In our Early Years, children develop their love of learning, their curiosity and their confidence. This first school experience will introduce them to their life-long learning journey. Therefore, we want to provide our children with the best start possible. Our qualified Early Years (EY) teachers welcome children aged 2.5 to 4 into a child friendly setting, providing a quality indoor and outdoor learning environment. Our EY teaching team includes Physical Education, Music and French specialists.
As each child is unique we need to provide a caring environment where they will feel safe, happy and challenged at their own level. Each child arrives with their own character and will develop their learning at their own pace. To cater for this we provide a caring environment where they will feel safe, happy and challenged.
To achieve this, we are proud to be one of the first schools to adopt the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IEYC is an innovative research-based curriculum recognising the best international practice and the developmental needs of 2-5 year olds.
After morning circle time the children flow freely throughout the building interacting with the teachers at a range of different learning centres including: Language, Maths, Arts and Crafts and Role Play. Engagement, support and flexibility are key features of our Early Years.
To develop the pleasure of reading our EY children also visit our library once a week. They choose books to take home to share with their parents.
We are privileged to have the magnificent Bois de la Cambre as an extension of our outdoor learning facilities. This provides us with opportunities to walk in the woods and for the children to become familiar with, and appreciate the nature that surrounds them.
The children will be introduced to our Golden Rules, which are embedded across the whole school.