Early Years Curriculum – EYFS, Dubai

Nurturing Young Minds

At Regent, ‘Inspiring Minds. Building Character’ is not just a tagline, it is a belief ingrained into our ethos. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our children’s engagement and involvement and inspire them to have a growth mindset, especially in the Early Years.

Regent’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Department has not only maintained ‘Outstanding’ judgements in KHDA and BSO inspections but has also ensured children’s year-on-year progress by placing emphasis on building blocks to early education. Students are empowered to self-direct their learning.

Regent International School is proud to announce that we are the first school in Dubai to embark on becoming an accredited ‘Curiosity Approach’ school.

What is the Curiosity Approach?

‘Curiosity Approach’ is a teaching method that encourages children to think for themselves and make their own choices. The philosophy is centred around a child’s natural desire to explore and build upon their curiosity, thereby focusing on developing their individuality as well. 

This modern-day approach minimises the use of plastic and bright colours in the classrooms and encourages natural play fitting perfectly with the current technological era. It looks to transform and reset educational practices for our youngest children, bringing curiosity, awe and wonder into early childhood.   

With the wellbeing of each child being at the heart of our initiatives, we ensure that children’s interactions with their internal and external environment is a purposeful learning experience. We focus on child-initiated learning, bringing elements of nature into each learning opportunity, mixed thoughtfully with open ended resources that they use independently to boost critical thinking. 

Possibilities Are Infinite

A note from Mr. David Williams, Head of Primary 

 “Often am I asked what a child should look like by the end of the Early Years Foundation stage and I always say ‘happy’ and ‘confident’. We believe that children should be supported to learn through their passions and interests to make lessons purposeful and engaging. The British EYFS curriculum is not knowledge-based which puts emphasis on the skills that the children learn and how to apply them to a variety of situations. I often ask parents when was the last time they used their mathematical skills they learnt in school and it is always a real-life problem that they have to solve so why would we expect it to be different for our children at Regent. 

The curriculum is engaging, challenging and purposeful with an underpinning philosophy of Positive Education which will help to create innovative, creative and caring future ready citizens of the world. If your child is not currently enrolled at the school, I would be more than happy to show you how this innovative approach supports learning. I always listen to feedback to try and move the department forward. I recently read what a parent said: “Possibilities seem infinite at Regent. There are no limits in a child’s imagination about what they can do. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.”  

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