AGES 3-5


We believe your child’s first few years of schooling should be fun, helping education to come alive through play and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum gives them a broad and balanced learning experience, preparing them for their future education by fostering the skills, interests, and confidence they need to grow into successful learners.
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As part of the English National Curriculum (ENC), the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum sets standards for your child's learning, development, and care from birth to 5 years old. At La Côte International School Aubonne, this balanced and varied programme prepares our youngest learners aged 3-5 for their future education by developing skills, interests, self-esteem and confidence.


Child-Led-Learning and In The Moment Planning (ITMP)

Child-led learning allows students to learn at their own pace, inspired by their interests, and furthered by In The Moment Planning (ITMP). This method increases students' engagement and enhances learning outcomes. Their individual needs and development are monitored and assessed by our experienced, specialist teachers.


Early Years Foundation Stage  (EYFS)

The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The program promotes the teaching and learning of classroom skills and knowledge that ensure a child's readiness for Primary school and lay a solid foundation for future success in school and life.


The EYFS seeks to provide:


Four principles of the EYFS

The EYFS is based on four essential principles that shape our practice at La Côte International School Aubonne.


Seven areas of Early Years learning

Within the learning and development principle of EYFS, seven learning areas shape the educational programme at La Côte International School Aubonne. These seven areas are split between prime and specific areas of learning.


The three prime areas are:


The four specific areas are:



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