Growing through the first three years of life is not all about ‘getting ready for big school’ we really do not like this term, and we much prefer the conversation to be based around the children receiving a beautiful and loving foundation for ‘life’ – getting ready for ‘life’ is actually what it is all about!
We understand for parents choosing the right curriculum and the right school after Nursery are indeed big decisions.
We are here to help with this journey and can provide you with a list of schools and different curriculums within the community plus information regarding this next big step in your child’s life.
At Indigo Valley Nursery the children will be inspired by ‘big school’- by the British Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) where learning and development are provided for across the seven areas of learning from birth to 60 months. This indicates that children may remain within our Nurseries throughout their fourth year – children can join the Nursery when their age is less than four years at the beginning of July. The children will complete KG1 or FS1 or equivalent at the Nursery, then after their graduation ceremony they will begin their schooling years at ‘big school’.
We believe that children need time to be children there should never be a ‘rush to the finish line’ for the crucial early childhood years!! We support the children’s transition into school, through a balance of love and care within a familiar environment with new confidence-building challenges.
In the children’s final year of Nursery, the pace quickens, as our forthcoming graduates get ready for their greater life’s challenges within the Nursery environment which genuinely supports their young age.
Some of the good reasons for your children to complete their final year at the Nursery: Flexible Timings – Your child’s Nursery day can be from 7:00 am until 6:00 p.m.
Nursery Meals – Your child receives each day freshly cooked and healthy Nursery breakfast and lunch.
Teacher to Child Ratios – Your child will continue their daily care within an environment where the staff to child ratios are much higher than at big schools.
Social, Emotional and Physical Confidence – Holistically your child will be prepared for his or her specific ‘big school’ curriculum – The American Curriculum, The English National Curriculum, The Indian Curriculum, The Australian Curriculum, The French National Curriculum, The International Baccalaureate plus others.
School Referral Letter – Your child will receive a letter of referral from the Nursery highlighting their readiness to be accepted into a similar age at ‘big school.’
Arabic Lessons – Your child will learn the basic Arabic language through the learning of the alphabet, numbers, songs and rhymes.
Computer Lessons – Your child will have weekly scheduled age appropriate IT learning – the beginning stages of their discovering the astounding world of how imagination and scifi can bring about today’s amazing realities.
Extra Curricular Activities – Your child will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including Kung-Fu, Ballet, and Music Performances.
Community Events and Trips – Your child will have the opportunity to participate in the various Nursery organised events and outings such as a trip to Adventure HQ at the Galleria Mall, The Dome Box at Box Park, Kidzania at Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium.
Graduation – Your child will graduate at the completion of their final year at the Nursery. The children eligible for attending the Graduation Ceremony are children who by their age are no longer eligible to remain within the Nursery for an additional year.