Want your child do learn empathy, cultural acuity and language skills that will change their future? They can. With us.
Birth to Five Matters
The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework outlines the 7 areas of learning that we, as educators, need to focus on nurturing to ensure your child is school ready by five - they are Communication & Language; Physical Development; Emotional Development; Literacy; Numeracy; Understanding the World; and Arts and Expressive Design. And for us, the best framework to track your child's development against those 7 areas, is Birth to Five Matters, which provides us, and you, the milestones we need to secure to prove to you, your child and Ofsted that we're delivering the educational value we know we offer in Early Years Education. Click on the image to download the framework in full, or read on for the principles behind pedagogy in early years education
We believe that the early years is the most crucial period in a child's educational experience as it forms the foundations from which their future cognitive capacities spring. As it does for their values - the agency and attitude with which they will approach life, its challenges and the people within it. We focus on a different moral / ethic each month - those that we believe to be universal to all cultures and work to embody those values in the behaviours of our teachers and children alike.
We've developed a proprietary multinational curriculum that investigates 12 regions of the world, spending time to interrogate the people, the places, the animals, objects and cultural activities ( arts, literature, food, dance, you name it) of a particular country within that region. Ultimately, we want our children to graduate excited by the world, the people and cultures within it and primed with a belief that differences are to be celebrated
Language & Literacy
We are firm believers in immersing children in language and have dedicated language teachers to focus on two primary channels: modern foreign languages as well as English. Key areas of work include: reading, writing, poetry and rhymes, story time, calligraphy, mark making, phonics and more...
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and encompasses a range of exciting clubs and activities we undertake across our working week: Science Club, Coding club, cookery club outside of the traditional focus on numeracy skills development in number recognition, calculations and helping children develop knowledge of volume, shape and measure as well as time and space....
Arts & Expressive Design
Our Arts programme encompasses all things creative within the school - music class, dance and drama, painting and drawing, pottery club and textiles. All are influenced by the regional theme of the month to inform our choice of colour, and which artists we might be inspired by, but the classes are led by dedicated specialists within the school to help children develop specific creative skillsets across each age group
Our sports programme focusses not only on gross and fine motor control and hand -eye coordination, but to introduce children to healthy lifestyles and team sports that encourage them to work together. We do football and rugby in the winter, basketball in the Spring and tennis and athletics in the summer, culminating with our lovely sports day at the end of the academic year!
Learning Modern Languages
Our intercultural education programme would not deliver without a focus on second language acquisition. We have specialist language teachers in the team to focus on developing fluencies in languages that matter to the future and demonstrating all of the cognitive benefits that immersion can offer
Our Classes & Age Groups
As a educational group registered with Ofsted on the Early Years Register, and both the mandatory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register, we are authorised to care for and educate children up to the age of five in our nursery, kindergarten and holiday club classes throughout the working week, and to provide non statutory education and childcare support for children up to the age of 12 in our Weekend Childcare and Weekend school services on the weekend. You can find our school classes below...
Our Baby Programme
Our baby programme focusses on the 3 prime areas of learning - communication & language; physical development; and personal social and emotional development to ensure the foundations are there for the future
Our Toddler Programme
Our Blue Dragons are our toddler class, children who are only just beginning to stretch their wings and explore the world with their new words and questions about their wider environment and physical and social community...
Our Preschool Programme
Our preschool programme focusses on school preparedness - literacy, numeracy and a cultural exploration that touches on all of the different regions of the world, investigating the people, places, plants, animals, objects and activities of a particular region each month
Weekend School Entry
Our weekend schools offer a language enrichment programme that focusses on developing oral fluencies in languages that matter to children's futures, and primary school revision in literacy, numeracy and the arts
Weekend School Class 1
Our Weekend School class 1 focusses on providing an artistic and creative space for children to apply themselves whilst also allowing our teachers to work, individually with children on KS1 and KS2 primary school revision
Weekend School Class 2
We're really gearing up towards entrance exams and secondary school in our final year group of weekend school - our teachers focus on working with parents to better understand the revision required to get children into their target schools of choice
International Observances. Cultural Festivals...
We've partnered with Global Dimension to help build out our international observances and event calendar for cultural festivals and parties throughout the year....
“We love getting invited to the parties. It's a short walk from the office to see our children show case their cultural knowledge they've acquired over the month... ”
Latest updates from the schools...
Read on to to review some of our latest blog posts and content on early years developmental theory, what's going on in the group and much, much more...