At Brighton College Dubai we endeavour to create a nurturing, safe, fun and inspiring learning space where children's interests are unearthed, encouraged and supported. Each pupil’s sense of wellbeing is of the utmost importance.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is taught in ways that build on a child's curiosity, enabling them to learn through a mixture of planned and open-ended play-based activities. Children in FS1 and FS2 learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outdoors. Every child is unique and has particular interests, skills and needs that are met and addressed by providing enabling environments and through ensuring positive relationships.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum has seven areas of learning, all of which are interrelated. There are three prime areas and four specific areas.

Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

As children grow and develop, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Through ‘Active Learning’, the children experience a range of challenges and learning opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development. They will take part in a balance of carefully planned child-initiated and adult-directed activities in order to develop as individuals, and as effective learners.

We whole heartedly value parents as partners as we embark on your child’s learning journey together. Remember, you know your child best and you are still the most important teacher in his or her life. We can work together to ensure your child has rewarding and enriching educational experiences to develop a life-long love for learning. Here at Brighton College Dubai, we strive to promote and enrich positive relationships with our parents and the community.

In our Early Years and Prep School, we teach the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme developed by Ruth Miskin.
We asked pupils from FS 1 to Year 2 to share the bouncy and stretchy sounds.