"Every year, a great percentage of our hardworking and dedicated employees entrust us with their children right from the daycare till they develop early learning at our Early Childhood Development School. Last week, we were privileged to facilitate an annual graduation ceremony for our employees’ children who were transitioning from the Florensis’ ECD centre into Primary school education. The practice has been one of many pleasantries and learning experiences, as the majority of our graduates have utilized our childcare facilities since birth", says Florence Obonyo, Sustainability & Social Officer at Florensis Kenya.
"All our employees are at liberty to sign up their young ones at our daycare facility from the age of 3 months, where they are natured with healthy meals, a playing room, diaper changing and sleeping room with warm cosy beds. At age 2, the children join playgroups that enable them to learn speech, primary interactions and outdoor games at our playground. When they reach age 4, they are enrolled into our ECD School where they are equipped with basic life skills including; etiquette, sanitation, numbers, music, art, sports, functions of family and school, alphabetical letters and communication.
"At the ECD, we ensure that by the time they attain the age of 6, they are ready to join grade 1 in other schools, with the skills necessary to conduct themselves in diverse situations. We also help them identify their strengths and a few other soft skills which are awarded during the annual graduation ceremony. These skill categories include; Best reader, fastest learner, most disciplined, cleanest, most social, best in public speaking, best artist, most athletic, etc.
"This year, 22 children graduated during a colourful ceremony crowned with face painting, bouncing castles, trampoline, certificates of completion and graduation gowns. The graduates, accompanied by their guardians, enjoyed entertaining presentations and a sumptuous meal. Each graduate was gifted with a quality school backpack, lunch box, water bottle and a storybook. The Florensis team wishes them all the best in their future, as we continue to support our employees in mentoring their young ones into responsible children."
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Moi South Lake Road | 20117 Naivasha
P.O. Box 1896 Naivasha
T: +254 700730730