About our nursery

Only a few minutes from the town centre, yet far enough from its noise and traffic, in a green area near Tettye there you will find a wee nursery – our very own Kiddi-Care English-Hungarian nursery.

The property itself – a fully owned, grand detached house with a lovely garden, playground and a veggie garden – already implies a warm and cosy atmosphere which is one of our nursery’s main characteristics. Our children ring our bell as if they were ringing their own doorbell at home. This what our main aim is – for our children to feel like they are in their second home.

We can have goals, plans, concepts, all we want, however these factros are all secondary to us. Our primary and most important duty is to ensure our children feel like they are at home when with us, as quite often they spend more time between the walls of their nurseries than they do at home in this busy rushed life.

Being a small, family owned establishment, we only operate one group, where children aged between 3 and 7 live and explore the world together.

The diversity in terms of our children’s age further enhances the family feel to our nursery, which is what our entire work is based upon. Little ones and big ones altogether – just like in a great big family. They listen to each other, help, learn and care for each other. Just like in real life.

Through our entire work we aim to make our children feel like they are in a great big family, where everyone is equally important, might be a little different, and specially gifted in some ways.

Although we have rock solid principles and ideas to ensure the smooth operation of our nursery, we are still quite flexible. Within the group, we accept and care for each and every child taking into serious consideration their very own personality and temperament.

Many parents ask themselves the question whether a private nursery will provide and equip their children who will continue their journey in school after the first few years in childcare, with everything a regular nursery would give them. The answer is yes. We are not a family daycare, but a nursery, that meets all the operational and pedagpgical criteria against which these types of establishments are measured.

Being an English-Hungarian nursery, education is run in both English as well as in Hungarian. Our multicultural community helps us in our work – we have children from all around the world: China, Africa, Scandinavia, from across the pond as well as from down the road.

Our main goal is for our children to feel happy in our care. For them to feel great in our garden whilst munching on peas they have grown themselves, in the gorgeous sunshine in the spring, whilst running around back and forth under the mist gate in their beachwear in the summer, sweeping leaves in the garden in the fall, whilst making muppets, DIY on the lazy, rainy mornings of November and whilst waiting with great excitement for the Christmas festive period to start!

Based on the feedback we received, this goal of ours has successfully been achieved for 15 years now.

Early lingual education

Every person, regardless of where they were born, what walks of life they are from and what background they have, carry the same skills when it comes to learning languages.

The part of our brain that is responsible for learning languages is a ’blank sheet’, a so called universal grammar is carved in it, which enables children to have the ability to learn any languages.

This only applies in the first 5-6 years in children’s life, after which this very receptive part of our brain closes up, which means learning languages from that point will be achieved through structured learning as opposed to picking it up automatically and at ease like they would have done in early age.

In early learning we take advantage of this wonderful skill that children possess. We teach them by allowing words, phrases and everyday life scenarios to be worded in two languages.

In a playful yet still structured manner, 20 minutes daily, through loads of music, singing, exercise, stories, laughter and running around we help our children to develop their language skills in early childhood, however real learing actually takes place in their everyday life. Through the everyday scenarios, where they hear the same phrases, words for the thousandth time tied to their daily routine and activities.

After a while – for some it can be sooner than others – it becomes common knowledge that Would you like some more hot chocolate?’ and ’What would you like to play?’ have the same meaning both, in Hungarian and in English too. Due to the fact that friends of children are usually children themselves, it is extremely helpful that we aways have little ones, who can only speak English. Through them our children see it even more that the same thing can be presented in more than just one language and that it still works!

Our multicultural community, the foreign children, who often come from other continents make our little ones more open and accepting towards cultural diversity.