Early years foundation stage

The early years’ foundation stage British curriculum (EYFS) sets standards for learning, development, and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. Petits Scholars International follows the EYFS curriculum and the UK’s rules and regulations pertaining to the early years of childcare and education. Your child will mostly be taught through games, creative play, and practical life activities.

The areas of learning are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

In addition to our core curriculum we teach the following subjects inclusive of our tuition fees:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • IT
  •  Yoga
  • Music

Our Literacy Programme

The Jolly Phonics program used to teach literacy teaches children to read and write using synthetic phonics,which is widely recognized as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English. Phonics is central to the UK curriculum, today it is now used in over 100 countries worldwide.

Systematic teaching of phonics across our 1-5-year-old classes starting with Jolly music which is multi-sensory and active, with fun actions, stories, and songs and moving onto the teaching of all the 7 groups of letter sounds, how to blend, segment decode tricky words and finally read.

Independent research supports the outstanding results achieved around the world with the program which your child will love and learn the fundamental skill of how to read.



Your child’s progress will be reviewed when they’re between 2 and 3 by an early years practitioner. Their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn 5.

The assessment is based on classroom observations and a small test of their knowledge. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years’ framework, as a benchmark of what your child should know.

In the reception class 4-5 years, Petits Scholars uses its unique program ‘Early years advanced’ to teach and develop the children. Our scheme of work is designed to challenge our children to be the exception beings that they are by introducing them to some class 1 work. This is carefully taught to the children through a series of fun, games and practical activities. Placing our Scholars ahead of the pack when departing to primary school.