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  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    Learning at BISB focuses on academic rigour and achieving great results but also on developing individualised skills and talents, enabling students to be successful in all areas of learning.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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    You can still purchase the BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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EYC

Early Years Foundation (Nursery & Reception)

The British International School Bratislava's Nursery and Reception creates a caring, supportive environment for our youngest learners to make new friends, express their creativity and explore the world around them.

From their first day at BISB, children discover firsthand how fun learning can be. Through playtime and outdoor adventures, children are encouraged to pursue their interests and learn to communicate with their classmates. During Nursery and Reception, students begin to develop the basic reading, writing, mathematical, musical and social skills they will need to thrive as they enter Primary school.

Our Curriculum

While we emphasize fun and friendship during our Early Years curriculum, we also focus on building essential stepping stones for each child's academic growth. We implement teaching and learning through planned, purposeful play activities designed to build each student's confidence and curiosity. Through each play experience, children learn how to express themselves creatively, collaborate with other students and discover new ways to problem solve.

Our curriculum is grounded in the UK Foundation Stage Curriculum, which covers seven essential areas for learning. The three primary areas are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are brought to life through specific applications, including:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Our interactive curriculum expands to include music programmes, physical activities and outdoor exploration. Students have a chance to interact with the world around them through field trips to local parks, zoos and farms. We also offer a special after-school enrichment programme filled with dynamic activities in music, art and sports. Football, Dance, Ballet, Construction and Crafts are just a few of many enrichment opportunities open to Nursery and Reception students.

What We Eat

At BISB, we focus on healthy eating through a meal plan packed with nutritious low-sugar foods and various options to accommodate your child's dietary needs.

What We Wear

Nursery-aged students aren't required to follow a dress code. Starting from Reception, all BISB students must wear a school uniform including a navy skirt or trousers paired with a polo shirt and black shoes, along with optional playtime clothes.

Assessment in the Early Years

During our Early Years foundation, our staff begins recording observations and building an ongoing assessment database for your child. These assessments help us gauge your child's progression and development, as well as their learning style. We'll use these insights to teach your child in a way that works best for them as they grow up.

Schedule Your Visit at British International School Bratislava Today

We understand that for parents, choosing a Nursery or Reception programme for your young child is an important decision. BISB goes above and beyond to create a comfortable, caring environment that focuses on purposeful play. Our goal is for our students to love learning from an early age — and this journey begins from their very first day in Nursery school! We celebrate each child's unique voice and encourage them to explore the world through interactive, social activities.

To learn more about an education at BISB, fill out an admissions enquiry form — we look forward to welcoming your family to our community!

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Nursery and Reception Curriculum Guide