Foundation Stage

Welcome Message from the Head

On behalf of the whole team, I’m delighted to welcome you to the Early Years Family at GEMS British School Al Rehab. Leading Early Years is a responsibility that is close to my heart and one I take great pride in. I see it as an opportunity to create something special that can last a lifetime and really change the world for our children.

Curriculum Overview 

Our mission within the Early Years department at The British School is to provide a caring learning environment that enables children to succeed as unique individuals and celebrate their achievements. Foundation Stage is where children are inspired and encouraged to develop an interest in learning for life within a happy, creative and secure space.

We aim to:

  • Create a stimulating learning environment geared towards ensuring each child achieves their full potential
  • Ensure every child receives a broad and balanced education of the highest standard while being helped to discover their individual strengths
  • Maintain a safe, caring, happy community where every child matters and each child feels safe, nurtured, loved and supported
  • Encourage respect for each other and for the environment
  • Create self-motivating, self-disciplined, confident, independent thinkers
  • Nurture the spiritual, moral, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of each individual for life
  • Build strong partnerships with families to create an open and welcoming school
  • Develop and promote lively and inquisitive minds driven by the desire and skills needed to explore new ideas
  • Foster a sense of awe and wonder, and develop natural curiosity so children enjoy learning both in and outside the school 
  • Encourage our children to believe in themselves while equipping them with the fundamental skills to enjoy and achieve in life

Foundation Stage (FS) Curriculum Framework

Children develop quickly in the Early Years, and Early Years practitioners aim to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, spelled out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents, and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. This guidance helps adults to understand and support each individual child’s development pathway.

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