Where is the school located?

The school is located in the heart of Ikoyi, a quiet suburb of Lagos. The address is No 25, Sir Tony Eromosele street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos. It is conveniently located for both parents/guardians that live either on the mainland or Island due to the excellent road network links from Victoria Island, Lekki and environs, also its easy accessibility via the third mainland bridge for those on the mainland.

Please give details of your staff/administration

Our teachers are trained and/or experienced Montessori teachers or British curriculum trained with years of experience working with children, helping with their learning and development.

Ratio of Kids to teachers

Our ratio depends on the age group of the children, the largest of which is a ratio of 1 teacher to 5 kids in the older classes. In the crèche we have ratio of 1:3 teachers and we also have nursery assistants and floaters available all day.

What age range are your students?

The kids can register in the crèche from the age of 3 months and we have the playgroup and nursery arm till age 5+.

What is the curriculum/teaching methodology?

We blend the British Early years foundation stage along with a Montessori curriculum and a ‘Nigerian curriculum’.
Are extra-curricular activities available? School Hours and any after school services offered?

We currently have extracurricular activities such as Art and Crafts and a homework club. We also have playgroups and after school care after school hours.

Our school opening hours are from 6:30am – 6:30pm, core learning is from 8am – 1:30pm daily. The extended hours are available for busy parents unable to pick up their kids on time or do not have another alternative in childcare during working hours. We also run a full year programme to support busy or working parents.

Any school meals?

We provide healthy meals for the children which are cooked on site with high hygiene standards e.g. rice, stew and vegetables, eba/semo and okra soup with beef, spaghetti bolognaise, chips and hotdogs, beans and plantain etc.

We also cater to specific dietary needs.
What is the admission process? deadline? 

I always encourage every parent/guardian to visit the school first (and other schools too) where they can meet with the School Head or any of the administrative or teaching staff who will show them round, tell them about the services we offer and answer any questions. The parent/guardian gets asked a few questions about the child and is also given an application pack to complete the registration.

The school runs a full year programme so a child (not in the nursery section) can be admitted at any time during the year.

Tuition?

The fees are very competitive and we request that these are paid every quarter (three months) depending on the start date of the child. There is a one-off joining fee, a quarterly medical, recurring school fees ans registration fee.

How do you assess students’ progress?

The kids are assessed on an individual and ongoing basis and each child has an assessment pack to monitor progress and development. We also carry out more structured assessment in May and October every year.

Discipline methods?

We use an effective ‘naughty corner’ system whereby we remove the child from the situation to think about what they have done and also address the issue. We believe in constant reinforcement to curb any inappropriate behaviour. We do not smack children in our school.

Do you offer a school bus service?

Yes, we have a school bus however all our parents currently have arrangements to drop their kids.

What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?

A lot of factors should be considered such as child protection measures, proximity, the facility and environment, the staff, the ratio of staff to kids, the learning aids/materials, the procedures, Health and safety, security amongst others. PBK provides all of these with very high standards.

How is your school preparing children for learning and operating in the 21st century?

At PBK we understand the importance of preparing our children for learning and operating in the 21st century, this means teaching has to be more than the core subjects at an early stage so kids can adopt quickly into the techno world which they are growing up in. The focus at this early age is to disseminate knowledge to them, and teach how to use this knowledge and apply it to new situations as they learn and communicate their experiences daily, also encouraging them to collaborate and solve problems with their peers in the classroom.

Q?

Frequently asked questions – FAQs

A.

Where is the school located?
The school is located in the heart of Ikoyi, a quiet suburb of Lagos. The address is No 25, Sir Tony Eromosele street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos. It is conveniently located for both parents/guardians that live either on the mainland or Island due to the excellent road network links from Victoria Island, Lekki and environs, also its easy accessibility via the third mainland bridge for those on the mainland.
Please give details of your staff/administration
Our teachers are trained and/or experienced Montessori teachers with years of experience working with children and helping with their learning and development.

Ratio of Kids to teachers
Our ratio depends on the age group of the children, the largest of which is a ratio of 1 teacher to 5 kids in the older classes. In the crèche we have ratio of 1:3 teachers and we also have nursery assistant available all day.

What age range are your students and classes?
The kids can register in the crèche from the age of 3 months and we have the playgroup and nursery arm till age 4/5+.
What is the curriculum/teaching methodology?
We blend the British Early years foundation stage along with a Montessori curriculum and a ‘Nigerian curriculum’.

Extra-curricular activities available? School Hours and any after school services offered?
We currently have extracurricular activities such as Art and Crafts and a homework club. We also have playgroups and after school care after school hours.
Our school hours are from 6:30am – 6:30pm, core learning is from 8am – 1:30pm daily. The extended hours are available for busy parents unable to pick up their kids on time or do not have another alternative in childcare during working hours. We provide light meals for the children on the premises also.
We also run a full year programme to support busy or working parents.

What is the admission process & deadline? Is it rolling?
I always encourage every parent/gauardian to visit the school first (and other schools too) where they can meet with myself or any of the administrative team who will show them round, tell them about the services we offer and answer any questions. The parent/guardian gets asked a few questions about the child and is also given an application pack to complete the registration.
The school runs a full year programme so a child can be admitted at any time during the year.
Tuition! Is there a payment plan for parents?
The fees are very competitive and we request that these are paid every three months depending on the start date of the child. There is currently no payment plan however I am happy to address individual cases.
How do you assess students’ progress?
The kids are assessed on an individual and ongoing basis and each child has an assessment pack to monitor progress and development. We also carry out more structured assessment in May and October every year.

Discipline methods
We use an effective ‘naughty corner’ system whereby we remove the child from the situation to think about what they have done and also address the issue. We also explain a child’s actions, why it is wrong and a better alternative.

Do you offer a school bus service?
Yes we have a school bus however all our parents currently have arrangements to drop their kids.
What should parents be looking for to decide if your school would work for them/their children?
A lot of factors should be considered such as proximity, the facility and environment, the staff, the ratio of staff to kids, the learning aids/materials, the procedures, Health and safety, security amongst others. PBK provides all of these with very high standards.