Our Curriculum

  • Curriculum - Simba Nursery Abu Dhabi

    Simba Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) This is the UK National Curriculum for children aged from birth to five years.

    Our Commitment to You

    Simba Nursery is committed to supporting busy or working parents in partnership by providing the safest and highest standard of care for your child. Our Raising Concerns Policy helps parents to communicate more easily with us.

    We guarantee open and honest dialogue that will keep you informed of your child’s activities and individual development.

    Our unique learning environment delights and engages your child while providing a safe learning environment that has the full trust of each parent. We offer support to working mothers and fathers with our flexible hours and an open platform of discussion with our teachers and administration.

  • What do children learn?

    The curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning:
  • Understanding the World

    Exploring and investigating the world around them. Finding out about people and places, working with a range of materials and using ICT to support learning.

    Physical development

    Improving skills of control, coordination, manipulation, and movement. Developing and understanding of the importance of physical activity and making healthy choices in relation to food.

    Personal, social, and emotional development

    Developing social skills, a positive sense of themselves, respect for others, and a positive attitude towards learning.

    Communication

    Communicating with others and developing skills in listening and talking.

  • Language and Literacy

    Developing early writing and reading skills

    Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy

    Developing and using ideas about numbers, calculating, quantity, measurement, shape, and space.

    Creative development

    Exploring and sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of creative experiences in art, design and technology, music, movement, dance, and imaginative play.

    All areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.

     

  • How do children learn?

    The curriculum is delivered through play-based learning.

    Why?

    Research has shown that when playing, children are learning at their highest level. Play and exploration promote brain development.

  • When playing, children are:
    • Making choices and decisions
    • Using their own ideas, imagination, and experiences
    • Experimenting
    • Practicing Skills and learning new ones
    • Making sense of puzzling situations, events, or equipment
    • Negotiating
    • Coordinating ideas and feelings, and make sense of relationships with their friends and families
    • Exercising, developing, and coordinating mind, body, and brain
    • Adapting or transforming knowledge, attitudes, and skills
    • Following an interest or line of enquiry
    • Becoming confident and enjoying challenges
    • Having fun with friends and/or familiar adults
  • The Extra Mile

    As part of our curriculum, we provide an array of exciting activities to support the Early Years Foundation Stage. Music and Movement, Mini-Yoga, Dance, Football, are enjoyed by the classes’ daily and weekly routines.

    We also provide daily Arabic lessons to each of the classes.

    Simba Nursery is committed to helping instill the children with sense of cultural appreciation and awareness. We celebrate our multinational student body with lessons and activities tailored to exploring the globe! Some of the most important lessons learned in nursery school are not academic in nature; rather, the lessons will help the children cultivate a real-world view.

    Our children are encouraged to value their own cultures and appreciate and respect the cultures of others. Our children are empowered to be critical thinkers and independent learners. Most importantly, we nurture children who respect themselves, others, and the environment.

    Simba Nursery children are taught to understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviours; to be able to express empathy for others, and to build positive, respectful relationships with those they meet.

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