We welcome all children into the creative learning playschool, regardless of their first language. Every child’s own culture and language are celebrated daily at playschool, and provide us with relevant opportunities to broaden an understanding of the world around us.
Creative Learning Playschool is a bilingual English-Finnish early learning centre. English is the primary language but for those who would like to choose bilingual option will receive 8-10 hours of Finnish per week with a native speaker.
A second language
CLP is a great option for parents who would like their child to learn a second language.
Studies have long proven the benefits of children learning more than one language. For example children can learn to develop more control over behaviour and attention span.
We use a variety of methods to support and introduce English such as picture cards, Makaton signs, textile and visual resources, and of course through lots of song, dance, drama, and conversation.
While English and Finnish instruction change on a weekly basis, the children are exposed to both languages every day. We believe it is important that the children develop a high standard of language skills in both English and Finnish. Through speaking, singing, poems, stories and role-play, the children acquire a rich vocabulary in both languages.