Early Years Foundation Stage

Welcome to The Early Years Foundation Phase, where our youngest students join us to start their journey at The Regent School Abuja.

During these first steps in education, it is our priority to ensure children feel secure, supported and engaged. We recognize that this initial transition plays a crucial part in setting the scene for the days to come, and that warm working relationships between children, their friends and their teachers are essential, as many children may be away from their parents or carers for the first time.

In spacious well-resourced classrooms, children thrive in a bustling, colourful space, directly connected to the school playground for easy access to the fresh air. This is crucial for physical play and outdoor investigative learning, which is in keeping with our Continuous Provision Programme.

Our EYFS programme is an excellent foundation for learning. We follow the revised British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, providing a curriculum full of activities, themes and real-life experiences that motivate the children and provide a solid base for their future academic learning and development. This programme is taught by our experienced and dedicated staff, who take great care to engage the children on a level that is age appropriate, ensuring at all times that each child's needs and interests are accounted for and integrated into their learning.

The Regent Early Years provides pupils with an indoor-outdoor environment, enabling children to investigate, problem solve and think creatively. Lessons are planned with the children’s interests and abilities in mind, to ensure that every child makes progress based on their individual learning needs. Particular attention is given to children’s personal, social and emotional development to help them become confident, independent learners.

Children from Pre-Nursery to Reception, engage in learning that follows broad themes throughout the year. The emphasis at Nursery age is on- going learning through direct experience, with a focus on play-based activities.

In Reception class, although ‘hands on’ activities are very much part of every school day, this is the year when children learn to read and write. We use the Letters Sounds Programme from Phase 1 (Nursery) to Phase 4 (Reception) as the core of our Literacy Curriculum.

Children are challenged and supported by class teachers, teaching assistants and specialist teachers in Music, Art, PE, Library, ICT and French, to ensure they are provided with the enriching experiences that match a full range of talents and abilities.

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