International British Academy: The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the first three years in a child’s schooling experience at International Academy (IBA)

Playground Area

The EYFS course follows the stages:


FS1 or Nursery – ages 3-4 years old – Early Years

FS2 or Reception – ages 4-5 years old – Early Years

FS3 or Kindergarten – ages 5-6 years old – Early Years

The period of schooling from the age of three to the end of the FS3 is described as the Foundation Stage. It is a distinct stage and is important both in it’s own right and in preparing children for the late learning. Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of children’s physical, physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and of their well-being.

Where children paint, play sand and explore

IBA’s Early Learning Goals

The early learning goals below set out what is expected for most children by the end of the Foundation stage which is Kindergarten and these goals are set in context within six areas of learning.

  • Personal, social, and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Knowledge and Skills in Mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical and Creative development
Ang ganda ng place for the children, relaxing while they learn

IBA’s Reggio Emilia Approach

IBA recognises that it is just as important how a child learns, as what a child learns and this is taken into consideration when planning the range of activities for each day. Hence, they decided to adopt an approach to learning that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, whereby learning is fostered through a social interaction and exploration of the environment.

Children are regarded as capable and competent collaborators in their own process of growth. The teachers’ rule is to ensure that the environment is structured in a way that would provoke ideas and engage children into social interactions, which is essential in the learning process. They also facilitate children’s expression of their understanding by providing opportunities for different avenues to represent their ideas. Such as:

  • Spoken language
  • Gestures
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Building
  • Sculpting
  • Shadow play
  • Collage
  • Dramatic play and music
  • Writing
Science Lab

School Best Practices:

  • A unique curriculum incorporating key aspects of the curriculum of England and Wales
  • Two types of Grading system: Descriptive and Numerical
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Close pastoral care for each student
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • (EAL) English Assisted Learning Programme

For more photos inside Early Years Stage at IBA, please visit here.

For admission requirements please be in touch with IBA below contact details:

Telephone #: (046) 471-5922

Address: General Aguinaldo Highway, Anahu II-D, Imus Cavite

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3 thoughts on “International British Academy: The Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Cavite pala hehe hanlayo… dami ng options ngayon for kid’s learning experiences and activities.. pero naniniwala parin ako na learning starts at home. Eto nga’t 15months palang ang lo ko, i bought him learning materials already, kahit more on laro parin naman.

  • mukhang maganda nga ung place mommy. parang ang lawak then ang dami pdeng gwing activities. for sure enjoy tlga ang kids dito.

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