Singapore!) will be delighted to hear the new Nursery features its own “Mini Atelier” to inspire creativity with open-ended materials that present endless possibilities to the young and fertile mind, all in support of Blue House’s Reggio Emilia ethos. (Side note, mamas: you should definitely check out Blue House’s new Infant & Toddler Atelier at UE Square AND the newly-renovated Turf City Atelier! But we digress, back to the new Nursery Building…).
A new mezzanine offers cosy nooks and crannies for the littlest students to gather with their peers. And if you’re worried about your child dealing with separation anxiety at the start of their school journey, mama, don’t be. Blue House has a carefully constructed Settling In Programme tailored to accommodate the social and emotional needs of each unique child.
Aside from all the sparkling new features, you’ll find everything that’s driven Blue House’s excellent reputation, like a high staff-to-child ratio that enables students to become “protagonists of their own journeys” (with support scaffolding provided by educators and parents in the process).
As ever, Music and Mandarin Pedagogistas will provide provocating elements of “The Hundred Languages of Children” through an emergent approach. For an example of their amazing engagement with students, check out this song Blue House Kindergarteners recently wrote and performed in celebration of SG50 – truly inspiring!
Parents are often far more nervous and apprehensive about sending their children off to school for the first time than the kids are; one of the things we love most about Blue House is its Open Door approach, where parents are welcomed and encouraged to be active participants in their children’s projects during special “mornings with parents”. Is it any wonder that Blue House parents love to sing its praises?
If you’d like to know more, mama, you can visit Blue House for an Open House Nursery Tour on Friday 2 October from 2-5pm. It’ll be a great chance to explore the beautiful new facilities for yourself. And to truly get a feel for the larger Blue House community, mark your calendar for the School- and Atelier-wide Open Day on Saturday 7 November. More details to come soon, but contact Blue House if you’d like to arrange a personal tour or ask any questions.