About our preschool
Bladins Preschool is located in a very green part of Malmö, with neighbouring Pildammsparken on our doorstep. The preschool moved to its fresh and bright newly renovated purpose built facilities in the summer of 2014. Here we have dedicated educators, childminders and Montessori and preschool teachers who work to make every day meaningful for our children.
Bladins Preschool works according to the Swedish Preschool Curriculum Lpfö 18 and most of the instruction is carried out in Swedish. We support our children in the English language through activities such as games, songs, stories and language exercises. We also place great emphasis on designing our environments to stimulate imagination and creativity through play. All our children should feel that they receive the support and encouragement they need, and are always able to develop at their own pace. Our focus is based on democratic principles, and we of course practice and work with matters of equality.
Comparison between IB guidelines and the Swedish preschool curriculum
On behalf of Bladins, Lotta Kårlind, former head of unit at the Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen), have made a comparison between the IB’s EYP (PYP) guidelines and the Swedish preschool curriculum. This compilation/analysis takes its starting point in the curriculum for Swedish preschool (Lpfö18) for children aged 1-5 years, and in the presentations/guidelines of EYP (PYP) for children aged between 3-5 years, available on the IB organization’s website www.ibo.org. The aim is to provide a schematic, overall picture of the similarities but also of the differences that can be found when reading through the various governing documents. The compilation does not claim to be scientific, it is not comprehensive.
The educators are not tied to any specific group of children, instead we allocate resources to meet the individual needs of all children. Our units cooperate throughout the year in the school yard, at opening and closing time, and during Christmas and summer holidays to support and uphold the safety of our preschool children.
Educators participate in further training and study current research, curricula and collegial learning in order to meet and develop the various needs and interests the children and our preschool has.
We follow Malmö stads maximum rate (maxtaxa) regarding fees. The following rules apply to preschool admissions:
- Sibling advantage
- Registration date
Our preschools are open according to the decided time frame.
Our current opening hours are: 07:15-17:30 non-holiday weekdays.