Children are accepted when they are about 3 years old and are divided into age groups of a maximum 15 per group. Their education in the kindergarten continues until they are to become first-graders.
The kindergarten offers two different organization plans – all day and half-day. The all day plan starts at 8.00 and finishes at 18.00, while the half-day plan starts at 8.00 again, but finishes at 13.00 or at any other convenient time for the parents. Furthermore, staff members to meet and look after the children are present from 7.30 until 18.30.
Sample of kindergarten’s daytime schedule
8.00 – 9.00 Arrival of children; Breakfast
9.00 – 10.00 Premeditated pedagogical situations in accordance with State Educational Requirements (SER)
10.00 – 10.45 Russian language, music, choreography
10.45 – 11.30 Unpremeditated game situations; Outdoor recreational activities
11.30 – 12.30 Preparation for lunch; Lunch
12.30 – 12.45 Preparation for afternoon rest
12.45 – 15.00 Afternoon rest
15.00 – 15.30 Snack
15.30 – 16.15 English language; Premeditated and unpremeditated game situations
16.20 – 18.00 Game situations; Activities of children’s choice; Outdoor games; End of day
The organization of the educational process is regulated by rules, which are annually approved by the Sofia Regional Educational Inspectorate.