EYFS Curriculum

EYFS Curriculum

Kangaroo Kids Nursery in Dubai is firmly committed to the British Early Years Framework EYFS whist incorporating a blend of learning theorists to support our bespoke practice.
The EYFS is a set of standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years. The British EYFS is an integrated approach to early learning and care, it is a common set of principles and commitments to provide high quality Early Years Education to all children The EYFS standards are evident in all areas of our well-resourced nursery school in Dubai.

How will your child will be learning?

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children will mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. They are the building blocks and foundations.
As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The Staff at our nursery in Dubai will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs.
Learning takes place in your child’s classroom and in the many different learning zones around the nursery.

Areas of Learning and Development

Prime Areas
Personal, Social and Emotional Development Physical Development Communication and Language
  • Making Relationships
  • Self-confidence and Self-awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-care
  • Listening and Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Specific Areas
Literacy Mathematics Understanding the World Expressive Arts and Design
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measure
  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology
  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative

Children arrive to classrooms carefully laid out to create an enabling environment conducive to early learning and development which covers all areas of the British EYFS. We provide loose natural parts, open ended resources to develop deeper levels of concentration and thinking.

We allow time for free flow between the learning zones in the class to encourage the children to lead their own learning. This self–led approach enables thought, self-expression and interest to develop. As teachers we observe care-fully and seize the “Teachable Moments” that present themselves.

We understand that there are many subjects and concepts that a child must have the opportunity to explore, therefore we launch 50 chosen books over the year to inspire interest in these areas. How the children interpret the stories is unique and the teacher will embrace their ideas to tailor the teaching to en-sure learning goals are achieved. Classrooms are quickly turned into spaceships, airports, beach resorts to seize the engagement from the children.

The children also enjoy Arabic, French, Italian, Drumming, Yoga, Tennis, Water Confidence as extra-curricular activities which are included in our fees. We employ professional companies to come in and deliver these additional subjects alongside our talented teaching team.

Typical Kangaroo Kids Nursery Timetable

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8.00am Child Initiated Learning Child Initiated Learning Child Initiated Learning Child Initiated Learning Child Initiated Learning
9.00am Arabic Arabic Arabic Arabic Community Sing-a-long
9.30am Circle Time/Whole Class Learning Circle Time/Whole Class Learning Circle Time/Whole Class Learning Whole Class Swimming Show & Tell
10.00am Library – Interactive Whiteboard / Computers French Library – Interactive Whiteboard / Computers Library – Interactive Whiteboard / Computers French
10.30am Morning Meal Morning Meal Morning Meal Morning Meal Morning Meal
11.00am Phonics Phonics Phonics Tennis Phonics
11.30am Dubai Drums Workshop Kangaroo Village Garden – Inner Circle FS1 Playground Arabic
12.00pm Mud Kitchen & Planting Area Expressive Arts & Design Messy Play Activities Nature Garden Role Play Room
12.30pm Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time
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