FROM 3 TO 7 YEARS OLD
Early childhood is a time when important connections and discoveries take place in a child’s life. During this critical and exciting time, we aim to provide a well-rounded education for our Early Years learners. Not only do we develop reading, writing and numerical foundations, we also focus on personal, social and emotional development. This includes understanding the world and expressive arts.
To achieve these strong foundations, young learners need to be nurtured in a safe and happy environment. As such, our Nexus Early Years Centre provides our Nursery and Kindergarten learners with a rich and dynamic environment where they can take the lead on their learning, take risks, make mistakes and learn from each of these new experiences.
At Nexus, we offer the Early Years component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). This is an educational framework and philosophy that is authorised and evaluated by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and it is used in over 109 countries. Our globally recognised curriculum focuses on several areas of learning including language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and technology, arts, physical, social and personal development. Our learners experience learning in a second language and receive music and art classes from Early Years specialists.
By the end of the Early Years programme, we aim for learners to actively engage with words and sounds by interacting with a wide range of stimuli and respond confidently with their ideas. In Mathematics we instil a strong foundation in the basics, including topics such as number bonds, shape recognition and addition and subtraction.
With a leap and a hop, our young learners develop motor skills in their dedicated Fundamentals room. Sometimes, they make trips to our two Sports Halls as well!
Story time! Our early year learners get weekly access to the primary library that’s full of books for all ages.
Our FIFA and World Rugby specified artificial turf can be used for many sporting activities.
Make a splash in our beginner-friendly pool that was built specifically for our youngest learners.
Time for lunch! We have a dedicated cafeteria with age-appropriate furniture that is perfect for our independent Early Years learners.
Learning extends outdoors with our young learners exploring and enjoying themselves at our double-storey treehouse.
Great teachers make an impact on life – our dedicated specialist teachers are committed to the holistic development of your child. They understand that every child is unique and treat each learner as an individual, helping them develop their full potential. The team is committed to teaching each child and providing them with opportunities to explore and discover while guiding them towards the creation of new knowledge and greater understanding. Our teachers value each and every learner, bearing a genuine passion for their success.
In our Early Years classrooms, we model positive relationships in an environment where children have high levels of independence, self-esteem and self-confidence. To boost these positive bonds, we encourage a strong parent-school relationship where parents actively contribute and join our classes for projects.
Our teachers also use Seesaw, a learning management platform, to share the work and experiences of the learner. They take pictures and upload them to Seesaw to help parents gain a better understanding of what has happened in the classroom and can connect with their children after a day at school.