Kids Academy Childcare day nursery and preschool education was established 14 years ago by an experienced management team, dedicated to providing high quality childcare for children aged 45 days – 4 years.
Kids Academy offer high quality British education in the early year’s sector through the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in United Arab Emirates.
Kids Academy Childcare provide a holistic approach to your child’s education and in doing this it enables us to deliver the highest standards of care and education to each and every child as the two go hand in hand. Each child’s care and their learning is personalised towards their developmental and progression needs to ensure that every child who attends a Kids Academy Nursery has a unique experience.
Following its introduction in September 2008, the EYFS has one main and important feature. It has the benefit of being an integrated framework relating to all children aged from birth to five. The curriculum offers a learning through play approach in where learning environments, effective resourcing, highly skilled and trained staff and well planned educational programmes enable each child to truly excel in their development. Through these experiences and play children:
Learn to feel secure and safe
Explore, practice and make sense of their world
Build up new concepts and skills
Learn how to work with, alongside others, to share and take turns
Take risks and make mistakes
Be creative and use their imagination
Investigate, experiment and solve problems
Learn to understand their own needs and those of others
Communicate with others
Express their fears, anxieties and excitement
It is now recognised that a holistic approach is the best way to provide for children’s needs – an approach which puts learning and development within the wider context of children’s welfare and wellbeing.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
An important feature of the EYFS is the principle of it being a developmental framework. Rather than prescribing a set of learning objectives or targets, it is intended to provide a continuum of development milestones which acknowledges the fact that children are unique and may not progress in the same way or at a uniform rate.
Although children may be at different points along their own developmental pathways, the EYFS does reflect “average” norms or expectations. The framework gives an indication of stages of development i.e. what most children will have achieved within key timescales such as crawling to walking or forming their first words to sentence formation.
There have been key changes since September 2012 to the EYFS these have been with the introduction and separation of the 6 learning areas into three prime learning areas:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
Complimented with the following four specific learning areas:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
These outlined areas enable each child’s development to be shaped with valuable activities, experiences and opportunities to ignite their interests in learning and to support their development along the way.
With affective assessments, observations and planned learning for each child, daily and within an organised and well-structured learning environment, an abundance of purposeful play and educational development opportunities are available to each child.
Address: No. 30 Al Khaleej Al Arabi St., Plot No. 24B, Sector No. W-22, Abu Dhabi City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.