"Children are like tiny flowers: They are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers." - F. Froebel

A Loving and Nurturing Environment with Respect for the Individual

Children flourish when they feel emotionally secure. We create a warm, trusting atmosphere built on positive relationships. Every child is special and deserving of respect. Understanding their unique personalities helps us provide the best care.

Our teachers set a positive example and inspire children to embrace self-confidence and empathy. We champion holistic child development, considering the whole person in every aspect of their growth.

A Challenging and Stimulating Play-based Learning Environment

We provide fantastic opportunities for children to learn and grow across all key areas of development, always considering their interests. We believe children learn best through hands-on experiences and play, whether it’s initiated by them or guided by teachers. We use diverse teaching methods tailored to each child’s needs.

We encourage children to build on their existing knowledge and explore their interests further. Our hands-on activities engage all their senses, and we even involve them in experiments and observations to discover how things work. Our aim is to create a strong foundation for their future learning.

Loving and Professional Teachers

Our loving and talented educators, including native English speakers and qualified Hungarian teachers, create a multicultural learning experience. Our curriculum is tailored to meet each group’s needs.

Promoting Resilience and Independence

We empower children to become autonomous, responsible, and empathetic individuals. They learn to communicate, solve problems, and manage their emotions effectively.

Safe, Well-Equipped Facilities

Our children’s safety is of utmost importance to us and relevant actions have been taken throughout our premises.  Apple Tree is equipped to a high standard both in the classrooms and outdoors with consideration to the different age groups. Our playground complies with EU standards.  

We are proud of our well-equipped gymnasium, art room, children’s library, speech therapy room and piano room. Children and parents are greeted in our welcoming reception area. Our classrooms are bright, spacious and face our beautiful garden. Thinking of the safety of our youngest children, we designed a separate outdoor play area adjoining the young nursery classroom.

Being Healthy

We encourage children to develop an understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food. Our weekly schedule includes daily mini gym and feet exercise as well as gym sessions twice a week. We spend a large proportion of our time outdoors.

Activities take place in our garden, whenever the weather allows. We make good use of the lush, green parks and forests of Budapest on a regular basis.

Apple Tree provides healthy meals and snacks four times a day. The children are involved in the process of growing and preparing healthy fruit and vegetables.

Environmental Awareness

We put great emphasis on the appreciation and protection of nature. Related projects are part of our annual plan. (E.g. World Water Day, Earth Day, Birds’ and Trees’ Day). We observe the changes in nature throughout the seasons, both in our garden and in our extended surroundings. 

We are actively involved in maintaining our fruit trees and our vegetable patch. Our children experience the cycle of life from planting a seed to enjoying the harvested vegetables and fruit. We teach them about composting by regularly disposing our organic waste to our compost. We raise awareness to the importance of recycling and re-using of materials.

Celebrating Diversity

Every child is included. Children learn to value diversity in others and grow up making a positive contribution to society. We teach our children to be open, accepting the cultures of different nationalities. Apple Tree believes in offering equal opportunities to every child.

Parents as Partners

Parents know their children best. They are their first and most enduring educators. When parents and teachers work together, the results have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning. 

Therefore, we maintain a strong relationship with parents for the best possible care of their children. We foster honest and open communication on a daily basis.