Valentine’s Day – 11 February

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by

We would like to remind you that our Valentine’s Day Assembly will be this Thursday, 11 February. Please dress your children in pink or red for this day! Please note our three younger classes Happy Hippos, Tiny Tigers and Marvellous Meerkats will perform at 9 am in the gym. Our three older class groups, Fantastic

Learning and development in Forest School   The importance of play, play in Forest Schools Play begins in a very early age, with constantly repetitive movements and acts (schemas) – clapping hands in time to music, playing games like pat-a-cake, and rhythmically move to sounds. It progresses into active play during the nursery years and

Ready, Steady, Bake!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 by

Ready, Steady, Bake!   Learning by involvement It is not a new concept for anyone that young children learn most effectively when they are feeling well and having fun. Educators are completely aware of how child psychology and theories of education come to life through children’s play. The valuation, name and recognition of play has

Don’t be afraid of… Mud

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 by
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Playing in the Mud   Children have been playing in dirt and earth throughout human history. Views and approaches about using mud with children have formed and transformed as centuries and circumstances changed, but the one thing has remained stable: children simply love mud. Mud is an underrated but creative and versatile material. It has


Nurturing children’s personal development in an international environment through the language of food in Happy Kids Food as language? Educational institutions, nurseries should be symbolic and functional statements of equality and diversity.  They should celebrate the personal development of each child, through all aspect of teaching and nurturing. Mealtimes, food choices – although very important

About Nature education, sticks

Friday, 16 October 2015 by

Nature Education at happy Kids: Why do we let children play with sticks A world without sticks… Based on parental requirements and rare unfortunate events new laws are created on a regular basis that further limit the ways children can engage with the world around them. As a society we tend to react and leap

The Power of the Bilingual Brain

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 by
  • What are the benefits of acquiring a second language in early childhood?
  • How does learning an additional language aid brain development in both chldren and adults? – what current scientific research shows

Making the Champions of Tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by

A Kindergarten with a Multicultural Environment

“This is not our first kindergarten in Budapest,” explains Educational Director Suzy Jones when asked about the history of the Happy Kids International Kindergarten located in the Buda Hills. “My husband, Peter Jones established the International School of Budapest (ISB) in 1991. Later, he sold that business and it was then that we started Happy Kids kindergarten, which opened in January 2000 with five children,” she adds.

“I’m not hungry,” four-year-old Andrew says sweetly, sitting at the dining room table, his untouched meal before him. His mother takes a deep breath, and the little vein in her neck begins to throb. Another dinner-time battle has begun. Andrew has figured out how to drive his mother crazy: He eats only one brand of canned spaghetti for lunch, refuses dinner and whines for snacks up until bedtime.


Eating is one area where kids can begin to control their parents. Mom and Dad—worried that their slender, picky eater isn’t getting enough nourishment—resort to threatening, bribing, cajoling or catering to their child to try to get him to eat. Once an eating problem develops, it takes patience and time to deal with it. Here are some hints from the experts to help you over the hurdle.

On-site Child Care

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by

More and more companies are recognizing that providing benefits such as workplace child care centers are beneficial to the company because of increased productivity and decreased absence.

Often parents returning to the workplace are unable to, or find extremely difficult to find quality childcare, causing lowered productivity at work. Employee job satisfaction is also affected. Some parents consistently arrive at work late and leave early in order to drop-off and pick-up their children at day-care centers. Others are becoming even less dependable because they are forced to take days off to stay at home with their children when the day-care centres are closed.