3 to 5 years old


Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

Our littlest learners get the best start to their educational journey through a combination of fun, friendship and discovery. Our specialist early years teachers bring the curriculum to life by blending play with outdoor adventures to ignite your child’s curiosity.

Our curriculum  

Our nursery and reception children follow the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. At this vital first stage in their education, we lay important developmental foundations, teaching the basics in English, maths and science through planned, purposeful play activities. There’s plenty of time for your child to express themselves, too, through music, games, and exploration. Our Forest School takes children on adventures into the great outdoors, including visits to local woods, farms and zoos. We also run a tailored after-school programme. From football, dance and ballet to crafts and construction, children pick up important skills and discover new talents.   

Assessing your child’s progress  

Our teachers make regular observations, keeping a record of how your child is doing and monitoring their progress against key developmental milestones. These assessments also help us to understand your child’s preferred style of learning. Through Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) sessions and tutor time, we look after your child’s well-being, too. 

Nursery and Reception Curriculum Guide

Nursery and Reception Curriculum Guide.pdf (4 MB)



At BISB, your child will follow a personalised programme of learning designed to unlock their potential, achieve outstanding academic results, and get them where they want to go in life.