Welcome to LANNA Early Years
Children are welcomed into the Lanna Early Years programme from the age of two in Pre Nursery and normally progress into Nursery and then finally into Reception in the August following their fourth birthday. We provide a safe, warm, caring and stimulating environment in small classes with a qualified main teacher and assistant teacher to ensure individual attention. We encourage children to develop self-esteem and the confidence to become independent and make decisions all within the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). Once the Early Years students have completed the IEYC they progress to the Primary school where they will learn through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
Learning Principles of IEYC
The IEYC is designed around eight learning principles, that we consider essential to children’s learning and development.
- The earliest years of life are important in their own right.
- Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.
- Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.
- Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.
- Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.
- Knowledge and skills development lead to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.
- Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.
Learning should be motivating, engaging and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.