Early Years at Hastings School
At Hastings School, we believe that the children in our care are entitled to provision which supports and extends knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence. We encourage positive attitudes and disposition to learn and aim to give protection from early failure. Above all, we believe that high quality care and education by teachers will lead to effective learning and development for young children.
Every child deserves the best possible start and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.
Play is the highest form of research.
A Unique Child
Every child is unique, constantly learning and has the potential to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Learning and Development
Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. Emphasis is based on children learning through play with a good balance of child-initiated and focus activities.
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents.
Early Years Curriculum
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Children will be encouraged to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others, to form positive relationships and develop respect for others, to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
We support the children in four specific areas of learning, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. These are the specific area of learning: Personal, social and emotional development.
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Early Years Locations
Our Early Years building, located in Paseo de la Habana, 204 provides education for Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception children.
The building covers a total floor area of 630 sq.m. There are two classes per year group, a kitchen, a dining room, a sand-pit, a play area, a large playground and two smaller ones.a large playground and two smaller ones.
Our Sobradiel campus is especially generously spaced and includes an indoor multi-use space for movement, music, and assemblies.
Each classroom has access to its own dedicated outdoor area which permits free-flow moments to include outside activities. The front-of-building communal play area consists of approximately 500 square metres.
At Hastings School we offer a range of optional after school extra-curricular activities and clubs, run by teachers and other professionals from Monday to Friday. The extra- curricular programme forms an integral part of the curriculum enrichment we offer to our students. The activities offered vary from term to term.
The purpose of the extra-curricular programme provides experiences that enables our students to progress toward established educational objectives. Extra-curricular activities give the students tremendous opportunities to develop their character.