At TLC we offer Nursery programmes for children aged from 18 months to 4 years old. They are designed to prepare children for the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (for children aged 3 to 5 years old).
Our programmes recognise the importance of learning via `Total Physical Response` by learning through doing. We ensure that all learning interventions require action and input from learners using play, storytelling, physical education, simulation, dance, music, games, art and craft.
Learning activities are designed to promote emotional well-being so that children:
Learning activities deal with communication, speaking and listening in different situations and for different purposes. Thus children are:
Learning activities seek to link language with physical activities through action songs, role-play and other practical activities. Children are provided with opportunities to observe and help adults to write signs, labels, posters and captions, and to develop the confidence and ability to eventually produce these independently.
This area of learning includes counting, sorting, matching and organising tasks in order to develop an understanding of pattern, shape, space and measure. Mathematical understanding is developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play, so that children enjoy using and experimenting with numbers.
In this area of learning children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This learning forms the foundation for later work in science, design technology, history, geography and information technology.
Physical development in the Early Years is about improving skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement.
Creativity is fundamental to successful learning. Being creative enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another, and so extend their understanding. This area of learning includes art music, dance, role-play and imaginative play.
Children will be given opportunities to:
From Nursery 2 (children aged 2 to 3 years old) Arabic is offered to native Arabic speakers. Our Arabic programmes follow the Ministry of Education Oman Curriculum guidelines, preparing children to be effective bilingual learners.