Transition to school

When the child starts school

  • The last year in preschool is a special year for children and their families.
  • In cooperation with parents, the preschool facilitates a safe and good start in school and SFO. Our preschool has a good cooperation with Trondheim International School in transferring children to school.
  • We follow the guidelines from Trondheim Kommune when a child starts at the public school.

Graduation Day is a tradition at Trondheim International Preschool, which marks the transition between the preschool and the school. At graduation Day parents and siblings will be invited to a beautiful arrangement prepared by the preschool children and the first graders.

Policy of leave

All preschool children are entitled to leave during a preschool year; regardless the child must begin the year to ensure their place. We ask that you please notify the preschool of leave. Fees and Food must be paid during leave. Refer to the Bylaws for further details.

If a child leaves the preschool during the year, the preschool will inform and prepare all the children. Cooperating with the parents, the preschool will make a “last day happening” in the preschool.

When the child starts in Preschool

In cooperation with the parents, our preschool staff ensures that the child will have a safe and good start at the preschool. We follow our startup routine and organize the day and time in a way that gives the child and his/her family time to get to know and start making connections with the staff and other children in the preschool.  Our routines are regularly evaluated and adapted to each child in cooperation with their families.  Our routine is handed out to the new families well before the startup date.

Home and Preschool Communication

Parents are encouraged to come into the preschool and settle their child at the beginning of the day and ‘drop in’ before and after the teaching day (between 8:00-16:00). If you wish to discuss concerns or ideas, please ask the teacher directly to organize a convenient appointment. This is to ensure that serious discussions are given the appropriate amount of time and take place in the appropriate setting.  We wish to continue our open dialogue with parents.

In MyKid every parent will get a user profile to be able to enter the preschool’s page. There you will find information about your child’s everyday life in preschool and easy ways to communicate with the preschool.

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We highly encourage parents to come and support the child’s  learning  by watching their assembly; it is great fun to see what they are learning and how they are improving! In addition to Unit of Inquiry assemblies, Preschool children participate in weekly Preschool assemblies and school-wide assemblies to encourage a sense of community throughout the Preschool.

Teachers will provide families with preschool news, which will highlight play, learning activities, trips so families can support the work we are doing at preschool. To maintain open communication and involvement, we encourage you to attend child- led preschool and parent/teacher conferences.

Drop off and collection

Preschool opening hours are from 07.30 until 16.30. It means that you are free to come at 07.30, and must be out of the doors by 16.30. If you want time to talk to the staff about the day, you need to make sure to bee there in time during opening hours.It is important that an adult brings your child to Preschool, and also collects him/her from Trondheim International Preschool. It is also very important that parents make direct contact with our Preschool staff when dropping off and collecting children. We maintain signing in and signing out lists to ensure the safety of all the Preschool children. If someone different is to collect your child, please let us know at the beginning of the day or by Phone/ mail during the day.

We will not let your child go with anyone else that we do not know.

Please be aware that a fee of NOK 500,- will be charged if children are collected after 16.30.
(You need to be out from Preschool before 16.30, when the staff is locking the door)

When are we closed?

Christmas – From 23rd of December and starts 2nd of January

Easter – The preschool is closed for the whole week

Summer holiday – Weeks 28-29-30 every year.

Planning Days – Preschool has 5 Planning Days every year.  The days are updated on MyKid every year.