Early Years

The early years program, for ages 2-5, values play and relationships as a driving force for inquiry learning. Children’s wonder and curiosity are key to their social and cognitive development and this curiosity motivates each child to explore his or her own questions and theories in a safe and enriching learning environment, both indoors and out.

To facilitate this, we offer a vibrant and motivational learning environment, with an emphasis on hands-on learning that nurtures and builds on each child's strengths and intrinsic motivations. This enables all of our young learners to flourish and develop a lifelong love of learning from a very early age in a truly caring, safe and supportive environment.

Learning Approach

The early years prepares young learners to participate in an international curriculum, through developmentally appropriate activities, promoting positive self-esteem and allowing children to progress according to their individual needs and growth path.

As the early childhood programme is offered to students from different backgrounds, openness to different cultures is a very important factor in a child’s growth. Learning to work and play together is a primary goal in the early years.

English language acquisition is key to children’s success in all areas of the curriculum. This means that stories, music and conversation play an important role in all lessons. From a linguistic point of view, our teachers focus on the acquisition of the necessary basic structures, vocabulary and listening and speaking skills.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World Around Us
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Teaching Staff

Each class is assigned to an English speaking homeroom teacher, supported by a bilingual assistant. The homeroom teacher supports the child’s journey in their Language, Academic and social development. Other specialist teachers offer experiences and activities in subjects such as music, PE, ICT, Mandarin Chinese, Myanmar language & culture, and art.

Outdoor Learning

Play is a fundamental part of child development and is considered a crucial aspect of Early Years Education. We also understand the importance of physical development and so all of our students have specialist sports provision where children develop important skills such as imagination, communication and problem solving through play.