BASIS International School, Bangkok is excited to announce it will be opening its Nursery from the start of the 22-23 academic year!

Our Nursery will provide the same superlative academic standards as the rest of the school.  Wherein, the class will be in the capable hands of a qualified, expatriate teacher and will receive a range of specialist lessons from other experienced, internationally qualified educators.

BASIS schools were initiated in the USA thirty years ago by two university professors who felt the existing academic offers simply were not advanced nor challenging enough for children.  They felt children were capable of more! Thus all BASIS schools follow this credo – and are duly monitored by BASIS USA to ensure every school – including the international schools, meet their exemplary standards.

A robust academic nursery curriculum addresses social development alongside literacy and numeracy skills – and in our unique case, must also incorporate Thai language and culture.  Hence, the curriculum has been written to offer academic and social success built upon our understanding of early years’ development.  Ultimately, it will ensure seamless continuity as the Nursery children enter our PreK1 class – and so build a formidable foundation for longer term academic success!

We have opted for a ratio of one full-time member of staff to five children, with class sizes of no larger than fifteen children in each class.

We felt it beneficial to offer this new academic initiative based on the following criteria:

The provision of a structured experience in alignment with the rest of the school

Staff in the nursery are trained to create and maintain a secure and stimulating environment for children’s development. (Studies have found that children who had spent three years or more in nursery education could advance their academic attainment by up to a year or two over those whose parents kept them at home until the age of five.) 

Preparing children for school

Children benefit immensely from mixing with other children and will, therefore, be more prepared and better equipped when it comes to starting school-proper. They will also adapt easily to a learning environment, have greater social skills, and they will feel more secure in a different environment. Nursery helps children develop confidence in relating to adults.

Nursery encourages meaningful playtime

Your child will have a chance to play and learn in a group and one-to-one with an experienced educator. They will also benefit from playing with other children, as this can help them to gain confidence and develop necessary social skills. An active toddler is likely to remain active later, so it is important to encourage activities both indoors and outdoors.  

Nursery helps children offer the opportunity for vital social development

Socialising with other children is a huge part of preparing them for later life – whilst recent times have meant children have been too isolated. Children are eager to engage with their peers – an important stage in young children’s psychological development process. More mature children are naturally excited at the thought of playtime with their friends and they gain so much from mixing with other children.