St Christopher’s Nursery provides a stimulating, caring and nurturing environment which meets each child’s needs as an individual. What makes St Christopher’s Nursery a special place to be, is the happy, engaging and fun learning atmosphere. Our Nursery is bright and spacious with cozy classrooms and exciting corners in which to play and learn. Our pupils benefit from a stimulating, integrated indoor-outdoor environment, which promotes a child’s independence, decision-making and problem solving. Every child has space and time to play and discover in the classroom, well-resourced ‘Activity Street’, playground and enclosed garden and outdoor play area. When your child joins our Nursery they will receive all the care and attention they need. Our Nursery pupils learn through a play-based, thematic approach, utilising a range of interesting and creative teaching methods. They have freedom to explore, investigate, discover, imagine, and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through self-chosen activities and adult-led experiences. Our pupils enjoy a fabulous start to their St Christopher’s learning journey and develop a healthy approach to life and learning. The curriculum in our Nursery is based around the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS);
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Early phonics skills are developed through the Jolly Phonics programme and pupils are introduced to pre-reading skills through the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. Early number concepts are developed through Numicon, which builds a deep understanding of number and number relationships, developing pupils’ fluency, reasoning and problem-solving.
Our Nursery pupils take an active part in community service projects and have strong links with Regional Institute of Active Learning (RIA) School. Our pupils donate new toys for the pupils on the oncology ward at Salmaniya hospital and clothes they have grown out of to needy families in Bahrain. Pupils from RIA and Bahrain Mobility Schools also visit our Nursery to play with us.
Highlights of the year include a Teddy Bears Picnic, Sports Day and Splash Day. Trips to Yellow Submarine and the theatre enhance the curriculum topics. In Nursery, special guest visitors include the Community Police, Fire Brigade and an ice cream van!