TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE PALLIES
Every daycare or preschool should be safe, secure, clean, have age appropriate activities, and a caring child-friendly staff. Beyond these basic expectations, here are the Top Reasons for choosing Pallies as your preferred childcare center:
Longer Operating Hours Create More Flexibility and Convenience
Every family has different child caring needs. From dual working parents, to full-time parents who need to run errands without kids, to families with nannies but are looking for more for their child, to families that want to get their kids prepared for bigger schools, Pallies is here to provide that flexibility and care. Parents are busy people too! Our hours of care are from 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, and open all year round except for public holidays and extended holidays during Songkran and Christmas/New Years. Length of day options available for your child include a full day with nap times (optional for the older kids) or a half day (morning or afternoon). Meals include 3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner options) and 2 snack times (morning and afternoon). The days are filled with activities and play-based lessons which encourages confidence building and independence. All of this while making friends, or Pallies!
Small Home-Like Setting for a More Nurturing Confidence Building Environment
Smaller Classroom Sizes and Small Child/Teacher Ratio
Where, in most daycares or preschools in Bangkok, classroom sizes range from 15-30 children, our largest classroom will be no larger than 10 children so that your child will get the appropriate amount of attention required and no child will be left behind. In our Young toddler classroom for 1 – 2 year olds, the child/teacher ratio will be no larger than 4:1. In our Older Toddler classroom for 2 – 3 year olds, the child/teacher ratio will be no larger than 5:1.
A Variety of Facility Space Including Indoor/Outdoor
Pallies has indoor/outdoor/gym space. Weather permitted, every child is taken outside for activities at least 30-60 minutes each day. When outside and hot, elevated fans and sun shades are used to cool and protect the kids. If too hot, children have access to the fully padded gym for activity or even there cool classrooms during free play.
Nutritious Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and Snacks (Morning, Afternoon)
Frequent communication between parents and the school is essential. We guarantee regular reports, both verbal and written. These reports are given every day for toddlers and preschoolers before they head home. Additionally, an end of the week newsletter is sent electronically with a brief summary of what was covered and pictures that were taken during the week highlighting kids activities.
Curriculum and Philosoph
Our play-based approach makes learning fun all day long. As opposed to telling the kids what to think, our goal is to partner with them and give them opportunities to take the initiative in exploration. When children think they’re playing, they’re actually developing and learning skills. Armed with daily lesson plans, our teachers will encourage daily lessons and weekly themes just to start the exploration, but we then allow the children to drive the direction of the activity in fun creative ways.
Engagement and Inclusio
Teachers and their assistants are focused on making sure that each child is included and engaged in the activities. With small classroom sizes and teacher/child ratios, we are able to do this so that no child is forgotten and ample opportunity is given to each child. We recognize that each child is unique and comes with a different approach to engagement so we focus on figuring out what will build their self confidence to a level where they are willing to take additional risk.
Sick Policy: Monitoring and Prevention
Our sick policy is designed for the sick child’s protection, as well as for others in the center. Everyday as children arrive to school, staff will check the child’s temperature with a thermometer. If the child’s temperature is measured at or above 38.3 degree Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit), the child’s parent will be notified and a request will be made to have them come to take home their child.
Respectful and Welcoming
Pallies is an environment where the teachers and administrators respect your home culture and language. We will always do our best to respect any request made due to religious and cultural differences.