Pre-Nursery and Playgroup

Early Years Curriculum

Pre-Nursery: 18 months to 2 years old 

Nursery One: 3 years old

The developmentally appropriate Early Years curriculum emphasises the child's holistic development. This includes the child's ability to communicate (verbally and nonverbally) and express themselves creatively, as well as physical, social, and emotional well-being and early numeracy.

Individual child's age and developmental needs are considered while designing experiences that incorporate the development of skills, knowledge and understanding. This provides a foundation for children to learn how to make sense of their world, engage in inquisitive exploration, and interact positively with others, in large and small groups. The programme is designed to spark children’s imagination, creativity, and curiosity while building their confidence and self-management skills.

Inquiry Mind.pngInquiry Minds: Higher-Order Thinking (HOT)
  • Developing curiosity and wonder about events, situations, and people 
  • Problem solving strategies: 
    • Trial and error 
    • Observation 
    • Seeking assistance 
    • Asking questions
  • Talk about relationships 
    • Compare items/objects 
    • Explore cause and effect etc.
Early Language and Communication.pngEarly Language and Communication (English and Chinese)
  • Listening and understanding
  • Communicating and Speaking
  • Emergent Literacy (mark-making)
Early Numeracy.pngEarly Numeracy
  • Introducing various fundamental numeracy concepts and skills through daily experiences including but not limited to:
    • Matching
    • Basic Shapes
    • Rote counting
    • Developing mathematical language:
      • Big, small, up, down etc.
Mindfulness and Well-being.pngMindfulness and Well-being
  • Breathing techniques
  • Body scan to detect and name emotions
  • Simple Yoga poses
Creative Expression.pngCreative Expression through 100 languages of children
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts