ages 3 TO 5

EARLY YEARS AND PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) preschool curriculum teaches our youngest children to be curious, explore, and lead how and what they learn. Alongside practical PE, language, and music learning, our specialist early years educators will provide the care each child needs to reach the seven EYFS milestones.
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OUR PRESCHOOL EYFS CURRICULUM

At our thriving international preschool in Singapore, our 3 to 5-year-olds (nursery and reception) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Our early years experts will guide your child through the seven interconnected areas of EYFS learning. These are explored through a range of topics that capture our children’s interest, spark their curiosity, and engage them in purposeful play. 

The seven EYFS areas:
  • Communication and language.
  • Physical development.
  • Personal, social, and emotional development.
  • Literacy.
  • Maths.
  • Understanding the world.
  • Expressive arts and design.
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THE REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH

The Reggio Emilia approach encourages our youngest learners to explore, be curious, and engage with the people and environment around them.

Learning is driven by the child, who actively co-constructs the direction of the curriculum. This encourages self-expression, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Our students are also supported to connect with and gain a deeper understanding of key themes through a variety of meaningful activities. 

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LANGUAGES, ARTS, AND SPORTS

Age-appropriate sessions introduce our youngest students to Mandarin, music, PE, and swimming.

Mandarin lessons are taught by our native language specialists through thematic units and topics. Speaking and listening skills are embedded using games, songs, poems, stories, repetition, and role play.

Enriched by our collaboration with The Juilliard School, our music programme gives our youngest students early access to high quality music-making, instrument learning, and performance activities.

Our PE teachers and coaches introduce students to multi-sports, throwing, jumping, running, and catching, which develop their balance, coordination, and gross and fine motor skills. We also teach our children to swim and feel safe in the water.

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A TYPICAL DAY AT DOVER COURT

Every day is filled with fun and laughter as our early years children play, learn, and indulge their natural curiosity.
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Good morning!
From the moment our children arrive, our early years classrooms are buzzing with energy and excitement. Carpet time is a great way to catch up with friends, share stories, and talk about what’s in store for the day.
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Good morning!
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Back to nature
Armed with binoculars, magnifying glasses, and a sense of adventure, our mini explorers head to the nearby park to explore our natural environment. Creepy crawlies, brilliant birds, and fantastic flowers, there’s always something new to discover!
Back to nature
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Happy meals
Lunch is one of our favourite times of the day, bringing everyone together for some tasty food and plenty of socialising. In our canteen, we provide healthy, nutritious meals that will fuel your child’s learning.
Happy meals
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Moving to the beat
It’s time to get our dancing shoes on! Our youngest children just love to sing and move to the rhythm, developing important fine motor, coordination, and balance skills in the process.
Moving to the beat
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Playing to learn
Every lesson is packed with purposeful play. Our students create and construct in our exciting outdoor space, The Atelier, clamber and slide in our colourful playgrounds, and draw pirate ships and skeletons in our art studio.
Playing to learn
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HOW WE TEACH

NURTURING HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS

Our exceptional early years teachers will develop a fantastic relationship with your child, nurturing their holistic growth and tailoring learning to their emerging strengths and interests.
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PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR CHILD'S PROGRESS

We understand that you are your child’s first teacher. We really value the partnerships we have with our families, which ensure our students get the most from their education.

You’ll be able to follow your child’s progress on our SeeSaw platform. We’ll also send you weekly updates, invite you to assemblies where students showcase what they’ve learnt, and run workshops that help you continue learning at home. 

PARENT ESSENTIALS
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OUR FACILITIES

THE PERFECT PLACE TO LEARN AND GROW

With its unique heritage buildings, tree-lined outdoor spaces, and purpose-built facilities, our 12-acre campus is the ideal place for your child to create, discover, and grow.

Our youngest children explore and play in two large outdoor areas, which act as extensions to our bright and airy classrooms. Our campus also boasts several colourful playgrounds, complete with equipment designed for different age groups.
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AN EDUCATION THAT TAKES YOUR CHILD FURTHER

Inclusivity and success go hand in hand at Dover Court. From an early age, your child’s education will be built around their needs, strengths, and passions, ensuring they flourish.

OUR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
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