UNIQUE CURRICULUM FOR AGES 4 MONTHS TO 6 YEARS
Kipinä provides an enhanced globalised version of the Finnish curriculum for early childhood education, merging play-based learning with focused instruction methodology to guide children to scaffolded learning outcomes through play and fun. The kids don't know they're learning but parents easily see the incredible way their children develop.
MONTHLY & WEEKLY LESSON PLANS
A curriculum for early years is a broad statement of intent and approaches - a philosophical guide, so to speak. If you think of it as a road map to a destination - it shows the big picture. But it doesn't suggest all the different routes you can take, or the turn by turn instructions for the best results. Kipinä breaks down the Finnish curriculum into very detailed weekly plans for every age group from 4 months to 6 years providing teachers with valuable resources and concrete tools.
KIPINÄ MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Our proprietary nursery and preschool management software can be accessed from any computer (Mac or PC) or any mobile device. Everything is stored in the cloud, backed up automatically in the cloud, and heavily protected. All your children, staff and parent records, payroll, lesson plans are always easily accessible in a super-user friendly dashboard - so simple we didn't even have to show our own staff how to use it.
MOBILE APPS FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STAFF
Using a dedicated in-classroom app, teachers mark attendance, report daily activities, track each child's development and share photos, notes and videos with parents. Meanwhile parents use their app to access all this information and to automatically check their children in and out of the preschool or nursery. Staff use their app to manage their annual leave, payslips and clocking in and out.
COMPLETE, DOCUMENTED OPERATIONS, POLICIES, STAFF HANDBOOK AND FINANCIAL PLAN TEMPLATE
COMPLETE BRANDING & DESIGN
We take away all the guesswork by providing you with our Start-Up Guide, full design elements for every classroom, piece of furniture, IT, shade cloth, paint colour, playground ... and we direct you to the vendors so you can source everything at the best price from trusted suppliers, saving you months of research and haggling.
OUR ARCHITECT HELPS WITH YOUR DESIGN
When you find a property you want to renovate, or if you have plans for a new building, our trusted architect will either draft your first set of plans or provide detailed feedback on your architect's plans to help get your design perfect and save you money.
WE SET UP YOUR WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES AND EMAILS
Within 48 hours we'll have your website and social media sites up and running and ready to begin pre-marketing even while you are finalising your property. Not only that, we pay for hosting and maintaining your website and direct all enquiries straight to you. Of course we can also customise it to you, and add support in any language you need.
ONSITE TRAINING FOR ACADEMIC STAFF
In the month before your open your nursery or preschool we send our Academic Director or Head Trainer to your nursery or preschool, where she will be embedded with your academic staff for 5 to 8 days and will fully train them on how to deliver the Kipinä program. Our Academic Director or Head Trainer will also host an Open Day at your school where she will present the academic program to your prospective parents and supporters.
VIDEO TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Kipinä will launch our new "Online University" in 2018, giving your teachers and assistant teachers access to a wonderful video-based progressive and linear training course to certify them in the Kipinä approach and ensure continuous professional development.