Early Years at Jumeirah
Early Years Foundation Stage is where children start their learning journey with us at JESS. We offer a curriculum alongside a nurturing experience throughout Foundation Stage 1 and 2, at which point after two years, the children are fully prepared to transition to the Primary phase of the school.
Our Jumeirah Campus has 4 classes in Foundation Stage. Each class opens up to a large central area for indoor play as well as the extensive outdoor playgrounds which offers a range of creative play areas such as a mini road track, art areas, climbing and musical areas to encourage play.
We nurture each child to develop a love of learning and make a difference in the world. By focusing on building warm, positive relationships with each other we ensure that they feel safe and happy in a warm and welcoming environment.
The learning at Foundation Stage is play based and follows a holistic approach that supports the development of the child. Play is one of the most powerful channels that enables young children to learn and make sense of the world around them. Play is also essential to build their confidence as they explore and learn how to solve problems. By creating opportunities for our children to discover and investigate, we nurture their curiosity and learning becomes meaningful because they are following their interests. The children lead their own learning and develop the Characteristics of Effective Learning.
Our learning spaces are highly engaging, challenging, and responsive to the needs of every unique child. As the children develop and grow, they are supported to become independent and confident learners who can communicate their ideas and work cooperatively with others.
Find out more in our Foundation Stage Handbook below.
How To Apply
Our Admissions pages have full details on how to Apply for JESS Early Years.
Through the Eyes of
We know that children who choose a JESS education discover a love of learning that ensures they can make a difference the world. Our Through the Eyes series of videos showcases some of our students and staff and shows their perspective on JESS.
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