What our children learn
We follow the inquiry and play-based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum alongside best practice educational initiatives.
There are four underlying principles in the EYFS, which are at the heart of our teaching and learning:
A Unique Child - we believe that every child is unique, and every child is an individual. Every child is a competent learner from birth and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships - children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents, carers and educators. Positive relationships and community are a hugely important part of our school.
Enabling Environments - the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending a child's development and learning. Our classrooms and learning areas are well planned and resourced to encourage curiosity, exploration and discovery. Our classrooms are set up with different areas and children are encouraged to move around freely at their own pace and follow their interests. There is a balance of free choice time as well as teacher-led activities and we have a beautiful and breezy covered outdoor balcony where children can play with water, sand and enjoy physical play come rain or shine.
Learning and Developing - children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. Preschool children move through developmental stages at different speeds. The preschool is organised into three different age/development groups and our children move through the programme accordingly. All areas of learning and development are equally important.