At our Pre-Preparatory, we provide a relevant and high-quality early childhood education in a happy, safe and beautiful environment. In order to ensure that learning is fun, our age appropriate programmes alternate between guided learning experiences and free play.
Our approach to teaching is theme based, and follows ISASA’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) syllabus. In this programme, our children are exposed to the following areas of learning:
Through regular activity, games and play, we ensure our children develop strong, coordinated and spatially-aware bodies.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We use class discussions and interactive, group-based tasks to encourage our children to share resources, ideas and thoughts. These lessons also build an awareness for others, and are the foundation for ensuring our children live with kindness and respect.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
By using storytelling, we ensure that our children become confident speakers and adept listeners.
In using experiential patterns, shapes and foundational mathematical ideas, we build a confidence to work with and see numbers.
Through activity in music, movement, drama and visual arts, our children are encouraged to experiment with their creativity, imagination and originality.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
We actively encourage an awareness for our immediate community and for the wider world beyond. Through a variety of activities that explore our environment, our children are helped to achieve a sense of beauty and wonder for the world about them.
‘Uplands lives a holistic approach to schooling, where there is a focus on age-appropriate ‘play’ and where pupils and parents have a voice.’