Curriculum

 

At Daffodils Nursery our special focus is on preparing every child for their next step. Whether it be through the International or EYFS Curriculum, we are dedicated in providing a safe and stimulating environment to enhance all aspects of the child’s development.


EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

What is EYFS?

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfill their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

 

The Prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • physical development

The Specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

EYSF Activities will include:

  • Story/Library Time
  • Mark Making
  • Sand & Water Play
  • Music & Dance
  • Art & Craft
  • Kitchen Fun
  • Role Play
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Soft Play
  • Outdoor Play
  • Physical Education
  • Party time (with special characters, games and fancy dress)

 

 

International Curriculum

Preschool is an important stage which lays the foundation for life-long learning and all round development of the child. It is also the starting point of formal education.

Our curriculum respects the different abilities and individual pace of development of children and ensures that all children develop physically, socially, emotionally, morally and intellectually to their full potential. The curriculum follows the developmental practices that are appropriate to their age, stage and context to promote children‘s optimal learning and enhancement. It suggests the use of multiple teaching strategies to address the needs of children at the respective developmental stages of children. This will enable the child to prepare for smooth transitions from home to schools and from preschool to primary schools.

 

Objectives of International Curriculum

  • Development of Participation and Interaction
  • Development of good habits, health and hygiene
  • Development of gross motor skills (walking, balancing, running, jumping, creeping, crawling-rolling, swinging, hopping, climbing, rhythmic movement, skills with a ball or ring throwing, catching, kicking)
  • Fine motor skills (Play with manipulative materials to refine eye hand coordination e.g. threading beads, pasting)
  • Writing Skills (Colouring, Tracing, etc.)

 

International Curriculum Activities will include:

  • Story & Library Time
  • Phonics/Numbers/Shapes/Colours
  • Worksheets & Colouring
  • Kitchen Fun
  • Art & Craft
  • Music & Dance
  • Sand & Water Play
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Drama & Role Play
  • Soft Play
  • Outdoor Play
  • Physical Education
  • Party time (with special characters, games and fancy dress)

 

English is the main language for communication, we also have Arabic and French speaking staff.