Parents or Legal Guardians are requested to fill out the following
forms, which will be explained to you on your first visit:
Application and Fees
For children under the age of 3 years, you may wish to leave
your child once, twice or three times a week. These days will
need to be arranged with the management beforehand.
Our Pre-schooler group (as from 3 years old) works on a full
time basis, where your child is expected to come in every day.
Your child will work in a small group according to the feeder
school he/she will be going to. Our children have successfully
integrated the following feeder schools: Telfair International
Primary School, Alexandra House School, Clavis, Le Lycee Labourdonnais,
L'Ecole Du Centre, Paul & Virginie and WIPS.
Tiny Tots provides an environment for all our children to feel
happy, secure and confident. At our centre and we encourage
positive behaviour. Any unacceptable behaviour is dealt with
immediately by a staff member, where "time out" or
stern words are usually sufficient.
Arrival and Departure Time
07.30 - 8.30 arrivals
12.15 - 1.00 departures
15.00 - 17.00 departures
Children are received personally from 07.30 to 08.30. Please
note that your child may not be left at the gate, but must be
handed over to the person on duty. For safety reasons, the gate
will be locked as from 08.30.
We request parents to please drop their child off by 08.30
as our activities start promptly. Late comers not only disturb
the teachers' programme and disrupt the other children, but
the late comer misses out on the commencement of an activity
and therefore gets distressed and anxious and often ends up
disrupting the rest of the group. Parents who are late owing
to unforeseen circumstances are requested to phone the manager
to inform her, ring the bell at the gate and make sure that
they lock the gate behind them when they leave the premises.
Our 'pick-up' times are between 12.15 to 13.00 and 15.00 to
17.00. Our centre closes at 17.00. Parents are requested not
to be late, as it upsets a young child when all the other children
leave and he/she is kept waiting. Parents who collect their
children after 5 pm are to pay a forfeit of Rs 500 which will
go towards overtime for the staff.
Our Pre-school year is divided as follows:
16/01/18 - 20/3/18
23/03/18 - 20/04/18
Easter Break (School closed):
23/04/18 - 20/07/18
23/07/18 - 24/08/18
27/08/18 - 14/12/18
We remain open all year round, except for a month from mid-December
to mid- January, where we give our staff their leave, and take
advantage of this time to do any major renovations, painting
the building and a thorough cleaning and tidying up, which is
not safe or practical with children around.
We also close on Good Friday and Easter Monday for religious
These holidays apply to the crèche section and pre-school
section of our centre
Our Pre-school year is divided as follows:
Term 1: January - March - Water activities (whole school)
Holiday Programme - April
Term 2: May - July - School play (whole school)
Holiday Programme - August
Term 3: September - December - Cookery (Pre-school children
In April and August we follow a holiday programme as older siblings
are generally on holiday during this time too. We recommend
any parents wishing to go away on holiday to please do so during
these two months.
|Babies and Toddlers
7.30: Our Centre Opens
7.30 - 8.30: Arrivals
8.30 - 9.00: Our Babies and Toddlers meet in the Reception
room first thing in the mornings to sing and recite poems
in French and English for half an hour.
9.00 - 9.45: Our Toddlers then go outside for their morning
snack and play outdoors until 10am. Our Babies go back
to the Nursery for a snack and then sleep or do an activity
9.45 - 10.00: Toilet/Potty Training
10.00 - 11.00: Our Toddlers come back indoors and get
split into various groups to do various activities.
11.00 - 12.00: Playtime and lunch time
12.00 - 14.00: Nap time
14.00 - 14.15: Afternoon Snack
14.15 - 14.30: Toilet/potty and change
14.30 - 16.00: Activities
17.00: Our Centre Closes
A preschooler's day at Tiny Tots basically runs as follows:
7.30 - our centre opens
7.30 - 8.30: arrivals
8.30 - 9.15: drills
9.15 - 9.30: snacks/toilet
9.30 - 10.00: activity (Computer, English, Drama, Sport,
10.00 - 11.00: work
11.00 - 11.30: outdoor play
11.30 - 12.00: lunch/toilet
12.00 - 14.00: nap/ going home early
14.00 - 14.30: snack/toilet
14.30 - 15.00: change
15.00 - 17.00: activities
17.00: home time
|Check out your children's Class Timetable
up on their classroom wall.
