Bladins International preschool (IPS) is an IB inspired preschool that caters for children between 1-5 years old. We follow the Swedish National preschool curriculum (Förskolans läroplan, Lpfö 18), with an English language profile. This means that while Swedish is the main pedagogical language in preschool, many activities such as storytelling and song time are undertaken in English. Developing both languages in parallel can be a great benefit for international children as it prepares them both for a continued English language education as well as life in Sweden. 

We take an inclusive approach to teaching, where our interaction with each child is based on their own capabilities and needs, and differences are viewed as assets. The teacher creates opportunities and environments where children can develop their knowledge. They gain faith in their own ability to educate themselves from different perspectives, such as intellectual, linguistic, ethical, practical, sensual and aesthetic. We also attach great importance to developing children’s influence and participation in their day to day activities. 

To do this in the best possible way, we use pedagogical documentation. The use of pedagogical documentation is grounded in what the children are doing: what projects they are part of, their personal development and what awakens their interests in their daily activities. This approach is really about capturing the children’s ongoing activities and relationships in order for the teachers to get the opportunity to discuss them and challenge the children further. 

Applications to IPS

To apply to our preschool, please review our Admissions page and complete an application. If you have any questions about admissions, please contact the Admissions Officer on Please be aware that if you intend to apply for your child to transfer to Bladins International School after completing IPS then a new application must be completed irrespective of whether guardians have other siblings attending BISM. All applications will be processed in accordance with the criteria set out in accordance with Swedish School Law Chapter 24 Paragraph 3.