In 2011 my son Antoś was 3 years old and I was looking for a preschool that would face the challenges of the 20th century. I was looking for a place that would be friendly for my little man but at the same time have high educational standards and teach open-mindedness towards other people. I was convinced we can learn this through interactions with members of different cultures and nationalities through English as a global language of communication. When I failed to find such a place, an idea of opening my own playschool was born.
This is how the International Playschool, an English-speaking preschool was founded, with its primary location at 49 Wietrzna St in Wrocław, Poland.
Today, IPS is a group of facilities offering international education, certified to follow the highest educational standards, with English as a language of instruction. It consists of IPS Nursery, IPS Playschool, IPS School and the IPS Music School.
For the youngest children of 1 up to 2,5 years old, we’ve prepared a childcare offer in the IPS Nursery in a small, comfortable building on 49 Wietrzna St. IPS Nursery means a smile, security and and age-appropriate development. These are the priorities in case of our youngest pupils.
Small children learn to understand the world all the time. For this reason, their surrounding should be comfortable and cosy as well as stimulating for their development. The interior of the Nursery building is painted in warm, pastel shades, furniture and toys are appropriate for the age and the needs of our children. Focused on the children’s individual needs, we take into account their eating, hygiene and everyday routine habits. We strive to satisfy the requirements of a healthy and balanced food plan. At the parent’s request, we provide meals that are prepared by our own catering located in the IPS main building on 52 Drukarska St. We are also open for parents bringing their own food from home for their children.
We support the development of our youngest pupils through sensory art activities, exercises and children’s massage that stimulate and activate the receptors. We devote a lot of time for the development of communication and practical life skills. Our IPS Nursery pupils are immersed in English language, which will facilitate their communication and education in future.
One of the most influential factors in the nursery-aged children’s development is the people that surround them. All the IPS Nursery employees that were entrusted to take care of your precious ones are trained educators and caregivers, experienced with young children. Every IPS Nursery employee undergoes all the necessary trainings, including first aid training.
We are convinced that the contemporary education involves very important challenges of modelling well-educated, conscious and sensitive citizens who will become future leaders of values such as openness, tolerance and respect for other people. If I was to put everything that makes us different in one sentence, I would say that in IPS we truly like people.
Of course there are more distinguishing features than this.
We are a family-friendly place. We strive for the IPS to be safe, joyous and always open, not just for the children, but also for their parents.
We are international and multicultural – it is enough to open the world atlas to find places on every continent, that our students and teachers come from. The Nursery’s hometown, Wroclaw is called a meeting place, the junction of culture, the city of tolerance. IPS is a place of the same values.
We are socially conscious. In IPS we know that education is not just studying books. We appreciate engagement, activeness, social awareness and we try to imprint these values into our students.
And, last but not least, IPS is simply a great fun. Education, as well as our work should be a pleasure as only in a pleasurable atmosphere we can succeed. We do our best to spend each day with a smile on our faces to be able to say “I’ve had a great day today!” every evening.
Welcome to IPS Nursery