The Early Years (EY) Department offers a dynamic educational programme for children aged 2 to 7 years. All our classrooms are spacious and well-resourced, each with between 1 and 4 teaching assistants, depending on the needs of the students in each class.
Children are enrolled into age-appropriate classes for the academic year and are assessed prior to entry. Children should have reached the right ages before September 1st of each academic year.
The processes of learning and teaching are designed to support students’ emergent and individual pathways of development in Early Years. The central features are:
Symbolic Exploration & Expression
Language & Literacy
Science & Technology
Personal & Social Education
involves choice, is adaptive and promotes agency
Teachers in Early Years support play through:
creating and maintaining engaging learning spaces
scheduling uninterrupted playtime indoors and outdoors
noticing and responding to students' emerging thinking processes, interests, and theories to extend learning
monitoring and documenting students' learning and development through play and offering scaffolded learning experiences.
build foundations for home, school, and family
To establish relationships with families the foundations of which expand when students enter school. Teachers support the development of relationships through:
regular conversations with parents and legal guardians
acknowledging and respecting each student's individuality
connecting with individual students through conversations, documentations and acknowledgments.
recognising opportunities for students to learn to self regulate during play and offer support and feedback
uninterrupted playtime in engaging learning spaces