Alongside our EYFS curriculum we have outside providers who run sessions during the morning to enhance the children’s learning and experience.
These are activities are included within the children’s timetables to ensure all children are included.
We passionately believe in all day active leaning, we have our qualified teachers here with us every day until 5:30 pm and provide a range of activities and learning opportunities throughout the afternoon. We have activities such as; cookery, ballet, Italian, theatre club, construction, athletics and many more. The timetable and activities change and rota each term to provide a variety of activities.
We have upgraded the provision in the nursery for sport with a professional running track for children to enjoy. We believe it’s important to establish healthy lifestyle habits for the children whilst they are with us in their early years.
We were the first nursery school in the UAE to join an initiative started in Scotland in the UK called the “Daily Mile” https://thedailymile.co.uk/ (Thedailymile.co.uk). The purpose is to sup-port children being more active. Research carried out by the universities of Stirling and Edinburgh have found that 15 minutes of self-paced exercise can significantly improve a child’s mood, attention and memory (Cox,2018). The children involved will leave the classroom and run/walk for 5 minutes when a fun alarm rings. We are introducing it with our older children.
We have a large garden space of 25,000 sq.ft with a running track and the children will do a “daily lap”. We are very excited about this program and the positive impact we hope to see. Children of Determination will be actively involved and we will encourage staff and parents to also join in.