Early Years Centre

Early Years Centre

Providing the very best start to your child’s education.

The Early Years form part of the Primary School at The International School @ ParkCity catering for students between 3 and 5 years of age. The Early Years was formerly located at the ISP main site, but a new, purpose built Early Years Centre (EYC) was opened in September 2016.

Located next to the Desa ParkCity Club, the EYC is a beautiful, age appropriate facility providing bright, open-plan indoor spaces and a safe, green outside environment in which the children can learn, play and grow.

We cater for Nursery and Reception children aged between 3 and 5 years old. Our dedicated and highly skilled Early Years team work together to give the children the best start possible in their educational journey. The EYC @ ISP offers a dynamic and carefully prepared environment that invites our children to explore, examine, question, predict, test, investigate, trial, learn from mistakes and manipulate. The well-resourced indoor and outdoor play spaces enable the children to engage in purposeful play experiences as well as to take part in a wide variety of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

As experienced Early Years practitioners we understand that every child is unique and develops at their own pace and in individual ways. Children from all over the world attend the EYC and we work hard to build upon the children’s varied existing knowledge and experiences, providing opportunities for progression, extension and challenge. Through the universal language of play, children can communicate, make friends and grow as individuals irrespective of language, culture, religion, ability or gender.

We focus on seven areas of learning and development including three prime areas which are:

Communication and Language

speaking; listening and attention; understanding

Physical Development

moving and handling; health and self-care

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

making relationships; self-confidence and self-awareness; managing feelings and behaviour

 

As the children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in the four specific areas:

Literacy

reading; writing

Mathematics

numbers; shape, space and measures

Understanding of the World

technology; the world; people and communities

Expressive Arts and Design

exploring and using media and materials; being imaginative

At the EYC we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for England. This framework enables children to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. 

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