The Miratorg corporate children's nursery received its pre-school educational institution licence.
September, 2016. Miratorg – Russia's largest pork and beef producer – has announced that its corporate children's nursery, built in the cottage settlement of Uyutny, in Korochansky District of Belgorod Region, received a state licence as a pre-school educational institute, at the beginning of the school year.
The issuing of the licence is proof that the corporate children's nursery has all the facilities and professional care required for such a pre-school education institute. This enables the nursery to call itself a pre-school educational institution officially, making it a first stage of the Russian educational system. Currently the nursery is completing formalities about the content of its educational programs for pre-schoolers, and its syllabus.
There are already two cottage settlements for staff members, at the villages of Olympisky and Uyutny, and over 150 staffers have already received comfortable, modern accommodation at the settlements. The Uyutny Village settlement features 49 single- and twin-storey detached homes, four apartment buildings with eight apartments in each and an overall floorplan area of 6379 square metres – the first corporate children's nursery, which has been in operation since 2015. From early autumn the company has also completed a project to develop a well-thought-out town development which offers improved comfort and standard-of-living for those living in the village, by creating several thematic zones for walks and relaxation, children's playgrounds, and sports facilities.
The children's nursery offers 100 places, with space for two nursery groups and four pre-school groups at once. The kiddies enjoy all the right facilities – there are music and sports halls, with a climbing wall; a computer room; an indoor swimming pool with modern water-filtration/disinfection; a sports field with astro-turf; an Auto-City where kids learn about road safety; and of course, modern well-equipped playground centres.
Vassily Popov, CEO of the Korocha Miratorg facility said “Kids spend a large part of their day at the nursery, so it's really important to make sure that all the facilities they need are in place. We are trying to use educational approaches that offer kids the maximum possible educational benefit without overloading them. We avoid monotonous lessons, and all of the activities take place in a play environment.”