Welcome to Early Childhood Education at NBIS!
Welcome to Early Childhood at NBIS, we follow the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Our dedicated staff recognise that all children are unique and understand that the early years are an extremely important time in a child’s learning. Our small class sizes allow us to really engage and get to know the children, planning activities that are tailored made to each individual. We encourage the children to develop their independence and curiosity through purposeful play, as well as teacher led activities. Throughout each day, the children have many opportunities to explore, encouraging them to ask questions, develop their confidence and foster a willingness to have a go at new things. The framework is designed for teachers and families to work together and we believe that our partnership with parents is essential to each child’s development and success.
In ECE at Ningbo International School (NBIS), we use a curriculum called, ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’, which is Australia’s National Early Years Learning Framework. The framework emphasises that the first 5 years of a child’s life are crucial and provides structure and stability for educators to work in partnership with families to create holistic, nurturing and stimulating experiences for children. Play is the context for learning in ECE (we do not teach subjects). Through play, young children explore and learn to understand the world, showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. Therefore, we are supporting the development of positive learning behaviours such as: effective communication, resilience, problem solving, concentration, organisation, confidence, curiosity, self-esteem and many more.
More information can be found at - https://www.education.gov.au/early-years-learning-framework.
From September 2017, NBIS will be introducing the Early Years Foundation Stage from the National Curriculum of England.
There are two parts to the assessment of ECE children at NBIS. These consist of two formal semester reports, as well as an ongoing ‘child portfolio’. Portfolios are a written and photographic record of the child’s learning journey, which the children keep throughout their years in ECE at NBIS. The portfolio highlights the child’s personal successes, development and progression as they grow.
Head of Early Childhood