We have designed our British Islamic Nursery’s curriculum around the following early-learning principles:
- Every child deserves the best possible start in life.
- Children have the fundamental right to be raised as responsible, confident and knowledgeable Muslims.
- The Quran and Sunnah provide the best guidance for proper raising, character-building and education.
- Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances.
- Cultivating strong Islamic values and identity in early learning prepare children to be well balanced and nurtures healthy minds.
- Each child deserves the right to learn and progress at his own pace.
- Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need, to make the most of their abilities and talents as they learn.
- Character development is a primary aspect of the overall development during the early year.
- Children learn best when they are stimulated, kept interested and when their individual needs are met.
- Quality and consistency in early-years teaching is the foundation for good progress thus ensuring that no child gets left behind.
- Play is an effective way for children to learn.
- Cultural diversity increases students’ understanding of different people an cultures.
- The teaching of religious tolerance and cultural equality leads to an improved society.
- Children will learn naturally through play, by experimenting, sharing and just enjoying those precious years.
- Children are motivated to speak Arabic and English with our Bilingual curriculum providing lessons in both languages.
- Children are welcomed daily with Quran reading with their teacher to start the day with Allah’s blessings, Insha’Allah.
- Children are encouraged to perform Salah in groups, to promote brotherhood and friendship.
- Children’s curiosity will be entertained with stories from the Quran, Hadith as well as learning about the lives of the Prophet (s) and his/their companions.
Areas of Learning and Development
The areas of learning and development that shape our early-years curriculum are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
- Communication, Language and Literacy.
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
- Physical Development.
- Creative Development.