Are you a newbie parent in Sweden or recently relocated to Sweden and are in search of your child’s preschool? Then I have got your back in this matter. As a parent, you may be worried about getting ready for your kids’ preschool as this is the stepping stone to their educational careers. Everyone wants the best of everything for their children and especially when it comes to their education.
No one can know the feeling of newbie parents who will be leaving their kids to strangers for half of the day. Your mind can be stuffed with a lot of questions and a mix of different feelings may arise. It can be scary when you don’t even know the language of the residing country or don’t have any guidelines beforehand.
If you are having the questions like what you should do or what you shouldn’t, I have the best preparation tips for you and your kids. These preparation tips may vary from person to person or school to school, but some of these are as follows:
Swedish Preschools/ Inskolning
Every school has different ways of introducing kids to the school and the school’s environment. The introductory phase usually takes one to two weeks or else it depends upon your child’s adaptation to the new things. This time span is an opportunity for parents and kids to learn about the school’s environment and teaching methods. You can gather the information about your major concerns like how the supervision of kids is done both indoor and outdoor, the schedule, daily routine, recreational activities and much more.
Generally, schools will give you the necessary information about this phase that how it will work so that you can plan accordingly. This phase is also an opportunity for the parents to overcome separation anxiety or anything like that.
There is a huge list of things that you need to know about your kids’ school clothes according to the Swedish weather. You should have enough knowledge or better should do a course on how to protect your kids during school time. You should have a set of clothes that can work for your kids both inside and outside the home for the whole week.
You should add labels on your kids’ clothes either manually or can buy customized clothes so that it can be handy to assort the accessories or clothes of each kid in the school.
What else you need to know?
You should know that the schools don’t provide diapers so it is your responsibility to bring the diapers for your kids. Your child will get an individual cabinet where you can put all the accessories and don’t forget to add tags or write names on all of them.
Swedish schools work hard to let your kids identify themselves by every mean. They don’t separate the toys for kids, instead, the let the children choose whatever they want. The majority of school staff avoid using male or female pronouns and they use a pronoun “hen” which is borrowed from Finnish.
Öppna föskolor or open preschool is a type of drop-in playground for children till the age of six years and their parents. These schools are free to attend and don’t need any special registration. These playgrounds provide a fantastic opportunity for the parents to meet other local parents and to spend time with their kids to get them prepared for their schooling experience.
These are some important tips and a quick guide for parents about the preschools in Sweden and the list goes on. You should plan the things accordingly and should do the research to gather all the information you need.