Our Approach

Our approach to education is based on recognized British programs and standards for its emphasis on hands-on, play-based learning and a strong focus on each child's social and emotional development.

We are follows the British EYFS curriculum which promotes a holistic learning environment for children aged between 3 months and 5 years.

We use the new revised Early Learning Goals (ELGs).

The EYFS curriculum covers seven key areas of learning deemed essential for a child’s early years development. Each term, Kids' town International will cover skills in each of the seven areas.

Communication and Language

Often learned through roleplay, children might practise listening to others, listening to stories, using descriptive language to express themselves or tell a story, or expanding their vocabulary.

Early Learning Goals:

  • Listening: To listen during larger and smaller group discussions, clarify their understanding of what they have heard with comments and questions and hold back and forth conversations.

  • Speaking: To express their ideas, feelings and explanations, using new vocabulary, different tenses.

Activities to support learning:

  • Roleplay

  • Listening to others sharing experiences and opinions

  • Listening to stories

  • Using descriptive language to express themselves or tell a story

  • Learning new words to expand their vocabulary

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Early Learning Goals:

  • Self-regulation: Learn to recognise their own and others’ feelings and how best to respond, learn to follow instructions and control their impulses and behaviour.

  • Managing self: Building independence and perseverance, understanding right and wrong and that rules are there for a reason, learning about personal hygiene and healthy habits.

  • Building relationships: To cooperate with others and be sensitive to each other’s needs, to form positive relationships and friendships.

Activities to support learning:

  • Practising sharing and taking turns

  • Following instructions and rules and understanding why

  • Exploring their own needs, interests and feelings

  • Learning about and respecting each other’s differences

  • Practising independence and self-care

Physical Development

Early Learning Goals:

  • Gross motor skills: Develop balance, coordination and the ability to negotiate obstacles and use their strength in a controlled way, plus to confidently use movements like running, jumping, hopping and skipping.

  • Fine motor skills: To properly hold and use a pencil, plus other small tools like pens, paintbrushes, knives, forks, spoons, scissors etc.

Activities to support learning:

  • Games that involve running, jumping, throwing and catching

  • Using equipment such as climbing frames

  • Older children might also discuss healthy living and how they feel after exercise

  • Drawing, colouring, painting and crafts

  • Eating independently using cutlery


Early Learning Goals:

  • Comprehension: Show that they understand stories being read to them by retelling and discussing the story in their own words, confidently use vocabulary they have learned in stories, rhymes, poems etc.

  • Word reading: Be able to say a sound for every letter of the alphabet (such as ‘puh’ for P) and some digraphs (such as ‘thuh’ for th), read some words using this skill.

  • Write letters and some simple words and sentences.

Activities to support learning:

  • Singing nursery rhymes to explore rhymes and syllables

  • Learning the alphabet and digraph sounds verbally

  • Matching sounds with the letters of the alphabet

  • Writing some letters, their names and other simple words


Early Learning Goals:

  • Number: Understand how to say and write 1 -10 in order, be able to recognise 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 objects without counting, know number bonds up to 10.

  • Numerical patterns: Count pas 20, explore and compare patterns and quantities in numbers up to 10.

Activities to support learning:

  • Counting

  • Identifying and drawing shapes

  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using objects

  • Learning about weights and measures

Understanding the world

Early Learning Goals:

  • Past and present: Learn about and discuss others’ lives and roles in the community and society, learn about the past and compare how things were then to now.

  • People, culture and communities: Describe their own environment and culture and be able to compare it with those in other cultures, faiths and countries.

  • The natural world: Explore the natural world and understand what is natural and what is man-made, understand changing seasons and weather and the effects they have.

Activities to support learning:

  • Exploring their senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch

  • Learning about nature and seasons, often outdoor learning in a local park or woodland

  • Looking at maps

  • Exploring cultures, religion and cultural and religious festivals

  • Practical experiments with science, such as seeing which objects float in a tub of water

  • Using computers or other technology to begin children’s technical skills

Expressive Arts and Design

Early Learning Goals:

  • Creating with materials: Explore different materials, textures and techniques for creating art and explain their process; use props effectively in roleplaying and storytelling.

  • Being imaginative and expressive: Create and tell stories of their own, sing nursery rhymes and songs from memory.

Activities to support learning:

  • Painting, messy painting, drawing and crafts

  • Making music and singing

  • Dancing, independently and as a group

  • Roleplaying known stories (such as fairy tales) and their own stories

Values and Principles

How To Teach Children Values and Principles?

Children are not born with a set of values, ethics, and morals. It’s something that’s learnt from their parents and upbringing. Laying the foundation of values in early childhood will mean that children have acquired the knowledge to grow into well balanced adults and lead a bright and healthy future.

Self Esteem

Children need to feel a sense of belonging and the right to feel accepted. Positive reinforcement and encouragement will help to build confidence and belief within themselves. Let your child know that their sense of creativity, imagination and quirks are what makes them special.


Compassion is empathy and concern for the wellbeing of others. Teach your child to be compassionate towards the environment and people by leading with example. Be kind and respectful of nature, people and all creatures great and small.


Honesty isn’t just about telling the truth to others; it’s also about not lying to yourself. To create opportunities for your child to learn and practice honesty, it’s important they feel safe to do so without getting into trouble.


Responsibility can be taught through assigning appropriate jobs/chores to children. Complete the jobs with them until they understand how to do it themselves. Avoid reward systems and offer praise and positive encouragement instead. Your child will then learn not to always expect something in return.

Good judgement

The teaching of good judgment ensures that children understand how to think about a situation to make decisions. Creating scenarios in conversation for your child to think and figure out is good practice, as your guidance is very important for their learning.

Acceptance of diversity

It is important to teach children that everyone is equal, regardless of race, ability, gender, religion and background. Instil an appreciation of different cultural backgrounds and ethnicities by learning about it together. It is also important to teach children that it is wrong to treat anyone differently based on appearance, accents, or abilities, both physical and mental.