The Early Years Foundation Stage of the British National Curriculum sets standards for the preschool learning, development and care of children up to 5 years old, to make sure they get the very best start in school and life.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a time of amazing change, as your child evolves from toddler to emerging learner. Children develop and learn in different ways, and we take account of this in planning our teaching and activities at St. Andrews International School Bangkok. As a result, our kindergarten and nursery school curriculum encompasses the education and care of all preschool-aged children, including those who may have some learning challenges.
“Helping your child have the best possible start to life.”
We keep up-to-date with the best preschool educational practices from around the world at our Bangkok kindergarten, but our main curriculum guidance is taken from the UK. As changes are made to the Foundation Years provision, we look critically at our own practice and make any changes to our preschool teaching that would enhance the education we offer.
Structure of our Bangkok Preschool Programme
The Early Years Foundation Stage is divided into three groups: Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception. The curriculum is split into three prime and four specific areas of learning, with three learning characteristics that we help our pupils achieve:
Prime Areas of Learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Specific Areas of Learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Characteristics of Effective Learning:
- Playing and Exploring
- Active Learning
- Creating and Thinking Critically
For more information on our Early Years programme at St. Andrews International School Bangkok, please contact our friendly admissions team.