Granby Carlton are very lucky to have a member of staff that speaks two languages. Children benefit from this in a number of ways.
Some of the main benefits of receiving a bilingual education are:
Increased cognitive development, Improved memory, Improvements in the executive function of the brain.
Alicja joined the Granby Carlton team in May 2021 and has been an enthusiastic addition to the team. Alicja came to England from Poland when she was 10 years old, with the vision of working with children, she succeeded at school and then went on to study Level 3 childcare.
Alicia shares lots of interesting aspects with the children, such as Polish music, food, and talking about the difference in environments, this enables children to understand that although we are very similar, we are also very different. This enhances the Cultural capitol of the setting, by opening discussions about the children’s own experiences, we then extend this by
Research shows that having access to a second language enables children to develop skills such as problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and the ability to multitask.
The children can count in English and polish and are learning some polish songs.