Welcome to The British Children’s Academy
The British Children’s Academy (BCA) is an independent nursery and preschool in the heart of Skopje for children aged between 9 months to 6 years old. The BCA is Macedonia’s only fully licensed English Language Nursery teaching a curriculum based upon the United Kingdom Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS).
The British Children’s Academy is widely recognised for the thoroughness of its teaching and we pride ourselves on the fact that our children are well prepared for their next school having benefited from a varied and well-directed early education. We have a strong emphasis on encouraging children’s ability in the core skills of reading, writing and math. We are an inclusive nursery school where each child is given equal opportunity to discover and develop through high quality play based learning.
We recognise the importance of good manners and respect for others and believe this enables our children to be well prepared for life outside the nursery environment. We are dedicated to providing the children in our care with a strong foundation for life, and believe that a quality Early Years education provides children with the best opportunity to achieve their full potential both while at the nursery and in the future.
Children are taught in small classes led by fully qualified teachers and supported by teaching assistants.
Our educational objectives are:
- To create a warm caring and secure environment where children’s individual needs are supported allowing them to grow into independent confident characters who are respected and valued.
- To promote self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem.
- To motivate them to always do their best.
- To provide a firm foundation that equips each child with the skills and passion for lifelong learning.
- To provide well planned activities and opportunities, allowing children to progress successfully through the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- To develop the full potential of each individual child throughout their time in our School and prepare them to move on to the next stage in their education
- To support diversity and welcome all children recognising that each child’s learning journey is unique and individual.
The British Children’s Academy is an independent nursery dedicated to providing individual care and education for children. We aim to provide a warm and nurturing environment in which each child can flourish and reach their full potential. We endeavor to support every child in our care in order to ensure they achieve their utmost, develop confidence in their own abilities and a lifetime love of learning. The school’s focus is on families and children with a strong emphasis on pastoral care. Learning is individualized, with importance placed on concrete experiences. Traditional skills such as reading, handwriting and phonics, are valued and are taught daily. We regard these skills as essential tools, but the focus is always on creative thinking.
All staff of The British Children’s Academy are dedicated to the development of your child.
Each classroom teacher and assistant teacher is certified and licensed in early childhood education
and they all hold either a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education or Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
Our staff actively keeps up with the latest research in early childhood education,
and attends professional development programs, all with the goal of giving your children the quality education they deserve in their early years.
In addition our staff hold current Paediatric First Aid qualifications and Safeguarding training as appropriate to their roles.
Overview & Enrichment
Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for children from 9 months to 6 years old. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging children’s ability in the core skills of reading, writing and math. We place high value on our ethos of pastoral care through which children’s personal, social and emotional skills can be sensitively developed and supported by both their teachers and by one another. Children are taught in small classes led by fully qualified teachers and supported by Teaching Assistants.
At The British Children’s Academy our focus is on creating a unique learning environment, in which each child can flourish and reach their full potential and aim to ensure each child develops a love of learning during their time with us
You are in good hands with us!
Our lives are very much defined by what we eat and drink. Healthy eating helps children learn, play, grow and develop. The eating habits the children learn will carry over into adulthood.
At the BCA, meals are prepared freshly each day in the nursery kitchen. Our freshly prepared meals are designed to support the nutritious needs that are vital for the children’s development and growth. We take great care to provide a balanced menu and to accommodate any special requirements, diets and food allergies the children may have. No matter what your child’s dietary requirements are, we can ensure that we will offer a creative delicious alternative.
As well as using the standard food pyramid as a guide, we ensure that none of the food provided contains any added salt or sugar and is MSG free.
Registrations and Fees
At the British Children’s Academy we advise all prospective parents to visit the school prior to registration. Please email or call us to make an appointment. We will be delighted to show you around and will provide you with a registration form at the end of your visit.
2 months - 2 yrs
10% siblings discount
2 yrs - 6 yrs
10% siblings discount
In order to support families who attend BCA, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount for siblings.
This sibling discount will be applied to the eldest child’s fees and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount.