Geneva English School
Early Years (age 3-5)
In the bilingual Pre-School and Reception classes, we use the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters guidance as basis for our curriculum. This means that the children are accessing high quality learning opportunities tailored to their developmental needs.
Being a bilingual Early Years department, we not only offer the highest quality English teaching, in line with UK expectations, but we also hold high expectations of our French language development, with qualified teachers in both languages working collaboratively to deliver the curriculum in English and French.
To ensure we can deliver the highest level of quality teaching and learning in both languages, we recommend a minimum attendance for our Pre-School pupils. This will allow your child to not only develop their language skills in both English and French, regardless of their home language, but also meet the developmental milestones of the Early Years curriculum that will lead seamlessly into the second Early Years phase at GES, our Reception class, and beyond into Key Stage One.
Our youngest learners, normally increase their sessions gradually as detailed on our fees page. Full-time attendance is possible if it suits you and your child.
We understand children develop at different rates, so any modifications for individual children can be discussed with the Head of Early Years.