An International Curriculum
The Lodge follows the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Whilst the main emphasis is on providing a secure, fun and nurturing environment for all children to develop individually and at their own pace, the EYFS framework provides the broad depth of understanding critical for the long term growth and development of each child.
Children will be engaged in hands on activities – that will be closely linked to the world around them. Art, drama and role-play, music and physical development will play a daily part in their lives. Mandarin will be introduced to children in the Nursery class. All children are observed and assessed regularly. On-going records are collected to monitor progress and development. These will be shared with parents as part of a regular schedule of parent-teacher meetings.
The longer day is necessary for all Nursery children to comply with EYFS Curriculum expectations. An Extended Day programme is available to Pre-N children. A variety of specialist enrichment activities will take place for those who do stay on for the longer days. Following an afternoon snack, the children will participate in an additional range of learning activities that are linked to a theme and meets the needs and interests of the children.
Our Aims & Commitment
- Happy, curious, young learners who love school
- Sociable young people who respect, trust and share
- Open-minded thinkers who enjoy exploring
- Confident learners ready to move to EtonHouse Prep
1Every child is unique and a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.
2Building positive relationships between home and school provides the security that enable children to learn best and develops individual strength and independence.
3The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
4Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected
INTERNATIONALISM & GLOBAL THINKING
Our curriculum is designed to take account of the host country of Korea as well as every child’s own “home” country. We aim to educate our children about the world around them and give them an understanding of other countries and cultures in preparation for life as global citizens.
We promote inclusion and tolerance as core values and encourage students to think beyond their own immediate experience.
Environments in our school send clear messages about our ethos, vision and mission. We create a nurturing but stimulating learning environment based around the promotion of specific behaviours and skills: inquiry and curiosity, independence, support and challenge, reflection, and critical thinking.
Where possible, we attempt to connect our internal environment with the natural world and celebrate children’s achievements.
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs. You can read more at the following link; UK EYFS Overview
What is the EYFS?
The EYFS Framework exists to support all professionals working in the EYFS to help your child, and was developed with a number of early years experts and based on respected early years philosophies including Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Child initiated learning supported and extended by an adult or knowledgeable peer.
How my child will be learning
The EYFS Framework explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first. These are:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
As children grow, the following specific areas will help them to develop in four key areas. These are:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it’s suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child’s unique needs and interests.
Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
For more information please see the following link; EYFS Parents Guide
S.E.A.L (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)
SEAL promotes social and emotional literacy in children and helps our children become successful learners, responsible citizens, and confident individuals. It is a programme which equips them with the following skills we believe they need to lead a healthy, happy life:
The S.E.A.L. framework is divided into seven themes to be covered within a school year.
Getting On and Falling Out3
Say “No!” to Bullying4
Going for Goals5
Good to be Me6
Senior School Information
THE TRANSITION TO RECEPTION AT ETONHOUSE PREP
The Lodge will be the feeder Nursery for EtonHouse Prep. As children approach the end of their time at the Lodge the process of transitioning to EHPS will begin.
During a child’s last term at the Lodge familiarisation visits to EHPS will be arranged for parents and children and meet the teacher meetings to ensure a smooth transition for children and parents alike.
UK Prep Boarding Schools
Life at a boarding school is very different in many ways to a day school and it can take time to acclimatise and develop the independence and confidence needed to thrive in one. With that in mind, it is a very common route for pupils from overseas to spend Years 7 and 8 (ages 11-13) in a boarding preparatory school in the UK before moving onto a senior school.
We have very strong links with many UK preparatory schools and in particular:
Papplewick offers a unique boarding school experience to boys aged 6-13 years and is situated in Ascot, near Windsor. Papplewick has an enviable reputation for academic success with pupils regularly winning academic, music and sports scholarships to Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wellington and Charterhouse. In an ever changing world, Papplewick is a school where boys can still very much be boys, all set in a family friendly atmosphere.
DRAGON SCHOOL dragonschool.org
The Dragon Preparatory School (for 8-13 year olds) is one of the best known prep schools in the UK and numbers amongst its former pupils a very wide range of successful men and women. Boys and girls leave the Dragon, usually at 13, to join the finest independent senior schools – a great many with scholarships and awards across the range of academic, cultural and sporting achievement.
