General Information about First Steps Programme
First Steps is a programme designed for children who are a little too young for Kindergarten and offers an age appropriate and relevant introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This class enables your child to feel confident and comfortable away from their care giver. It encourages the children to become more independent, helping them to develop classroom routines, learning to positively interact with others, and to develop their concentration skills.
The curriculum will be age appropriate and based on the Birth to Three Provision within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Students enrolling in First Steps will enrol at the same time for the Kindergarten class starting in September 2023.
The teachers are well qualified and experienced kindergarten professionals.
Teachers will work closely with parents/carers to settle the children.
The programme offered is:
Daily: Monday – Friday 5 days per week (Enrolment is for the year)
Times: 2 hours per day (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Age Group: 2 years 3 months in September
i.e. for children born in January, February, March, April or May
Excellent Teacher pupil ratio: 1 teacher for 7 pupils
- Students must be accompanied in school until they reach 2 years 8 months
- The adult accompanying the child must stay on the premises, but will be asked to wait in our lobby area
- Toilet-trained is not essential
- Tailored induction to ensure that each child’s needs are fully met
First Steps Curriculum
The curriculum is theme-based with the children learning through play and hands-on activities covering all 6 Areas of Learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The children will be taught by well qualified teachers and will benefit from specialist music, PE and Mandarin sessions each week.
|Personal, Social, and Emotional Development||Communication and Language|
|Expressive Arts and Design||Understanding the World|