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Early Years In-Person Taster Session (Nursery and FS2)

Date: Tuesday, 18th January 2022

Time: 3:30pm

Location: The British International School Abu Dhabi 

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Our Early Years provides your young child with the finest surroundings for their first school experience. 

The British International School Abu Dhabi invites children aged 2-4 to come along to our in-person taster session. The afternoon will be an opportunity for you and your child to join in and experience our amazing Early Years provision in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Meet some of our highly experienced teachers and get a feel for Nursery and FS2, where your child can explore the range of activities on offer, both in the classroom and in our purpose-built outdoor area. There will be lots of fun and laughter whilst investigating sand, water, messy play and story time. There will also be an opportunity for a school tour to see more of our fantastic facilities. 

Places are limited so register your interest today, and a member of the Admissions Team will contact you with more information: Click here to register

  • Learn About the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

    Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

    Foundation Stage is often the first formal education a child undertakes and our teachers are very sensitive to the fact that children are not always used to the school routine. 

    We follow the EYFS framework, which is statutory in the UK, but we enhance it with an international twist to meet the needs of all our students.  Our curriculum is delivered through a multi-sensory, play-based approach where our students will sing, dance, swim, experiment, paint, read, construct and generally have a wonderful time.

    We maximise our wonderful, purpose-built Foundation Stage Playgrounds which act as an extension of the classroom, to expand the range of activities students can access on a daily basis. 

    Every Early Years classroom has a teacher and two support assistants with a maximum of 20 students in each class. This enhances the rich and varied learning experiences which we personalise for your child. 

  • What are the Early Years Entry Requirements?

    We follow the UK entry system, whereby to enter Nursery, a child needs to be 3 years old on or before the 31st August of the joining year. To enter Foundation Stage 2, a child needs to be 4 years old on or before the 31st August of the joining year. 

  • Why Choose an Education at The British International School, Abu Dhabi?

    We are a vibrant, exciting learning community offering an outstanding education for students aged 3 - 18 years.

    • We are a friendly and caring community: a school where teachers, parents and students take pride in welcoming new families.
    • As part of Nord Anglia Education's Global Campus family of international schools, our students have access to a curriculum enhanced through collaborations with Juilliard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and UNICEF. 
    • We offer amazing life-changing experiences where students get the opportunity to be involved in global service projects in places such as Tanzania.
    • We have record-breaking IGCSE and IB Diploma examinations results, with an average point score of 35 in the IB Diploma is significantly ahead of the worldwide average of 30, whilst 58% of all IGCSE grades achieved were  A* or A or 9-7 which is truly outstanding.