Little Giants – FAQ

What does a daily school routine look like?

The daily timetable is shown on the website and on the school notice board.

Is there a planned program? Is it possible for me to have a copy so
I can track what my child is learning and reinforce it at home?

Each groups’ Learning journey is on the website, under Curriculum, showing
a weekly overview of your child’s learning. Spelling and reading words will
also be sent home weekly.

What happens if my child wakes up with the ‘sniffles’? Is it okay 
to send them to school even if they do not have a fever or any 
other symptoms?

Yes, we will accept children with coughs and colds, but children with temperatures
and diarrhoea will need to stay at home. Please refer to our illness and medication
information in the parent handbook.

Do I still need to pay fees for the days my child is unwell? 

Yes, if your child is off for a short period, fees will still have to be paid.
However, if your child is off due to long term illness fees will be reimbursed.
Please refer to handbook for further information.

What happens if school falls on a public holiday? 
Do I still need to pay fees?

There are 208 teaching days. We have taken into account some public holidays.
However, if you have further religious or other unforeseen circumstances your
fees will be reimbursed accordingly.

Do I pay when school is closed due to scheduled holiday, i.e, Christmas break, Tet and Summer holidays?

It depends.

NO. If you are paying the daily fee at 500,000 VND then you have the flexibility of taking your child out of school at anytime and NOT have to pay when your child does not attend.

YES. If you sign up to pay the yearly fee, the payment will be divided by 11. This works out to approximately 320,000 VND per day. This is a lot cheaper than the daily option. Note: You are NOT paying for when the school is closed! You are paying for 220 teaching days. This is divided by 11 monthly payments so it is more manageable. Payments are from the 1st September to the 1st July.

What happens if we go away on holiday? Do I still need to pay fees? 
If so, at what rate?

We suggest holidays to be taken when Little Giants is closed. However, we do also believe that travel is not only a great family experience but it’s also a great form of  education. At Little Giants we do allow 22 teaching days holiday period where your fees will be refunded and your child’s place held. In order to be granted this allowance you must give one months notice by completing our holiday form.

Note: This allowance is not available during scheduled school holidays.

Do you require that my child be vaccinated?

We expect all children to have the relevant vaccinations throughout their
time with us. However, this is the responsibility of the parent as we are
unable to provide an ‘in-school’ service similar to ones you may receive
in some western counties.

What would you like me to pack into my child’s school bag?

Your child will be provided with a reading bag to carry a reading book, spellings,
and any shared information. Snacks and water will be provided by the school.
Spare clothes, nappies and wipes need to be left in school. In Nursery and
Reception we encourage all toys, teddy bears and other  ‘comforts’  to be left
at home.

What is the class size? How is it arranged (as in the different age 
groups and levels of ability)?

There are 3 groups currently running. Playgroup (age 2-3), Nursary (age 4-5)
& reception (age 5-6) Children 2-3 will have one member of staff for 4
children. Over 3 will have one member of staff for maximum 10 children.
We will have no more than 10 children in each room. We value small class
sizes as paramount to successful accelerated learning.

Do the children have snacks/meals? If so, what will they eat?

We will provide a healthy snack throughout every session and water will
be provided throughout the day. Meals will be provided for full time
children and a weekly menu will be available on our website. We will
feedback to parents regarding what their child has eaten.

What if an accident or injury happens at school?

We will ensure any accidents will be dealt with, recorded and reported immediately.
Pleases refer to our accident policy for further information.

If my child is at school all day, how do you organize nap/sleep time?

We have a relaxation period after lunch providing quiet time for those
who require a nap. We will record how much sleep your child has had and
feedback daily.

What is the fee structure? How much does it cost per day or week? 
When should I pay?

Payments are based on a yearly fee. It can be paid in full or on a monthly basis.
Fees will need to be paid when the invoice is issued prior to the beginning of
the month. The overall ‘in-school’ yearly cost has already been calculated and
is represented by the yearly fee price. This is divided into 12 payments.
Therefore, when the school is closed fees will still need to be paid. Please
refer to our fee policy for up to date fee prices.

Are there any resources you would recommend we use to assist 
our child along their learning journey? Toys, books, websites, 
videos, apps etc.

We will be using the Chip, Biff & Kipper books and provide the necessary
words for your child to practise at home. The learning journey will share
our themes and the books we will be reading each week. There are many
useful Apps and Websites for your child to use, we will provide a list of
our favourite ones on our website. Please feel free to share the ones
your child enjoys.

What is the orientation/ transition procedure? 
What do we need to do on the first day?

An enrollment meeting will be held where information will be shared, staff
introductions will be made, a tour of the school will be given and the
necessary paperwork will be completed. Please refer to the handbook
for more information regarding the settling in period.

Are all the staff qualified teachers?

We have 2 qualified teachers from the UK with 20 years of experience
between them. We have two fully trained Vietnamese kindergarten teachers and a Vietnamese/ English language specialist.

Do you offer language lessons (other than English)?

Yes, Vietnnamese is taught on a daily basis in 40 minute slots. These lessons are centred around basic  vocabulary and are taught in a very active and communicative style.

If my child is not yet toilet trained, how do you encourage 
this journey? Do you change nappies?

We will follow the routine established by the parents and communicate with
them to achieve this goal. We will insist on leaving plenty of spare clothes
and wipes at school. We will inform parents daily on the times of changing
nappies and the number of soiled nappies. We will also reward and celebrate
the child’s achievement to reinforce this ‘giant step’ in independence.

How is feedback on my child’s learning journey provided? 
How often should I expect this?

We are using an EYFS App called Orbit. Orbit allows you to view your
child’s experiences, achievements, and Early Years assessments recorded
by your child’s key person. Parents can also share at-home experiences by
completing postcards. Please read more about Orbit in our handbook.

Do you give children ‘screen time? If so, how much per day?

Children will have no more than 20 mins screen time throughout the day.
We may read stories, sing songs, dance and watch a relevant animation relating
to our theme.

How do you handle negative behaviour?

We believe in using positive praise and rewards so the ethos within our
environment is one of celebrating ‘positive behaviour’ rather than one
that ‘punishes’ if a child makes a mistake. However, we do value the
importance of reflection time so we may have to use a ‘reflection spot’
(time out corner) if we feel your child is not responding to behaviour goals we want them to achieve.

 

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