Early Years

Early Years

Age Placement

There are two levels within the Early Years. Nursery is for children who have turned 3 years of age by September 1st in the year of entry; Reception is for children who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st in the year of entry.

Language proficiency

Immersion in the English language is usually sufficient for children to quickly develop proficient English language skills. On this basis, children may be admitted to Nursery and Reception regardless of their level of English proficiency. Our teachers are trained to support language acquisition and learning by non-native English speakers.

Screening and Interviews

All children applying for admission are asked to come into the school for an interview before formal acceptance can be offered. The interview, which enables applicants and teachers to meet and interact with each other in the actual school environment, helps to identify any issues that may affect the applicant’s ability to comfortably access the programme, while also serving as an informal orientation for the children who are accepted to Nursery and Reception.

Other Entry Requirements

Special Needs. Applicants with mild social/emotional issues, learning difficulties or other special needs are referred to our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) for evaluation. The decision to admit the child will be made by the Principal based on the recommendation of the SENCO. Unfortunately the school does not have the required facilities for wheelchair-users.

Bathroom. All Early Years students must be independent in using the bathroom.