AGES 3-4


Our Early Years curriculum at NAS Dubai offers a child-centred, holistic approach to learning and follows the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. 

Our aim is to provide a secure and nurturing environment which allows all children to reach their full potential. 

A Purpose-Built Learning Environment

Our youngest students have their own dedicated Early Years Centre to provide your child with the finest surroundings for their first school experience. Our commitment at NAS Dubai is to create and maintain a safe, happy and child-centred environment in which children are inspired to become purposeful, life-long learners.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children up to age five. It prepares them for Primary school, developing their knowledge and skills. 

In following the EYFS framework, which is statutory in England for all Ofsted registered settings, we adopt a curriculum that ensures children have the best possible start to their schooling by:


Play to Learn - Learn to Play

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and using creative and critical thinking. For your child play is purposeful, engaging and fun. It provides a wonderful way for them to learn.

To focus their progress, our highly trained teachers engage them in activities shaped by seven Areas of Learning and Development. We use these interconnected areas to promote children’s individual interests and unique learning needs. 

Prime areas

The programme is comprised of seven areas of learning with a basis in three Prime Areas:

Specific areas

The Prime Areas underpin learning in all other areas and helps children to develop skills in the following four Specific areas:

Children work towards the Early Learning Goals in the seven areas of learning whilst being closely supported and challenged along the way. 

A Foundation for Future Success

We recognise that, to achieve world-class results later in their Secondary education, it is essential that the foundations for learning in the Early Years and Primary are secure and that personal progression is consistently monitored.

Our aim is that upon leaving Early Years, our youngest NAS Dubai students have a strong sense of self, feel positive about their abilities as a learner, have formed constructive relationships and are confident communicators.


At NAS Dubai we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. Here, our youngest students get the best possible start to their educational journey.