Is the application for am and pm classes made on a first-come-first served basis?
Yes, early application is advised as applications will be considered in order in which they are received. Priority will be given to those children who have a sibling who is currently attending or is a graduate of City Kids Little Stars or City Kids PreSchool.
Children who are not offered a immediate spot will be placed on our waiting list.
does City kids have a school bus service? where does it serve? from what age can children join?
Yes, City Kids has a well established relationship with a third party school bus service called Castle Brothers offering school bus service from various locations including Pok Fu Lam, Mid-Levels, Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. Many of our children use the school bus service from 2.8 years old.
There's no need to pack a snack - we provide a daily healthy snack consisting of two types of fruits and crackers (occasionally a biscuit or muffin!) Do let us know if your child has any allergies.
what are the parking arrangements on campus?
There are a limited number of carparks available for City Kids parents to use at the front of the building.
what are the age requirements for admission to preschool?
Our unaccompanied PreSchool programme starts from 2.8 years old. Early application is advised.
what primary school fo children go after city kids?
The majority of our graduating children move on to different International Primary Schools in Hong Kong, including but not limited to Kellet, ESF (Kenendy, Peakm Glenealy, Bradbury), FIS, AIS, GSIS etc.
Does city kids have any special events or outside learning opportunities for children?
Our children go outside daily for at least 30 minutes on our beautiful balcony where they can explore sand, water, construction and other play equipment. We also usually finish our week with active play on the shared playground downstairs on Fridays.
We host weekly assemblies where our whole school comes together to learn about special celebrations/ events, or to explore one of our seven virtues; cooperation, resilience, compassion, respect, inquiry play, communication and adaptability.
We orgranise other special activities throughout the year (on and off campus) including sports day, Christmas concert, visits from authors, outings to the theatre and occasional trips to the beach or park.
CAN I MOVE MY CHILD'S NAP TIME? Depending on your child's age and appropriate sleep needs this can certainly be done. I'd encourage you to determine their wake window first to ensure this is covered before shifting their schedule. Also understanding your child's total day time sleep needs can help to ensure they are getting enough sleep during the day. If this need isn't covered, you may come across difficulties with night time sleep.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD'S AFTERNOON NAP NEEDS TO BE SHORTER FOR SCHOOL? This would again depend on your child's age and their unique sleep needs, however sometimes we can shift bedtime earlier to cover lost day time sleep.
UNTIL WHAT AGE DO CHILDREN NAP IN THE AFTERNOONS? Most children will keep their daytime nap until they are 3 - 3.5 years old. However it it not uncommon for some children to continue their nap beyond this time. I'd recommend offering 'quiet time' in the middle of the day if you have a child whom has dropped their nap to help them take a break and avoid over tiredness.
WHAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF A DAYTIME SLEEP SCHEDULE FOR A CHILD AT PRESCHOOL FROM 1:15 - 4:15PM? Assuming your child is on a 1 nap schedule and over 2 years old then a nap time of 11:15am - 12:45pm would still give them a 1.5 hour sleep. It is important to ensure they have their lunch prior to this nap so that they do not wake during this time due to hunger. Often a 'split lunch' works well on this schedule where they have a half before nap and the other half as a 'snack' when they wake. I'd recommend bringing bedtime earlier for a child on this schedule so avoid the gap being too long between nap and bedtime.
We recommend speaking directly to Gemma if you need any further advice or hep with your child's sleep.