Early Years - Nursery & Reception
Early Years education takes place at The British School of Barcelona campuses in Castelldefels and Sitges. It is the educational stage which cares for and educates children from 3 to 5 years of age.
- Through our team of specialist and experienced Early Years practitioners we ensure every child feels welcome, safe and secure, and their individuality is fully recognised and developed.
- We work in very close partnership with parents and we create many opportunities where parents can be in school and play an active part in their child’s education.
- In our specially designed indoor and outdoor learning environments, The English School encourage children to have fun, be creative, play imaginatively, ask questions, solve problems, use technology and think critically. We constantly monitor, record and assess every child’s progress, which helps us develop new learning opportunities which stimulate and challenge every pupil.
- A key emphasis of our work is to develop language and communication skills, specifically in English, but also in the child’s home language. We achieve this by developing programmes which meet the needs and abilities of each child.
Learning through Play
Learning through English
Qualified Teaching Staff
The 7 Areas of Learning
Children will learn to work and play in a group, be self-confident, take an interest in things, know what their own needs are and tell the difference between right and wrong.
Children will learn to listen attentively in a range of situations, talk confidently and clearly in English, follow instructions and respond to questions about stories and events.
Children will learn to move confidently, negotiating space, and controlling their body in large and small movements. They will learn to handle tools effectively, including pencils for writing. They will be able to dress and undress, manage their own personal hygiene and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
Children will use synthetic phonics to read and write some familiar words and sentences and learn to form letters. They will talk with confidence about stories and their characters, using their imagination to predict what comes next.
Children will develop an understanding of maths through stories, songs, games and imaginative play. They will extend their knowledge of numbers and explore concepts such as addition and subtraction using objects. They will be aware of shapes, space and measures.
Children will explore and find out about the world around them, asking questions about it. They will experience everyday technology and learn what it is used for. They will find out about past events in their lives and their families’ lives. They will find out about different cultures and traditions.
Children will explore colours and shapes, use different materials, create models, experiment with music and dance, tell stories and gain confidence in self-expression.
The Early Years Centre
In our specially designed indoor and outdoor learning environments, The British School of Barcelona encourage children to have fun, be creative, play imaginatively, ask questions, solve problems, use technology and think critically. We constantly monitor, record and assess every child’s progress, which helps us develop new learning opportunities which stimulate and challenge every pupil.
>> Contact our Admissions Team to arrange a private visit to our Early Years Centre and to meet with the Early Years Team by filling in the form below