raintree

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
SathoRn • Sukhumvit

KINDERGARTEN AT RAINTREE 

Leading international Kindergarten nestled in lush, green space in Sathorn and Sukhumvit
British Curriculum – Reggio Emilia Inspired Philosophy

A DAY AT RAINTREE KINDERGARTEN

Age Range
2023/24
2024/25
2025/26
Nursery 1 (Age 1.5+)
1 Sep 21 – 31 Aug 22
1 Sep 22 – 31 Aug 23
1 Sep 23 – 31 Aug 24
Nursery 2 ( Age 2+ )
1 Sep 20 – 31 Aug 21
1 Sep 21 – 31 Aug 22
1 Sep 22 – 31 Aug 23
Kindergarten 1 ( Age 3+ )
1 Sep 19 – 31 Aug 20
1 Sep 20 – 31 Aug 21
1 Sep 21 – 31 Aug 22
Kindergarten 2 ( Age 4+ )
1 Sep 18 – 31 Aug 19
1 Sep 19 – 31 Aug 20
1 Sep 20 – 31 Aug 21
Year 1 ( Age 5+ )
1 Sep 17 – 31 Aug 18
1 Sep 18 – 31 Aug 19
1 Sep 19 – 31 Aug 20

High Staff-to-Student Ratio for Enhanced Learning

At Raintree, we pride ourselves on offering one of Bangkok’s best early years international kindergarten for 3-5 year olds. Our British curriculum kindergarten classes, usually comprise of 15-18 children, are led by a qualified and experienced kindergarten teacher and 2 assistants.  In collaboration with our kindergarten teachers, our specialist instructors, including those in Music, Languages, and Physical Education, work together to ensure our children have a wide variety of learning experiences.

A Holistic Kindergarten Curriculum with Strong Academic Foundations

Raintree’s progressive international kindergarten curriculum is designed to best support your child’s personal, social and emotional development as well as their academic success. We place great emphasis on fostering creativity and collaboration while involving parents as much as possible to make sure you’re just as much a part of the Raintree experience as your child. At the kindergarten level, we build upon your child’s prime areas of learning as defined by the British Early Years Foundation Stage and extend this further to include the specific areas of learning such as Mathematics, Literacy, Expressive art and Understanding of the world.

Purposeful Play & Child-Centric Approach

At Raintree, children learn through purposeful play, allowing them to explore through hands-on investigation and to direct their own learning. Children have a natural sense of curiosity and eagerness to learn. Teachers at Raintree use carefully selected resources, observations, and meaningful interactions to help guide children through the learning process. As learning is guided by the children’s interests, they are more engaged in the process and much more open to challenging themselves. This helps children to become more confident, independent thinkers.
For example, after discovering caterpillars in our garden, children may start to develop a particular interest in insects. Our teachers observe this interest, and set up a focus area on insects including figures for them to explore, role play with, and mock habitats. The teachers may further notice that your child has a particular interest in butterflies and suggest to him/her to research this insect in a book, thus promoting literacy. Another child might show interest in a different insect, and the teachers may suggest to the child to draw or create a model of the insect using play dough or clay and “loose parts”. While the child does this, the teachers would scaffold their learning by asking about the insect’s defining features or encouraging them to count certain body parts which helps to develop an early understanding of mathematics. 
If a few children became interested in insects, then the teacher would arrange for them to go on a bug hunt around the school grounds or perhaps they would catch a few insects and put them in a terrarium in the classroom for the children to observe and study. Believing each child is unique and different, Raintree individualises their learning to support every child’s developmental needs.

Cultivating Creative, Collaborative, and Lifelong Learners through a Mixed-Age Environment

At Raintree, the students and their learning needs are at the forefront of our decision-making process. The modern world is changing rapidly as the way we think, process information, and work evolve. Raintree is constantly exploring new practices to enhance the learning experience for our children.
The latest research shows there are significant benefits to mixed aged children studying in the same class, and this collaborative learning environment is considered to be the best practice for kindergarten learners. By combining Kindergarten 1 (children aged 3-4 years) and Kindergarten 2 (children aged 4-5 years), it provides a positive effect on learning for both older and younger children. At Raintree, our highly dedicated and trained teachers have the ability to cater for the learning needs of each child, bringing out their full potential.
Here are some key benefits of composite kindergarten classes:

Enhanced Social Development

Children in mixed-age settings learn to interact with a diverse range of peers, promoting social skills and empathy.

Academic Advantages

Older students serve as mentors to younger peers, fostering a supportive learning environment that not only promotes cognitive growth in younger students but also allows older students to reinforce and solidify their own skills through teaching.

Emotional Well-being

Younger children benefit from positive role models, while older children develop leadership skills and a sense of responsibility.

BOOK A SCHOOL TOUR

Visit Raintree and meet our team to find out why Raintree is one of the best international kindergartens in Bangkok.

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