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4 Things We Love About Nexus International School’s Early Childhood Programme

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Everyone knows that a good start in early childhood can set a child’s foundation for life! Nexus nurtures children from 3 years old by understanding their motivations and guiding them at every step

To achieve a strong foundation, young learners need to be nurtured in a safe and happy environment – one where they can take risks and make mistakes, and learn from every new experience. Nexus International School (Singapore) supports this with their holistic philosophy! Nexus believes each child is unique and has built its entire philosophy on knowing every child; what their motivations are and what educators can do to nurture, guide and support their learning journey.

Starting from Nursery and Kindergarten and eventually graduating to Primary School, Nexus provides a rich and dynamic learning environment for children from the age of 3 to 11 years. Here’s what else we love about Nexus:

1. Experienced Educators

Nexus recognises that learning in Early Childhood is unique and differs from a Primary School experience, as the focus is on a more nurturing role. So in the early years, teachers strive to mentor children, providing them with opportunities to explore and discover, and guide them in the creation of new knowledge and greater understanding. Nexus only employs internationally experienced Early Childhood teachers, and ensures the support staff are experienced working with young children – more than half of their classroom assistants have degrees!

High teacher-to-student ratio

To ensure your little one receives all the right guidance and encouragement they need to lead their learning, every class has a high adult-to-learner ratio of 1:6!

2. IBPYP Curriculum

The curriculum at Nexus International School (Singapore)’s Early Childhood programme is based on the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is an educational curriculum and philosophy that is authorised and evaluated by the International Baccalaureate, one of the most transferable curricula taught in over 109 countries around the world.

The PYP areas of learning are language, mathematics, social studies, science and technology, arts, and personal, social and physical education. Their curriculum standards (even from the early childhood level) are based on those recognised by PISA and OECD as world-class. Nexus uses Singapore standards for Maths, the UK and New Zealand standards for English, and the Australian Science curriculum.

3. Language is highly valued

Language is very important, especially in an international school setting where children often experience a language that may not be their mother tongue for the first time. Nexus teachers and staff are from across the globe and are able to speak a range of languages to help children communicate and build confidence.

All Nexus learners will experience learning a second language. This is taught through intensive and immersive daily language lessons from specialist teachers. Families have the option of French or Mandarin.

4. Teacher-directed and Child-led

Learning in their Nursery and Kindergarten classes is through a mixture of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Well-planned play both inside and outside is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and take on challenges! Play-based learning gives children opportunities to explore, observe, hypothesise, question, and discuss to clarify their understanding. Teachers also provide daily opportunities for children to develop early reading, writing and number skills with creative and imaginative adult support.

By the end of the Early Childhood programme, Nexus aims for learners to see themselves as confident and fluent readers, keen to explore a range of stories and non-fiction. In Maths, the school aims for learners to have a strong foundation in the ‘basics’ such as number bonds, shape recognition and simple addition and subtraction. All vital life skills!

Keen to find out more? Book a tour today!

Nexus International School (Singapore), 1 Aljunied Walk, Singapore 387293, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6536 6566,

Brought to you in partnership with Nexus International School (Singapore). All images were taken before the pandemic.

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