Early Years

Outstanding Early Years Programme - Ofsted

We are delighted to accept children from aged two to five years in our purpose-built Early Years facility.

We provide an outstanding early years education for our young learners within a purpose built, well-resourced and spacious indoor and outdoor pre-school environment.

"My family have been part of ISL Surrey for almost 2 years now, I have children in Year 2 and in Early Years.
I wanted to recommend ISL Surrey to anyone that is looking for a school that really puts the individual care and attention to each child. My children have grown so much in confidence and are very happy here.
The school provides a space for kids to explore learning in a way I wish was the norm for all primary schools. From the forest school to gardening to the many languages taught to the amazing workshops offered to parents. ISL Surrey is a school that is truly proud of its students, and we are privileged to be a part of it." Current Early Years & Year 2 parent

Girl painting at an easalOur highly qualified Early Years Educators actively encourage the children’s enjoyment of learning, their creativity and curiosity, whilst ensuring the highest safeguarding and welfare standards.

We follow the principles and guidance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), emphasising developing the children’s unique and individual potential as inquisitive, active learners and provide a broad, stimulating and balanced curriculum. Topics are largely generated by the children’s interests through observations of their play while the adults in the class extend the children’s learning through sustained-shared thinking. Our child-centered approach to learning recognises that children develop at different rates and in different ways.

Throughout the Early Years we track the children's learning against the development statements and learning goals set by the EYFS on their Individual Tracker. This is shared with parents and carers regularly and informs our planning, enabling us to create individual next steps for each child. We place great importance on the whole child and value parents/carers as the primary educator, seeking to work very closely with families to empower all individuals to fulfil their potential; socially, emotionally and academically.

Our small setting provides a happy, nurturing and secure environment where children can grow in confidence and develop their learning through play experiences that are meaningful to them. All children have regular opportunities to participate in woodland adventures in our dedicated, on site, forest space and participate in growing projects in our edible garden.

The children attending the Early Years Provision (EYP- rising 3s and rising 4s) may choose between three, four or five full day sessions from 08:15-15:30. They are offered Forest School sessions and Physical Education with a trained specialist and make the most of the real world learning opportunities offered by the on site woodland and Permaculture, edible garden.

The outdoors area for ISL Surrey Early Years children"Early Years growing as a viable alternative to local nurseries...In the garden space for early years they have exchanged all their plastic equipment for more sustainable materials - we loved the play kitchen with copper, steel and wooden utensils and pots."
The Good Schools Guide


Specialist teachers offer Forest School sessions, Physical Education, Music and Movement and Music to the Reception class (rising 5s). Reception students also enjoy an unprecedented three forty five minute language lessons each week.