Where children have fun, be happy, feel safe and grow in confidence

Early Years Foundation Stage

Focusing on purposeful play, active learning, creativity, and critical thinking.

The main goal of our Early Childhood Programme is to create a community of passionate young people who have been provided with a strong educational foundation that can support them as they embark on lifetime learning journeys.

About Our Curriculum

In Early Childhood we want our children to have fun, be happy, feel safe, and grow in confidence.

Children in the our Early Childhood programme follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). The curriculum focuses on a balance between adult and child led activities. These opportunities and experiences are planned to meet children’s learning needs and their interests. We provide a combination of creating experiences and learning opportunities through play both indoor and outside as well as direct teaching.

Early Childhood Learning Areas:
Prime Areas
Specific Areas
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and design
/ Our Objective

In Early Childhood, we want our children to explore using all their senses and enjoy learning.

From your first day with us, your children will become part of a caring classroom community where every child is a valued member. Each day begins with a Morning Meeting that welcomes every child individually, and brings us all closer together. Each Early Childhood classroom ends the school day with a closing circle where students get to share what they have experienced and learnt during the day.

Our aim here is to ensure teachers and parents work closer together to better progress each child's academic and social development through the sharing of information, concerns, hopes, and plans.

/ Classes & Ages

Explore our Classes

Group 2 (Ages 18 Months - 2 Years)

This is a hugely important stage for your child’s learning, and it’s a really fun one too. At this stage of their learning, your child will be mainly learning through play-based activities. They will also be learning about routine and developing early literacy and maths skills, learning about the world around them and learning social skills.

The Importance of Play
This year your child will begin to learn by doing things for themselves, by exploring and investigating, watching and listening, talking and discussing, creating, and communicating – in other words, playing.Play is children’s work and playing hard is very tiring! Play can also be very messy as your child will be learning both inside with sand, water and paint, and also in the outdoors with mud, leaves and so on, so you can expect some mucky clothes at the end of the day.

Group 3 (2 Years - 3 Years)

Key learning units:

- Personal, Social and Emotional development

- Physical Development

- Language Arts

- Exploring & Understanding the world

- Creativity, Imagination and Performance.

Curriculum for Group 2 aims to:

- Build confidence, independence and personal identity

- Develop range of movement and control with playground equipment

- Differentiate sounds, respond to instructions and and develop listening

- Use imagination and role-based play to learn different forms of communication

- Show interest in our world and cultures.

Group 4 (3 Years - 4 Years)

Morning classes run from 8.30am-12.30pm

Weekly lessons include:

- French

- Dance and Movement

- Forest School.

Key learning units are developed further from Flopsy Bunnies, and our specialist teachers begin to introduce Numeracy as part of their curriculum. 

Curriculum for Group 3 aims to:

- Develop awareness for others and ways to express needs and feelings

- Teach healthy practices to ignite perseverance, movement and awareness of space

- Use language to express themselves, listen to others and develop vocabulary - Find an interest in numbers, understand quantity, count to 6 and talk about shapes and arrangements

- Promote question asking and curiosity, operate simple equipment and talk about past and present

- Explore and experiment with drawings and constructions.

Group 5 (4 Years - 5 Years)

School day for our Pre K students runs from 8.30am - 3.30pm.

Weekly lessons include: 

- Art

- Performing Arts

- French

- PE

- Library

Key learning units for Pre K start to focus more on reading, writing, language standards, addition & subtraction. 

Curriculum for Pre K aims to:

- Develop awareness of boundaries, work in teams and engage in activities to maintain concentration

- Promote moving with confidence and control gross and fine motor skills

- Grow a lifelong love of reading and learn that letters make words

- Attempt writing, dictating and drawing to tell stories

- Recognize numerals to 10 by name and count to 20

- Problem solve through exploration and play

- Compare length, weight and timeIntroduce the use and purpose of coins

- Investigate surroundings using senses, questioning and predictions

- Explore colours, textures, patterns, rhythms and space and form in 2 and 3D.

Grade R (5 Years - 6 Years)

Our teachers teach weekly classes in Art, PE, Performing Arts, English and Library.

Key learning units:

- English Language 

- Arts

- Mathematics

- Science and Social Studies

Curriculum for Kindergarten aims to:

- Identify letters and sounds

- Develop awareness of Phonics

- Memorise and identify words when reading

- Demonstrate and model the writing process

- Use the pencil grip to formulate numbers and letters

- Use addition and subtraction with the numbers 1-9

- Build communities and learn about holiday and cultural traditions.