NODDY PLAYGROUP

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Principle of the school

Our Mission

To provide a happy and purposeful environment for pre-school children, enabling them to adjust to the changed environment away from home and parents for a short period each day, to learn social skills with their own peer groups and encourage imagination, creativity, practical ability and self confidence.

About Us

     

WHY NODDY ?

What better for for your "little ones", than a purpose-built pre-school centre situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with minimum through traffic!  We accept chrildren of all nationalities aged from eighteen months to six years. All classes are conducted in English language.

Our classes are small and our caring staff are constantly aware of encouraging children to grow up with a friendly and helpful attitde towards each other. It is a pleasure to see how they grow up in ability and self-confidence as they move through the classes and to know that they will be ready to enter primary school, well prepared to join the next stage of their education. Our fees are very competitive and enable parents to prepare for the years ahead when their chrildren progress through the future years of their school journey.

 

Location and Background

NODDY was established in 1978, some 43 years ago by the current owner in response to an evident need for such provision in the city of Bangkok.  Initially the focus was on the expatriate community but this subsequently expanded to provision for Thai nationals as well.

Being situated in a cul-de-sac in a prime residential area of Bangkok with close proximity to various embassies, and large business headquarters and offices, NODDY provides a high visibility option for an expanding group of families.  With the advent of the AEC (Asian Economic Community) International education for Thai children has become very popular and the Centre has become well-known because the way they operate meets the objectives of these children to be well-prepared for entry to the prime international schools. We operate under license from The Department of Child Welfare of Thailand and are in the process of registering with The Ministry of Education (MoE).

 

Pupils

At present there are approximately 100 children with ages ranging from 18 months to 6 years.  NODDY admits both boys and girls, of all nationalities and religions.  Most of the children move on to International schools such as Shrewsbury International School-Bangkok, King's College Bangkok, followed by St.Andrews School, Garden International School and Alliance Français.

In the main, the children come from Britain, mainland Europe, Australia, India, and some 15 other countries.  These expatriates make up around 30% of the pupil population.

 

Curriculum

NODDY uses the Early Years Fondation Stage (EYFS), a British curriculum, and scales it down to suit the younger children, always being conscious of the ‘five areas of learning’. We use 'Free-Flow-Playing' technique, a technique that focuses on children leading their individual activities with close observation and guidance from the teachers. This technique allows children to broaden their immagination and creativity and help to build up their confidence.

 

Staff

There are 33 full-time staff comprising 8 class teachers, 16 teaching assistants, a swimming teacher, 5 administrative staff and 3 other general staff.  In addition there are 3 part-time staff – a music teacher and 2 PE teachers.  There is also a part-time transport manager.  All the staff are hired by NODDY’s operating company. Other staff involved with NODDY are those managing Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), where services are provided by professional companies e.g. 'CUKI TOTs', Thai language class, Ballet, music, judo, yoga, Cooking, Arts, Storytime, etc. 

 

Facilities

The main building is purpose-built as a pre-school centre.  The building is constructed of brick and concrete, and consists of 3 stories, with the gymnasium and assembly hall on the third floor.  It is a bright and airy building divided into 16 classroom group areas.  There is also a new 2 storeys building with 2 classrooms and one Playroom

The classrooms are well-appointed, having computers and interactive whiteboards installed for older children. There are educational toys, books and handicraft materials in all classes.

NODDY’s 8X12 metres gymnasium is well-appointed.  In addition, there are ballet bars in the assembly hall, and a kitchen for the children’s cooking classes. There are a rubber surface playground and a separate play area for the nursery children. There is also a small wooden, Thai style building in the main garden, which houses a lending library.

Opposite the site of the main building there is, in a long-term leased property, consisting of: a swimming pool, a grass playing field with trampoline and shaded area for sand and water play.  There is a garden plot for children’s use and ample parking area. 

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For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Ms. Thida, our admission officer, at Tel 02-671 0836, 02-671 0837

Or, leave a note at noddyplaygroup@yahoo.com

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NODDY Playgroup

Email: noddyplaygroup@yahoo.com Face Book: noddyplaygroup

Tel : (66) 2671-0836-7 Fax : (66) 2671-0838

35/2 Soi Yen Akart2/3, Yen Akart Road, Chong Nonsi, Yannawa district, Bangkok 10120

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