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Social and Emotional Development

Social and emotional development influences children’s self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships, and a sense of importance and value to those around them. This allows them to be able to form and sustain positive relationships, experience and express their emotions, as well as explore and engage with the environment. Our children participate and learn how to work cooperatively and collaboratively through big and small group discussions. They also learn skills such as listening, taking turns and resolving

Deepavali Celebration 13th November 2020

The children and teachers of Camberley Preschool @ Balmoral celebrated Deepavali on 13th November 2020. Everyone came donned in colourful traditional Indian wear or party clothes and took part in activities to commemorate Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights. They gained awareness about Indian traditions and created diya crafts, henna printing, as well as colourful rangoli. They also learned about the purpose of ‘light’ from the story of Ramayana and participated in fun games. Happy Deepavali!

Halloween Celebration 30th October 2020

When black cats prowl and pumpkins shine, when shivery shivers run down your spine, when tiny ghosts and cute little witches ring the chime, beware and be scared – It’s Halloween time! Trick or treat! On 30th October 2020, the children and teachers of Camberley Preschool @ Balmoral came decked in their best spooky or innovative costumes! They tried their hand at trick or treat in the dark and collected lots of goodies! They also took part in the photobooth

Children’s Day Celebration 2nd October 2020

On 2nd October 2020, the children and teachers of Camberley Preschool @ Balmoral celebrated Children’s Day with super creative carnival-themed costumes and plenty of fun and games! The children participated in exciting dance performances for their friends and teachers and walked home with lots of goodies and treats. The current COVID-19 situation certainly did not stop them from having fun in their own classes. They definitely had a wonderful time taking lots of photographs, reeling from excitement and just simply

Merry Christmas

In the recent Christmas celebration held in Camberley, the children had the opportunity to do various activities! Activities such as Christmas Bingo, Jingle bell throw, cup stacking, wreath designing, making of Christmas tree and gift exchange was conducted! The children were extremely excited to be receiving presents from their peers! The  children also learnt different Christmas carols and performed it out in class together with their friends!

Happy Deepavali​

During the Deepavali celebration in Camberley, we had food tasting activity in school, where the children experienced tasting different Indian delicacies, such as murukku and ladoo. At the same time, we had different fun activities lined up for the children such as pin-a-peacock activity, rangoli making, and few more! The children enjoyed themselves and were excited that they got to bring the end products home!​

Parental Involvement

Camberley Balmoral Preschool parental involvement

Moving forward, Camberley Preschool has introduced a new parental involvement project as a collaboration effort together with parents. This project is conducted on a monthly basis. An example for our first project would be to create a family tree along with the children. ​ The aim of organizing the activity would be to encourage family bonding as well as to encourage fun in learning. We hope to work actively hand in hand with parents and families to provide children with the environment and facilitation they required for their development journey. ​

What are the qualifications of your teachers?

All our teachers are trained with the necessary Early Childhood Care and Education qualifications. This ranges from an Advanced Certificate to a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. Most of our teachers also possess a Degree in Early Childhood. Additionally, our teachers are first aid trained and constantly upgrade their skills through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and in-house training/workshops.  

What is the teacher-child ratio?

The teacher-child ratio adheres to the minimum requirements stipulated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Camberley Preschool adopts a slightly smaller ratio in order to address children’s individual needs and for safety purposes.  Age Group Class ECDA Ratio Camberley Ratio 18 months – 2 years Playgroup 1 : 8 1 : 8 2 years – 3 years Nursery One 1 : 12 1 : 10 3 years – 4 years Nursery Two 1 : 15 1 : 12 4 years – 5 years Kindergarten One 1 : 20 1 : 15 5 years – 6 years Kindergarten Two 1 : 25 1 : 15