AT WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD START SCHOOL?
From te age of one.
IS POTTY TRAINING A REQUIREMENT FOR ENROLLING AT THE SCHOOL?
No, our staff take care of the needs of our smallest children.
WHERE CAN I BUY THE UNIFORM?
The school has its own on-site uniform shop. You can access the store here
IS LAUDE FONTENEBRO A BILINGUAL OR BRITISH SCHOOL?
Laude Fontenebro has a bilingual programme, which means that it offers a large part of teaching in English but follows the Spanish curriculum. This enables our children to acquire a high level of English without experiencing difficulties in being accepted at Spanish universities. Fontenebro also teaches the international curriculum and in Spanish
Laude Fontenebro belongs to the international British group ISP (International Schools Partnership).
AT WHAT AGE DO YOU INTRODUCE ENGLISH?
In classes 1, 2 and 3 years the study load is 100%. From 4 years the study load is 60% in English until the end of secondary school
AT WHAT AGE IS THE THIRD LANGUAGE INTRODUCED?
Our children can choose a third language in Year 4 of Primary, either French or German. This continues until Year 4 of ESO. In the first year of Baccalaureate, your child can choose a third language as an optional subject.
IS IT COMPULSORY TO USE THE TRANSPORT SERVICE?
No, the transport service is optional.
DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE ITS OWN KITCHEN?
Yes, the meals are made in the school’s kitchen. Our menus are carefully prepared by a nutritionist with the aim of providing our children with a balanced and healthy diet.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REQUEST SPECIAL MENUS?
Yes, please let us know if your child has allergies, intolerances or needs to follow a specific diet so that we can offer a menu adapted to their needs. In addition, we offer organic and vegetarian menus
AT WHAT AGE DO SWIMMING LESSONS START?
From the age of two.
ARE THERE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES?
Yes, the college offers a wide range of extracurricular activities after the school day from the age of four, as well as a transport service to take students home afterwards.
FROM WHAT AGE ARE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TAUGHT?
Children’s contact with new technologies is constant from the moment they enter our school. All the classrooms have a digital whiteboard and the use of technology is fully integrated into our school’s methodology in each subject. In Year 1 of Primary, we start teaching IT as a subject and programming is introduced. In Secondary, students have a classroom dedicated to programming, electronics and robotics.
DO THE LITTLE ONES TAKE A NAP?
The students of 1, 2 and 3 years old will take a nap regularly, while for those of 3 years it will be optional during the whole course depending on the physical needs of the child and the maturity at the chronological age level.
The rest period for first cycle 1 and 2 year old students will be around 1:30 a.m. and for 3 year olds it will last 1.00 a.m. It is a very important time in the school day, as it allows children to rest and also helps establish routines.
CAN I BRING TOYS AND ACCESSORIES?
For safety reasons we also ask parents to be careful with children’s personal accessories.
It is forbidden to wear necklaces, bracelets, rings and hoop earrings or pendants to school as they endanger children. Likewise, they should pay attention to the type of gummies or “hooks” that the girls wear in their hair, since the little ones tend to put them in their mouths.
For this reason we ask families that if possible, always use discreet and simple rubber bands, instead of hooks to avoid accidents. We recommend that you come with your hair tied up so that it does not bother you when working or playing.
The school has toys and didactic material suitable for the ages and needs of the children: class material, manipulative games, creativity development, symbolic games, books, etc… so it is forbidden for them to bring toys or anything other household items.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO SCHOOL IN EARLY YEARS?
Students aged 1, 2 and 3 must bring a backpack or bag with a change of clothes and a complete change, which will remain in class, in case they have any problem or escape related to toilet training.
In addition, children who do not control sphincters must bring:
● A pack of diapers.
● A package of disposable wet wipes.
● A toiletry bag with cream for the “bottom”, a comb and cologne.
● Pacifier or attachment object, if needed to sleep until your child adjusts and feels safe.
● A bottle or glass to drink water.
● A daily bib for mealtime for 1 and 2 year old students.
● Backpack or bag with change of clothes to leave at school with bodysuits, t-shirts, socks, a sweatshirt, pants, other shoes. It does not have to be uniform clothes, you can bring any change you have at home.
All clothing and utensils for individual use must be marked with the child’s first and last name (uniforms, baby, hats, scarves, slippers…) in order to identify them in case of loss or misplacement.
The day that the children have swimming, they must come equipped with two backpacks, one to store the agenda and the mid-morning breakfast and another specifically for the pool without wheels with the following things:
● Bathrobe marked with your name
● Pool shoes or flip flops marked with your name
● Hat marked with your name
IS THERE A MEETING PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE?
Before the start of the course we will call the families to a previous meeting with the Management, the Coordinators and the tutors of each group in which all the details of the start of the course will be explained.
WHAT IS THE ADAPTATION PERIOD LIKE IN EARLY YEARS?
Regarding the adaptation period, we adapt to the rhythm and needs of each child. We do not have a defined period of adaptation. The period will be the one that each child needs. The school has organized two family days prior to the first day of the school year. That is to say, the fathers or mothers will be able to come to their daughter’s classroom for an hour and a half where they will be able to be with the group tutor and with the other families of children who belong to the same class. Our aim is to create a moment of meeting between teachers, parents and children and to establish a small space of proximity so that the day school starts, the children have had the possibility of knowing the space where their parents are going to leave them and the people of reference. with whom they will be
Starting the school period from the first day of school, they will have the full schedule of the school day, that is, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although the first few days if you consider it necessary you can pick them up beforehand and agree on it with the customized tutor.
The first day everyone usually comes at the usual time so that we can assess how the day has gone and then you will adjust it with the tutor, only in those cases in which we observe that your child needs to incorporate in another way. We will always adapt to the needs of your child.
We create a caring environment: children begin to feel better and understand what is new on the third or fourth day of attending school. It is from that moment when they realize that the separation is not final and the teacher becomes, little by little, a new attachment figure.
Although it is still difficult for them to separate from the family, they begin to spend the day calmer and more secure, and they begin to play and become familiar with the new environment.
Separation: The period in which children cry when separated from their family can vary greatly from one child to another. In order for this to be shortened, it is very important that the parents are calm when saying goodbye to them, that they say goodbye to them (never leave them playing and “run away” when they are distracted) and, above all, shorten the time of goodbye. Parents should keep in mind that, when the first few days have passed, children no longer cry all the time, now they spend all day playing and the crying time is reduced by the time the separation lasts. If this is short and we leave immediately, we reduce the discomfort time of the little ones.
DOES THE CENTER HAVE A FULL-TIME NURSE?
Yes, the school has a nursing service that provides attention to those students who require some type of treatment and care during the school day.
Health education and the acquisition of healthy lifestyle habits constitute another of the pillars on which the nursing work at our center is focused.