Early Years

A holistic approach is offered by the Cambridge Early Years curriculum, which places an emphasis on the development of the whole child and links that development to the outside world and other people.

For Teaching & Learning in three stages


(for ages 2+)


(for ages 3+)


(for ages 4+)

Every child develops along their own unique route, which is influenced by a variety of things, including upbringing and experiences. When deciding on a child’s future steps, it is always important to take into account their present level of knowledge, understanding, and skills.

Summer Fields International
for Early Years

Early Years Curriculum

EY3 contains the same curriculum areas as EY1 and EY2, which are
designed to be taught holistically:
Communication, Language, & Literacy
Expression (including art and design, music, dance, and drama)
Personal, Social, & Emotional Development
Physical Development
Understanding the World (including scientific thinking, digital technology, and people, time, and place)

Early Years Development Sphere

Summer Fields International recognizes five spheres of early years development: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional. The school provides a range of stimulating activities and experiences that encourage children to develop in all four areas, promoting a holistic approach to early years education and preparing them for future success.

Cerebral development – This development in the early years is critical for a child’s future cognitive abilities. At Summer Fields International, the Early Years Programme focuses on promoting brain development through a variety of stimulating experiences. Activities such as storytelling, music and movement, and sensory play are all designed to encourage the development of the brain’s neural pathways, preparing children for lifelong learning.

Emotional development – Emotional development is a key aspect of the Early Years Programme at Summer Fields International campus. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes positive relationships between children and adults, helping to develop learners’ emotional intelligence. Activities such as role-play, social games, and mindfulness exercises help them to identify and manage their emotions, developing their self-awareness and empathy.

Physical development – Physical development is an important part of the Early Years Programme. Our learners are provided with a range of activities that help them to develop their fine and gross motor skills, including outdoor play, dance, and yoga classes. It is also linked to other areas of development, such as cognitive and social skills, promoting a holistic approach to early years education.

Social development – Social development is a key focus of the Early Years Programme at Summer Fields International. There are a variety of opportunities for learners to interact with their peers and develop their social skills, such as group activities, cooperative games, and role-play. Social development also helps to promote learners’ self-confidence, communication, and empathy, preparing them for future success in relationships and teamwork.

Spiritual development – Spiritual development is an integral part of the Early Years Programme. Summer Fields International recognizes that learners have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them, and provides a nurturing environment that encourages exploration and reflection. Through activities such as storytelling, meditation, and creative expression, learners develop a sense of connection to themselves, others, and the wider world, fostering their spiritual growth.

Bridging the gap between home and school

Summer Fields International recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides regular communication with parents, including progress reports and parent-teacher meetings. We also encourage parents to participate in their child’s learning through home activities and events, promoting a collaborative approach to education and ensuring a smooth transition between home and school.

Role of Educators -
  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment that supports learners’ emotional, social, and physical development.
  • Planning and delivering engaging and stimulating activities that promote children’s cognitive and language development, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Observing and assessing children’s progress, identifying areas for improvement, and working with parents to provide tailored support for each child’s needs.
Role of Parents -
  • Maintaining a supportive and loving home environment that encourages children’s emotional, social, and physical development.
  • Engaging in their child’s learning by participating in home activities, attending parent-teacher meetings, and communicating regularly with educators.
  • Supporting their child’s well-being by promoting healthy habits, such as good nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity.