Early Years School (ages 3 to 5)
Welcome to the Early Years School
The Early Years School is situated in Anthonie van Dijckstraat, in a quiet residential area of South Amsterdam. On our site we have children from 3 to 5 years old.
There are three double Nursery classes. Two teachers and three nursery officers staff each Nursery class. A maximum of 33 children attend each session. There are four Reception classes with a maximum class size of 24. A teacher and a nursery officer staff each Reception class.
The school has teaching classrooms, an English classroom, a Dutch classroom, a multi-purpose room, a school hall/gymnasium, a library, a music room and a secure playground. The school also has an occupational therapy/multi sensory room used by qualified therapists. Each teaching room has a SmartBoard. iPads are used to teach information communication technology.
The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.