BVIS has invested greatly in its Early Years department, creating an engaging environment that promotes play, exploration and hands on learning, all of which are at the core of an effective Early Years.
Scientific research has shown that the most important period of human development is from birth to eight years old. Between the ages of 3-5 years, children’s language, social-emotional and cognitive skills are rapidly expanding. During this period, the learning that come from play and interacting with other children and adults, both at home and in quality early education settings, is essential. Play enables children to explore and make sense of the world around them, as well as develop their imagination and creativity. In fact, play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills.
BVIS has created large, open classrooms and learning areas that flow through each other, allowing children to take ownership and make their own choices in their learning. Early Years settings should enable children to take on an active role and ownership in their experiences, as well as recognising and trusting children to be capable, independent, and in control of their own playful learning journeys. By creating these open spaces, BVIS is ensuring that children are given the opportunity to guide their own learning, take initiative and become effective decision-makers and problem-solvers.