UK Senior Boarding Schools
ETON COLLEGE etoncollege.com
Eton College is a British independent boarding school located in Eton, near Windsor in England. It educates over 1,300 pupils, aged between 13 to 18 years and was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Eton’s primary aim is to encourage each Etonian to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive young man, a well-rounded character with an independent mind, an individual who respects the differences of others.
HARROW SCHOOL harrowschool.org.uk
Harrow is a full boarding school for boys aged 13-18 in northwest London. Conscious of its history, culture and the charitable intentions of its Founder, Harrow responds to the demands of change by preparing boys for a life of leadership, service and personal fulfilment. Academic achievement is foremost amongst Harrow’s goals which also promote independence of thought, respect for others, creativity and responsibility within a broad range of activities.
ST. MARY’S SCHOOL ASCOT
St Mary’s Ascot is a leading Roman Catholic boarding school for girls aged between 11 and 18 years set in 55 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of Berkshire. St. Mary’s is a friendly, stable and caring community, proud of their academic and extra-curricular achievements and dedicated to bringing out the full potential of each of their 370 pupils.
Charterhouse, with 400 years of history, is one of the leading independent schools in the UK. The School moved from London to its current 250 acre site in Godalming, Surrey in 1872. Charterhouse remains predominantly a boarding school with around 800 pupils, taking boys from 13 and girls in the Sixth Form.
WELLINGTON COLLEGE wellingtoncollege.org.uk
Wellington is one of the UK’s top coeducational day and boarding schools founded in 1859, just outside London, combining innovation with 150 years of history. With grounds and buildings of unsurpassed beauty and with access to truly outstanding facilities, pupils at Wellington receive a first class education.
Awonderful school in the most sublime setting which celebrates youth rather than stifling it. Stowe offers an inspiring environment for the education of boys and girls aged 13 to 18. Through teaching of the highest calibre, Stoics are encouraged to think for themselves, challenge conventional orthodoxies and pursue their own enthusiasms. They rejoice in the differences that exist between them – intellectually, in sporting prowess and in artistic and creative achievements.
International Schools: Asia
We are developing close links with British international schools in Asia that children from EtonHouse Prep will feed and which offer either a distinctive boarding school education or one which will complement the preparatory education at EHPS.
NORTH LONDON COLLEGIATE SCHOOL NLCSjeju.co.kr
North London Collegiate School Jeju is the first international school to be opened as part of the Global Education City on Jeju Island. The school has strong links with NLCS in London, England – an institution that has 160 years of history providing an outstanding education for students. NLCS Jeju caters for boys and girls and offers an education with high academic standards, a rich programme of co-curricular activities and a commitment to the development of the whole person in a supportive environment.
HARROW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – HK harrowschool.hk
The first international coeducational boarding school in Hong Kong, HISHK is the third in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and has recently opened with 750 students. At Harrow International you will find a distinctive and high quality education with a strong emphasis on leadership and team-working skills.
MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE – MALAYSIA marlboroughcollegemalaysia.org
Marlborough College Malaysia is a fully co-educational, independent boarding and day school for pupils aged 11-18. Marlborough College is a community where scholarship is cherished, creativity celebrated, diversity enhanced and conversation is paramount. In addition to promoting and achieving academic excellence, MCM’s mission is to encourage children to explore, through compassion, companionship and conversation; and from that exploration, to build confidence and communities for good.
EtonHouse applies attractive staff to child ratios to ensure optimal care and learning. Whilst every attempt is made to stick to these ratios, there may be some adjustment as new classes are developed. Our maximum class sizes are 10 children per Pre-Nursery class and 12 children per Nursery class.
|CLASS||INTERNATIONAL AGE||ADULT:CHILD RATIO|
|Pre-Nursery (Pre-N)||18 months – 2 years old||1:4|
|Nursery (N)||2 – 4 Years Old||1:6|
*Optimum ratios are achieved dependent on space and numbers