A playgroup for students from 12 months old
First Steps @ KIS is an informal twice-weekly group for parents and their children. We aim to provide the opportunity for parents, carers and children to come together and have fun, make new friends and develop new skills in a safe, secure environment.
First Steps @ KIS is open to children from the age of 12 months to 3 years old and each session is limited to a maximum of 12 children with an accompanying adult.
Sessions take place during KIS term time in a specially designed ground floor indoor and outdoor classroom area within the main school, with time regularly spent in other areas of the school such as the Library and Early Years Years Outdoor Play Area. The First Steps room is clean and air conditioned and we operate a no shoe policy.
We have an established format for each of our sessions designed to provide a host of opportunities for young children to develop key skills appropriate for their age that are aligned with the Early Years Learning Goals, from the English National Curriculum. An example session is as follows:
- 08.00 – 08.45: Arrival of children and accompanying adult – free play fun!
- 08.45 – 09.15: Group activities include: fine and gross motor skill development in line with the current topic. Examples of activities include arts and crafts e.g. cutting, pasting and decorating, physical activities conducted in our Early Years Outdoor Play Area, numeracy development through counting, pattern recognition etc and literacy development through time spent in the purpose built Primary Library
- 09.15 – 09.30: Activity tidy up. Children sit together for drinks and snacks. Tea and coffee is provided for adults
- 09.30– 09.40: Free play
- 09.40 – 09.55: Circle Time: developing literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and music
- 10.00: Time to go home.
NB We operate a shoe free zone in our indoor classroom!
We offer the following groups:
Bushbabies Class (for children 12 – 24 months)
Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 10am
Sunbears Class (for children 24-36 months)
Group 1: Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 10am
Group 2: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am – 12:30pm
Children and their carer register to attend the same group each week and can arrive at any time during the session, although we do respectfully ask parents and carers to be considerate to others by not attending sessions if you or your child is unwell.
First Steps @ KIS runs during KIS term time. Please see the School Calendar for our term dates. We are not open on Public Holidays.
Registration Forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded below.
Fees are RM 1,000 per term, plus annual Accident Insurance fee of RM 31.80. Fees are non refundable and payable at the start of each term.