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+965 2225 6777

For all enquiries

Saba St, Block 10

Salmiya, Kuwait

06:55 - 14:30

Sunday - Thursday

Early Years

Welcome to Early Years (EYFS)

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you at Gulf British Academy as the Head of Early Years. 

In Early Years we aspire to create a nurturing and warm environment in which your child will be safe and happy.

At GBA, we deeply value the importance of early childhood and believe in providing a nurturing, unique, joyful and holistic education for every child. In EYFS, we have created a supportive and stimulating environment where your child can explore, learn and grow.

As partners in your child’s educational journey, we look forward to fostering a strong sense of curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning. Our strong, dedicated EYFS team are here to support and guide your child through their early developmental years, laying a solid foundation for a lifetime of academic success.

In Early Years, we support children to develop into confident individuals who love learning and have the foundations in which to thrive in the future. Here at GBA, we pride ourselves on treating each child as an individual and all our teachers take an interest in getting to know your child in order for them to receive the best care. We encourage open communication and collaboration between parents, teachers and children. Together let us create a remarkable educational experience for your child, fostering their growth, curiosity and success!








Mrs M. Howell

Head of Early Years

The Early Years Curriculum for Pre-KG, KG and Reception follows the principles and objectives set out in Development Matters and Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. Further information will be found on each individual year group section. There is also a Parent’s Guide to the EYFS document which goes through the Early Years in more detail.

Prime Areas

Emphasis is placed on developing the 3 prime areas, which are essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. These are explained below:

Communication and Language

Development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Involves helping children 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.

Specific Areas

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills across the 4 specific areas. These are:


Focuses on encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Our EYFS Ethos

At Gulf British Primary School, we work hard to create a stimulating environment that provides exciting opportunities, promotes challenge, exploration, adventure and a real love of learning. We want our pupils to be independent, happy learners who thrive in school and reach their full potential from their various starting points. We aim for our children to be confident and to believe in themselves and interact positively with others.

KG Curriculum Overview

Download the curriculum overview for KG (pdf).  It covers Terms 1, 2 and 3, and summarises the topics that will be covered across the core subjects.

Reception Curriculum Overview

Download the curriculum overview for Reception (pdf).  It covers Terms 1, 2 and 3, and summarises the topics that will be covered across the core subjects.

EYFS Learning Goals (by end of Reception)

Download the EYFS learning goals (pdf). This outlines where we expect your child to be in all 7 areas of learning by the time they leave Reception and in preparation for Year 1. The Pre-KG, KG and Reception curriculums prepare the children to meet these goals through a mix of play and adult-led activities.