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The Early Years and Pre-School

In the American Academy Nursery and Pre- Junior classes, our aim is for your child to enjoy every single day and learn through fun, creative and engaging activities. The Early Years and Pre-Junior Team consists of a group of experienced and highly qualified staff who achieve for the highest of standards in a secure, happy, vibrant, and child friendly setting. We work hard to ensure children receive the very best opportunities to become confident and inquisitive learners.

In the Nursery we follow the Early Years Framework which consists of seven areas of learning with all areas being important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for supporting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning; these are known as the prime areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The knowledge and experience gained from the prime areas compliment the next four areas naturally. These are known as the specific areas:

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

NURSERY

In the Nursery there is a strong emphasis on learning through play, which can be child initiated and planned play. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led focused activities and child initiated activities. When the children transition to Pre-Junior they build on the knowledge and skills that they have acquired in the Nursery, and learning continues to be through play and exploration together with teacher led activities. The children are given new opportunities to extend their learning as they progress towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of Pre-Junior.

In the Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 Classes our day begins at 07.15 when parents are invited to come into the class with their child and carry out an activity together. All children must be in school by 08:00 when we start our daily schedule. Our day ends at 13:15 and children may be picked up at any time between 13:00 – 13:30.
Children in the Pre-Junior Class must be in school by 07.30 and be picked up at 13.15.

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