AZBUKA Foundation is the project that has grown from and based upon more than 13-years of AZBUKA work in London. AZBUKA has the track record, experienced staff and a large community of families and children who have benefitted from bilingual education since 2001.
AZBUKA Foundation is 5 directions:
2001 – Azbuka organisation started (Russian cultural Club for multilingual families).
2002 – The first Ofsted registered Russian Nursery School in England opened (located in L.B. Richmond-Upon-Thames).
2005 – Russian Saturday school with the specialist curriculum (Russian in the bilingual context) started for older children.
2011–Azbuka recognised by Department for Education (DfE) to be working within the English legislation (Early Years Foundation Stage) for pre-school education.
2013 – Azbuka Foundation (registered Charity and non-profit organisation governed by a Board of Trustees) formed. Thekey objective of Azbuka Foundation is to progress into a full-time bilingual education project, incorporating all the existing elements under the unique umbrella of Azbuka Foundation.
Azbuka has been operating since 2001 and has educated more than 700 children (Nursery and School) since being founded. Azbuka Club has a wide membership having provided a vast range of cultural and educational events for the past 13 years. Popularity and effectiveness of Azbuka has resulted in long waiting lists (2 years for nursery school places). Children travel from all over London (including central London and the Home Counties).
Azbuka teachers are professionals in Early Years Education, primary school and secondary teaching (Russian and English) and include teachers, linguists, artists and musicians. Azbuka teaching staff provides external training on bilingual education to educationalists, teachers and parents. Training and CPD is seen as an important element of Azbuka, with Azbuka staff attending training courses, taking part and publishing at international bilingual conferences.