Our Baby Room
Our Toddler Rooms
Our Pre-School Rooms
|Although we have a dedicated
rooms and sessions for babies, we also provide opportunities
for them to mix with some of the toddlers. The babies are
encouraged to observe and copy the positive behaviour of
the toddler group. We find that this gradual involvement
makes them ready to move up to the older groups when they
Some of the activities we get up to in our baby room:
- Singing songs and rhymes in French and English(sung
by carers to babies)
- Hand and Feet Painting
- Ball Pool
- Stand up activity Centres
- General Messy Play
- Noisy activities with musical toys and
- Sensorial Activities
- Fine Motor Activities
- Gross Motor Activities
| We have three Toddler rooms
here at Tiny Tots. The children also use the Art room for
wet and messy activities and the dancing room for Monkeynastix
and Dancing. They go to our Computer room to play on the
Some of the activities we get up to in the Toddler Rooms:
- Singing lessons
- Story time
- Drama - French
- English activities
- Musical Instruments
- Collage making
- A variety of Ball activities
- Trucks and cars
- Riding cars and bikes outside
- Playing with the kitchenette outside in our Wendy
- Building with large Blocks and Lego
- Farm Animals
- Climbing frames indoors and outdoors
- Role play
- Size Association
- Hide and Seek
- Chalk Drawing outside
- Slides and seesaws outside
- Our climate here in Tamarin permits us to do many
activities indoors and outdoors.
- We encourage communication and speech in French and
English and good manners (thank you and please are encouraged).
- Toilet training begins at this age. As soon as parents
see that their children are ready to begin, we send
home a booklet prepared by our centre and start the
training at our centre.
We have three Pre-School rooms: a French Petite and Moyenne
Maternelle room, a 3-4 year age group and 4-5 year age
group. Their classrooms are used for counting, word and
letter associations, measuring, drawing, colouring, story
times, singing, cutting out, drills and etc. We also have
a dedicated Art and Messy room for Painting, Cookery and
Art, a dedicated room for Fun and Fit, Puppet Shows, Dancing
and Monkeynastix, a Computer Room for Computer sessions
twice a week, an outdoor area for: water play, a large
sandpit, a bike track and bikes, a wendy house with a
kitchenette, climbing frames, slides, swings.
Some of our activities in Pre-School include:
- Story Time
- Poems and Rhymes
- Cars, Trucks and etc
- Sand and Water
- Model making
- Pre-Maths Activities
- Pre-Reading Activities
- Pre-Writing Activities
- Ball Games
- Social Games
- Chalk Drawing
- Computer Games
- Name Writing and Recognition
- Letter Recognition
|Breakfast is to be had at home with the family. Lunch must be
brought along except in the case of babies where mothers bring
along their baby's formula. Tiny Tots provides light refreshments
and snacks at 09.00am and 2.00pm to toddlers and older children.
Please send in any healthy lunch to be heated, in a microwave
proof container (no glass please). We don't encourage any fizzy
drinks, peanuts or hard sweets to be sent in, for health and safety
|Ms. Audrey Mamet from Grain d' Sel also provides canteen food.
A menu for the month is sent out at the beginning of each month
for parents to choose their child's meals. Her telephone number
is: 5 732 9619. Please contact her directly for any queries.
may be celebrated at the centre. Kindly send in a cake for the
class before 08.30. to be shared during the morning snack time.
Tiny Tots celebrates this special day by "crowning"
the birthday girl or boy and have a little party with his/her
Please send in a daily supply of disposable or other nappies,
a bib for feeding times, a face cloth, a set of clean clothes
and a sheet. These items will vary according to the baby's age.
Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers
and sun protection: Children will not be allowed to play outdoors
unless they are wearing a hat and sun cream protection. Please
make sure that there is a hat and sun cream sent to the centre
daily. Please see to it that your child wears clothing in which
he/she may play comfortably and which may be dirtied. The "day's
work" includes playing with paint, sand and mud, and smart
clothing may prevent your child from taking part in these important
activities. Pre-schoolers are encouraged to be independent,
so please ensure that you send in clothing that can be put on
and removed by themselves. An extra set of clothing must be
sent in daily.
Your child will need a sheet and a face cloth. Please send
them in every Monday, with your child's name clearly written
on. These items will be sent home every Friday to be washed.
