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Nursery & Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a framework that provides standards and expectations for the development of children up to five years of age. At DePS, we deliver the seven areas of this framework through a hands on, play-based approach, in our modern and child-focused Foundation Stage setting.

The curriculum followed in Nursery, FS1 and FS2 is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, adapted by our staff to have a global dimension and to be relevant to children living here in the UAE. Both native and non-native speakers will take part in Arabic lessons throughout the week.

Areas of Learning in Foundation Stage:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Arabic (for FS2 pupils)
  • French (for FS2 pupils)