The best possible start to their education
Our children in Nursery (Pre-school) and Reception (Junior Kindergarten) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This introduces little ones, aged 3 – 5 years old, to a wide range of skills and knowledge.
Recognized as one of the world’s leading curricula for young children, the English Early Years Foundation Stage EYFS aligns with the National Curriculum for England, setting standards for the learning and development of children up to 5 years old.
The EYFS provides a broad, balanced learning experience, preparing little ones for their future education by fostering the skills, interests and confidence they need to develop into successful learners.
The seven areas of learning and development
- Personal, social, and emotional development: Children learn how to understand their feelings and manage their own behavior through listening to stories, playing and forming bonds with their peers.
- Communication and language: Children experience a rich language environment, developing the confidence and skills to express themselves while speaking and listening in a range of situations.
- Physical development: We help develop students’ gross motor skills, which in turn enables them to develop their fine motor skills. On our Early Years corridor, children explore our exciting outdoor area and physical development space to refine these skills.
The three prime areas are applied and strengthened through the four specific areas:
- Literacy: Children discover the foundations of early reading and writing through repetitive stories, role play, sequencing and motor skill activities. Our phonics based literacy approach promotes the development of becoming an independent reader and writer.
- Math: Our little ones develop their understanding of numbers through a range of real-life contexts.
- Understanding the world: Children investigate the natural environment, learn about the past and present, and compare communities around the world.
- Expressive arts and design: Our youngest students learn to express their feelings and ideas through a variety of immersive media, including song, dance, art, construction and drama.
We regularly check in to see how our Early Years students are progressing, what they can do, and what they know. Through accurate assessments by teachers who understand developmental psychology, we identify children’s individual learning needs. Then at the end of their Reception year, children are assessed against the EYFS’s Early Learning Goals.