Early Years Foundation Stage
The aim of Newton College is to promote a positive education and practice based on independence, respect and solidarity. The main aim of the stage is to allow children to develop and reach their full potential in a bilingual and stimulating environment, while providing a familiar and caring atmosphere in which children feel motivated, cared for and happy, in order to enjoy the learning we facilitate for them while they acquire new knowledge.
This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
Education in Nursery 1 is based on the British model, “Early Years Outcomes” of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which defines the “Early Learning Goals”. The EYFS consists of seven areas of learning, three prime areas and four specific areas, and is implemented through the characteristics of effective learning. Learning and development is further enhanced by the three themes which underpin the EYFS: A Unique Child, Positive Relationships and Enabling Environments.
Education in Nursery 2, 3 and Reception is based on the IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum)
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a new research-based curriculum recognising global best practice in early years childhood education and the developmental needs of 2-5 year olds. It supports key ares of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas, including personal, social and emotional development. The IEYC is built around eight learning principles which are intrinsically linked to a unique IEYC Process of Learning. The Process of Learning captures children´s natural curiosity as a starting point and, within an enabling environment, balances child-initiated and teacher-scaffolded provision.