Toddlers that are toilet training are likely to have "accidents",
so a clean set of clothing must be available. All items of clothing
and accessories must be clearly marked and placed in a suitcase/bag
with your child's name marked on the outside.
|The doctor will visit our centre once a month to do a general
check-up of the children at the expense of Tiny Tots. He is permanently
on call for any emergencies. Any extras, for example inoculations
and urgent visits to the school, will be at each parent's expense
to be paid through the school.
For the safety and security of your child, and other children
of the centre, we expect certain inoculations listed below to
be given either by our doctor or your pediatrician:
2) Hepatitis B
Parents are kindly requested to telephone us if your child will
be absent. If your child has a contagious disease, please keep
him/her at home until the disease has cleared up. This applies
for lice as well.
|Tiny Tots is insured against any accidents which may occur during
school hours either at our centre or on an organised outing. All
our children are covered by this scheme.
A registration fee is expected with the enrolment application
form. A month prior to admission date, an enrolment fee will
be required. None of these fees are refundable.
A two month paid notice must be given to the management of Tiny
Tots when your child is due to leave the centre.
Monthly school fees are expected to be paid a month in advance,
as from the 28th of each month. A seven day delay will be allowed.
Please note that our fees are also payable during school holidays
and no refunds will be made for absences.
If fees are not paid regularly, we shall have no other alternative
but to refuse the entry of your child to our centre.
If there are any personal problems regarding the payment of
school fees, please make an appointment with the manager.
|As our centre is private and continuously renewing and improving
resources and materials, we rely on fund raising events.
We encourage parents' involvement to actively participate in joining
our fund-raising committee. Please contact the school for more
Parent/ Tiny Tots Communication
Your child is provided with a message book in which all general
announcements as well as individual notes are sent home. Parents
are requested to please sign each message read, and to return
this book the following day, every day.
Newsletters are sent home to parents via email. Kindly use
your child's message book or telephone the administration at
our centre for any messages or enquiries, as internet is not
Parents are most welcome to discuss any problems. A personal
interview can be arranged so that parents and personnel may
talk undisturbed. As we want to provide the best care possible
for each individual child, we value parent's involvement in
using the message book as an interaction between parents and
teachers and thank you for your collaboration.
Cyclone/ adverse weather conditions
Should there be any flooding, tropical storms or torrential
rain, parents and schools are informed on the radio as to whether
schools will run as usual or not. We have no alternative, but
to follow the implementations suggested to us by the different
ministries. Should a cyclone occur, please listen to the cyclone
bulletins on the radio, television or internet and follow these
The following is as per law:
Warning Class 1 : School as usual
Warning Class 2 :
- Before school hours: No school
- During school hours: Parents are requested to collect their
child within two hours after the official Warning 2 bulletin
Warning 3 and 4 : No School
|Kindly respect the road regulations. To avoid traffic congestion,
frustration and frayed tempers in the morning, please do not abandon
your cars in the driveways or in front of the neighbours' gates
to walk your child in. Kindly park on one side of the road. Please
check the attached map.
General Services offered to parents
of Tiny Tots
Mini Bus: (Jeerav Tel no. 5 778 3299)
Should you need babysitting services from one of our staff members,
please do not hesitate to contact us between 12.30 and 14 hrs
to obtain the coordinates of the persons concerned.
Support: Psychologist and Speech therapist
We also work closely with Mrs. Natacha Chakowa, a child psychologist
and also with Geraldine Brey a psychiatrist working here in Tamarin
and Rachna Gopal, a speech therapist, who completed her studies
in South Africa and has many years experience. When needed, Gerome
Bodet, a special needs therapist also tests and advises our staff
and parents the best way in which to help our children who we
are concerned with. When we need their advice or expertise, we
usually inform parents and they may come in to observe, initially,
at our centre.
Monkeynastix: (a movement education programme )
For healthy minds, Monkeynastix educates childrens' bodies through
basic training in flexibility, balance, strength, agility, co-ordination
and body awareness. This programme is aimed at children between
two and eight years old. It is once a week and half and hour per
group. Facets of development that are included in the programme
are: balance, spacial orientation, directionality, co-ordination,
laterality, fine and gross motor skills, and body image. Please
contact Mrs. Helena Fok at 57280363 to join.
Supervision of children
The staff at Tiny Tots is quite concerned with the security and
supervision of children once they have been handed over to their
parents and leave the reception area with their parents. To avoid
serious accidents from occurring at our centre, while parents
talk to each other, we strongly suggest that once your children
are in your care to please be aware of dangers and take appropriate
action, and to leave as soon as you have your child and their