We have  a second site in Stupava

Kindergarten

Our program has emerged out of and is an expression of our experience. Our unique curriculum was developed to meet the needs of children who come from different cultures, backgrounds, and languages and respect their inner drives. It is directed toward the child’s ability to learn at their own pace in a loving and playful setting. Our daily programme uses the British-based Jolly Phonics Literacy Programme enhanced by the hands-on Montessori approach. Attention is placed on developing key learning skills such as concentration, perseverance, and cooperation, as well as communication, early literacy, and numeracy skills.

  • Nursery 
    (2 ½ - 4)
  • Reception
    (age 4 - 5)
  • Year 1
    (age 5 - 6)

Curriculum

Character Building

Reading & Writing

Science & Environmental Education

Mathematics, Geometry & Logical Thinking

Arts, Movement & Creativity

Pedagogical Approach

In the kindergarten years, we focus on offering a blended approach fully in English, utilizing the Montessori pedagogy combined with our unique Character Building Programme and the British Jolly Phonics. We thus assure exposure to sensorial and hands-on learning, practical life skills, along with exposure to the arts and diverse cultures. Experience shows that our blended approach, combining a number of pedagogies, offers a true embodiment of a wonderful opportunity for growth and meets the requirements of our children and the expectations of our parents.

Montessori

Language of Virtues

Full Day English

Practical Life & Skills Development

Music, Culture & Diversity

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We view early childhood as an age of great potential and a period of real constructiveness and a fundamental age for the development of good habits and a virtuous character.
  • Our early year's curriculum has been refined for over 20 years
  • School day 8:30 - 15:30
  • Open Door Policy for students and parents
  • All-day English
  • International Environment
  • Small Child-Teacher Ratio
  • Hands-on Learning both inside and outside
  • Unique Character Building Programme
  • Healthy & Nutritious Meals
  • Minimum 1 hour Outside Play Daily

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When your child joins Brilliant Stars, your whole family is joining a vibrant community.

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What People Say

Do you still remember the excited eyes and hunger for new knowledge and skills that are so typical of kindergarteners? When searching for a school, retaining the love of learning was our top criteria. That’s why we came to Brilliant Stars. And the choice was good - kids asking “when can I start some math?” on the first day of school, kids going deeper on some school topic and bringing their findings back to others, kids writing short books, kids looking forward to discussing moral choices and current affairs… by now, our kids are 10 years old. They still love learning.
I whole-heartedly recommend Brilliant Stars to any parents searching for a warm, safe school environment that nurtures the whole child. My daughter attended preschool and year one for three years and leaves the school confident and prepared for her next adventure. Brilliant Stars' dedicated staff supported her natural talents and personality and showed her how much she can accomplish. I especially valued Brilliant Stars' emphasis on virtue education and the effort they make to instill their students with a sense of responsibility-- for themselves, for their friends and loved ones, and for the world around them. Brilliant Stars' curriculum and philosophy unlocks academic excellence without neglecting equally important social skills and commitment to community. We had experience with other, more expensive private schools in Bratislava but Brilliant Stars outclasses them easily---- it is what we will miss most about leaving Slovakia.
Thank you for the excellent cooperation in the last 5 years. Having had the chance to attend Brilliant Stars was the best start to education of our children we could have imagined. Hearing children chatter fluently in English at the end of Kindergarten, was a great achievement. Not being a bilingual family, we considered that as one of the main objectives and it was met. Your enthusiastic and motivated team whom our children and us will keep the best memories of. Always smiling, ready to help and discuss, proactively report on status. Last but not least – healthy cuisine, clean environment, library, well-groomed premises, educational tools and playground… Brilliant Stars should be referred to as a role model for other educational institutions!
I would like to thank you for all the efforts you took and make this difficult time as smooth as it is possible. Everything was so well-organised and once again I must say that I am very proud to my child in this school 🧡
I have two children at Brilliant Stars' and I am delighted with the care and approach of all of the staff towards childcare and education in the early years. Both my children are flourishing under their academic, social and moral guidance. My older child has loved the use of Jolly Phonics (a UK approach to teaching literacy) as a learning tool and enjoys his numeracy, science, art and music lessons. The kindergarten also offers a wide variety of extra activites and has a lending library. Finally, and one of the key reasons why I chose this kindergarten, is that the head teacher is an inspiration to everyone involved with the kindergarten - very proactive, accommodating, hands-on and very focused on the children and what is best for them. I can highly recommend this kindergarten and given the high standard they have set can only expect their new Stupava branch to be just as good.
I think Brilliant start gives children 'active learning', and teachers know how to support children's Curiosity. I can see that my children are having good time. Because my children can't stop speaking what they have done today with big smile when I pick them up after school.
Thank you and your entire team for the tremendous work. I have been impressed from the very beginning by the flexibility of your staff and the speed with which you managed to convert the entire curriculum online.