1 TO 5 YEARS OLD

EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

Based on the Spanish National Curriculum, our bespoke international early years curriculum at Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona focuses on nurturing each child's natural curiosity and love for discovery. As an international nursery school in Barcelona, our students primarily learn in English, but also have opportunities to learn Spanish and Catalan. Through a great variety of stimulating activities, we encourage our littlest learners’ exploration, creativity, and physical movement.

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OUR EARLY YEARS EDUCATION

At Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona, we create a stimulating and nurturing learning environment with ample activities that build our littlest students’ physical, reading, and mathematical skills. Our early years education develops a foundation of learning for our students, upon which they discover how to think creatively and critically, while embodying good values.

 

Your child will engage with music, stories, games, and playful exercises. All learning experiences will come together to enhance your child’s unique abilities and emotional and physical growth.

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Boosting your child’s growth

Our early years curriculum builds a strong foundation for your child's future academic growth. To create this foundation, we focus on two stages of development.
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THE 1ST STAGE
1 TO 3 YEARS OLD
We cater to each child’s learning needs. Through stimulating games and activities, we take a holistic approach to nurturing their abilities, alongside their emotional and physical growth. Half of their learning is in English, and the other half is divided between Spanish and Catalan.
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THE 2ND STAGE
3 TO 5 YEARS OLD
We guide our young learners to discover and explore primarily in English, 90% at this stage, with the remaining 10% of instruction in Spanish and Catalan. We give tailored guidance to each child, helping them build their skills and knowledge in the best way for their personal growth.
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A LOVE FOR READING FROM AN EARLY AGE

Our early years children begin to learn to read using images, where each new vocabulary word has a corresponding illustration. We also focus on reading phonics and syllables, helping students to ‘sound out’ new words.

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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

We link physical development with academic growth in our early years programme. Specific physical activities that develop fine motor and coordination skills – such as obstacle courses, crawling, and exercises on monkey bars – stimulate their intellectual capacities. These physical activities also nourish their wellbeing and confidence.

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A TYPICAL DAY IN EARLY YEARS

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy a great range of learning experiences.
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A warm welcome
As our youngest learners enter the classroom, they can show off their colourful schoolwork on display while parents talk with the class teacher. After settling in, we delve into our emotional education and ask how everyone’s feeling.
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A warm welcome
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Let’s get moving!
Physical activity is an important part of our everyday programme. Our expert teachers stimulate each child’s motor skills and personal growth through thrilling obstacle courses, crawling, and monkey bar exercises!
Let’s get moving!
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Fuelling up
Lunchtime allows our little ones to rest and recharge over fresh and delicious food, prepared by our in-house catering team. Keeping our little ones happy and full of energy helps them get ready for an afternoon of learning ahead.
Fuelling up
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Learning through experiences
Hands-on learning stimulates our children’s curiosity! Our teachers foster each child’s skills and confidence to grow and play in their own, personal ways of enjoyment, making learning fun and memorable for the future.
Learning through experiences
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Let’s be creative
We give our youngest students the freedom to express themselves, explore new ideas, and see the world in a different light. Early reading activities animate each child’s imagination and encourage them to think and respond.
Let’s be creative
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The fun doesn’t stop!
We have endless activities for our students to choose from after school – musical theatre, ballet, football, roller-skating, and so much more. Our little ones begin to discover what they love and can’t wait to do more of tomorrow.
The fun doesn’t stop!

CREATE YOUR FUTURE AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN

The international early years curriculum at Hamelin-Laie International School Barcelona fosters a lifelong love of learning in our students, but that's just the beginning. Among our international community of over 45 nationalities learning English, Spanish, and Catalan, we’ll inspire your child to have an open-minded worldview and to make their mark in our globalised world – whatever they choose to be or do in life.

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