Groups

Trilingua is divided into six groups; Dolphins; children from 1 to 3 years old with French/Swedish language focus, Penguins; children from 3 to 4 with French/Swedish language focus, Whales; children from 4 to 5 with French/Swedish language focus and Turtles; children 1-3 and Polarbears for children 4-5 with English/Swedish language focus .

Trilingua is divided into six groups; Dolphins; children from 1 to 3 years old with French/Swedish language focus, Penguins; children from 3 to 4 with French/Swedish language focus, Whales; children from 4 to 5 with French/Swedish language focus and Turtles; children 1-3 and Polarbears for children 4-5 with English/Swedish language focus .

The Parents of children over 5 years old  have the option of either continuing at Trilingua or changing for a “förskoleklass” according to the Stockholm “Kommun” reglementation.

Trilingua follows pedagogical projects and has goals to achieve for each group according to their age.

At Trilingua, we emphasize on a high level of communication and adults show respect and trust to the children.

Staff

Employers have for a number of years been required by law to, when employing someone or having an intern, check the person’s criminal records for certain serious crimes. This is now regulated in the new Education Act, which came into force on the 1st of July 2011. Checking the records aims to protect children from being exposed to violence, abuse or other harmful influence. A functioning check of records is an important part of the employer’s responsibility not only for a quality-assured recruiting process, but also to ensure a safe environment for the children. All our employees have to, before signing a contract, demonstrate a valid extract from the criminal records registry, not only from Sweden but also from their homeland.

As we are a language preschool, we must find a good balance between having Swedish-speaking teachers and staff who speaks our focus languages, English and French. Everyone has to learn Swedish when they work at Trilingua. The principal coordinates and directs the educational work along with the other preschool teachers. The principal moves around in the preschool in order to meet with the parents and to support staff in the developmental work and supervise the staff in the educational work.

Each teacher has a amount of children as key children, the teacher is called “key-person” and is the one that gives extra attention to his/her key children in terms of parental contact, well-being and care. All of the educators in each team, however, are responsible for and work with all children in the group. All staff has a individual development plan and they are offered internal or external training annually depending on interest or that year’s focus areas.

A day at Trilingua

Each group  has a different weekly schedule. The children learn the routines  as they quickly get perception of time and daily routines. They feel safe in knowing what is coming up.  The children express themselves in different ways, their needs and interests  are always a priority.

example of a schedule

07.00: Trilingua opens.

07.00-7.45: Breakfast

08.00-8.40: Freeplay

8.45: Assembly according to the children’s ages. We sing the welcome song and talk about the program of the day. When the door is closed, the parents are always welcome to leave their child with a member of staff.

09:10: Fruit-time

09.30: Workshops start in small groups/ Freeplay

10.3o: Park

12:00: Lunch. For cultural and allergy reasons we do not serve pork nor milk .

12:30: Calm-time, story-time and freeplay.

13:30: Daily outings such as visit to the library  and  discovery of nature, physical games and gymnastics, games and play in different parks.

14:45: Workshops start. The children work in small groups / Free play

15:15: Afternoon meal: sandwiches, porridge, fruit, rice cake. Whenever we have baking activity we eat fresh bread or cookies baked by the children. We eat outside if the weather is nice.

16:00: Free play

17:30: Trilingua closes.