Nursery School

The LIFV French Maternelle Nursery School is a unique school in Vilnius

Unlike traditional kindergardens, our nursery school offers a unique early learning experience designed for children aged 1.5 years and up, starting from the youngest age group. Our school places the progressive acquisition of the French language at the heart of learning, with 24 hours of classes per week

Nursery, an Essential Time for Success in Primary School

At LIFV, nursery teaches how to become a student. Nursery school is not just a daycare, but a school with a curriculum, pedagogical objectives, and structured learning.

As an inclusive school, nursery is the time to identify students’ vulnerabilities and to support them with Lithuanian partners (PPT) and the school’s health department

Specific pedagogical objectives

Each Nursery School class has specific pedagogical objectives, defined by age group. The pedagogical objectives are to develop the child’s sensory and motor systems, and to provide the foundations for independence and communication skills. Children begin to learn to recognise letters, to write and to count. The timetables are designed to include daily lessons in each of these areas:

  • Language acquisition and correct use;
  • understanding and developing physical skills, control of the body;
  • understanding and developing artistic skills;
  • expressing thoughts, knowing oneself and one’s feelings;
  • mathematics;
  • knowledge of the world.

How is the nursery organized?

  • Children are welcomed from the age of 2 in TPS (Very Small Section).
  • At 3 years old in Petite section (PS) (Small Section).
  • At 4 years old in Moyenne section (MS) (Middle Section).
  • At 5 years old in Grande section (GS) (Large Section).

A day in nursery school

Children from the age of 2 are already called pupils at the Nursery school of the Vilnius International French Lyceum. Every day, they have real lessons according to a timetable prepared with specific pedagogical objectives in mind.

These are age-specific lessons lasting about 20 minutes: as long as the young pupils can keep their attention. The different activities change quickly, so the little ones don’t get bored and have a rich and varied learning experience. In addition to the lessons, there is a strong emphasis on free play, sports and being outdoors. 

Naptime - according to every child’s needs

Lunchtime naps are available for children in the TPS-PS classes, while MS-GS pupils enjoy a rest period upon returning from their lunch break. During this time, they can engage in activities such as reading books, drawing, or any other quiet pursuits they prefer. At our school, we prioritize accommodating the individual needs of each child, therefore, sleep is not mandatory.

After the Classes

  • Early drop-off starting from 7:30 AM.
  • After-school care available from 3 PM to 6 PM.
  • Recreational activities during after-school care, respecting the children’s rhythm, where they can play after a long school day.
  • Activities with external instructors (ceramics, zumba, soccer, etc.).
  • Qualified staff from France.
  • Leisure center open during school holidays, including July.

A nursery school that never stops renewing itself.

We learn by:

  • Respecting each student’s working pace through differentiated work.
  • Sparking curiosity through innovative and interdisciplinary projects such as Science Day, meetings with French authors as part of the “Incorruptibles” award, theater outings, etc.
  • Measuring achievements through positive assessments to encourage students to progress at their own pace.

We continually innovate:

  • With “Outdoor Classroom” in GS, exploring nature, fauna, and flora throughout the year.
  • With the board games project in MS.
  • Through the discovery of others with the puppet project in PS.
  • Educational outings (outdoor classrooms throughout the year, museum visits, and theater outings) and inclusive projects where the student is an active participant (the teacher does not solely lead the project!).
  • A school open to sustainable development challenges: implementing a vegetable garden, visiting an educational farm, raising rabbits at school.
  • Lithuanian culture is integrated into the school’s cultural projects.
Teacher at GS: our goal is for every child to be joyful and fulfilled
Teacher at TPS: We blend education into play

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