The Early Years
Head of Early Years & Primary
Our Early Years curriculum is based on current research on early childhood development and ensures that we place children at the heart of everything we do. At Miftah An Nur, we recognise and value play as essential for human development; a right that every child deserves and an amanah that we need to fulfill.
Children build a strong sense of belonging and have a clear identity as soon they become a part of our community with homely, safe and welcoming classroom environments. Our routines and rituals such as morning dhikr, circle times, saying everyday duas together and check outs to form a strong sense of unity.
We want to nurture our children to be autonomous, curious, creative risk takers who have a love for learning. Hence our continuous provision is carefully set up into learning areas that support rich interactions; spaces which promote questioning, discussion, imagination and shared thinking. This enables our children to not just achieve curriculum objectives but follow their interests and pave their own learning journeys.
Teaching and learning is responsive to the needs and interests of the individual children we teach combining enhanced provision, child initiated play and teacher led activities. The role of our educators in Early Years is to observe, support, facilitate, question and challenge children; to provide learning experiences that help children see the wonder and joy in learning.