The Foundation Stage at our school provides a safe, secure, and friendly environment where our youngest learners gain confidence, independence, and a love for learning. It serves as an excellent foundation for future educational milestones, preparing children for the exciting journey ahead.

In our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we take pride in offering a nurturing and enriching educational experience for our youngest learners aged 3 to 5 years. We have crafted a dynamic curriculum inspired by the UK (EYFS) coupled with the principles of the renowned Reggio Emilia approach.

The Reggio Emilia Approach

We are proud to integrate the Reggio Emilia approach into our educational philosophy. This approach places a strong emphasis on the child as a capable and curious learner, with a focus on emergent curriculum, project-based learning, and the use of the environment as a vital element in the learning process. Our classrooms are designed to inspire creativity and curiosity, with natural materials and open-ended resources playing a key role in the learning environment.

Our Guiding Principles within the Foundation Stage
  • All children are celebrated as unique individuals.
  • Goodness and compassion are inherent in every child.
  • Children are natural inquirers, curious, and creative learners, motivated by their own interests.
  • Learning is a journey of exploration and play.
  • Mistakes are embraced as valuable learning experiences.
  • Teachers and children collaboratively guide and facilitate learning, co-constructing knowledge together.
  • Relationships are fundamental to a thriving learning community.

Join us at Noya British School in creating an inspiring and joyful learning experience for your child, where the Reggio Emilia approach enriches our commitment to fostering creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love for learning.

Our Comprehensive Curriculum Covers

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

Fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where each child’s emotional well-being is paramount.

Communication and Language

Cultivating effective communication skills through engaging activities, language-rich experiences, and the expressive arts.

Physical Development

Promoting healthy habits, fine and gross motor skills development, and a love for physical activity.


Inspiring a passion for reading and writing through imaginative play, storytelling, phonics and exposure to diverse literary experiences.


Nurturing a curiosity for numbers, patterns, and problem-solving through hands-on exploration.

Understanding the World

Encouraging curiosity about the world and fostering a sense of wonder through exploration, projects, and collaborative learning.

Expressive Arts and Design

Unleashing creativity through art, music, and imaginative play, allowing each child to express themselves uniquely.