As the first year of compulsory education between the ages of 4-5 as part of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework, Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) is a fundamental year in your child’s learning journey. From September 2022, Emirates British Nursery will be offering this exciting year group at our Mirdif and Motorcity branches. We’ll outline some of the key advantages about completing Foundation Stage 2 (FS2) at the same nursery in Dubai below.
1. The transition to primary school is less daunting
Starting nursery a year earlier in Dubai allows children to spend longer in an environment they are familiar with and make the step up when they are a year older – a year can make all the difference to a child’s confidence.
Class sizes are smaller in our nursery in comparison to the majority of primary schools; this allows your child to develop socially, emotionally and academically in a smaller classroom environment in a nursery that they are already comfortable with.
Children moving from FS1 to FS2 will also see the same familiar faces of our EBN family around the nursery, even if they don’t have the same teachers. All of these factors combined will help your child to feel more confident and secure when they make the transition to a school in Dubai or elsewhere.
2. Siblings can go to nursery together for longer
Siblings can enjoy attending the same nursery for longer with the addition of this year group. This is great for young children as it provides a strong sense of comfort and familiarity. It also comes with the added convenience of one drop-off and pick up for the caregiver, rather than multiple trips to the nursery and school. We will also be offering the bus service for this new year group.
3. Purpose-built facilities for younger children
We pride ourselves on a superbly resourced environment with smaller class numbers than most schools and well-qualified teaching staff. Spending an extra year at the nursery allows children to thrive using high-quality equipment specifically for young children. In addition, the tailored classrooms, indoor and outdoor early years areas and adapted nursery bathrooms provide further support for their growth and development. This underpins our children’s early learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage and promotes both independence and decision making. Furthermore, this promotes a ‘can do’ attitude that builds and nurtures a child’s self-esteem.
4. Consistency and continuity
Moving to FS2 ensures that your child builds on their learning and skills developed in FS1. Our expert teachers are highly qualified to teach FS2 and will have detailed transition meetings with your child’s previous teacher at EBN, or from you their parents in order to establish a holistic picture of where your child is on their individual learning journey. This allows us to maintain that personalised approach to your child’s learning throughout their FS2 experience.
5. Cost savings
Emirates British nursery offers very competitive fees in comparison to many schools in Dubai. For details on our fee structure and how it compares, you can request a breakdown on our
Nursery Fees page.
KHDA Dubai has recognised Emirates British Nursery as a premium standard nursery for meeting best practices which enables us to open the new year group from September 2022: Foundation Stage Two (FS2). Offering an additional year group comes with many advantages for the families in our EBN community and we are delighted to welcome new children as our community grows. We have limited spaces available, but you can register your child online or contact us for further information.