Early Years Foundation Department

Foundation Stage 1 and 2

In Foundation Stage at Doha English Speaking School we aim to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential. Play is at the heart of our curriculum. We believe that children learn best through hands on experiences that are provided both indoors and outdoors. Children will develop positive attitudes towards learning if they are provided with a curriculum that meets their developmental needs. We allow the children to make choices about the activities they want to participate in.

As you walk around the Foundation Stage you will observe the children engaging in adult–led focused or child initiated learning activities. We place a strong emphasis on the prime areas of learning by developing your child’s personal social and emotional skills. This helps them to feel confident and to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning. We nurture their communication and language skills and encourage their physical development through fun, play-based activities. We teach the specific areas of learning, which are literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design. We value the learning that has already happened in the home environment and aim to build on this by developing close relationships with parents and carers.

During your child’s time in EYFS we will record many of their achievements through a ‘learning journey’ which is a working document that records your child’s development. You are welcome to contribute to this at any time by sharing  ‘Wow Moments’ with us or letting us know any special achievements.

School Timings:

FS1Sunday to Wednesday  07:40 - 1:30 (siblings can stay until 1:55)

Thursday  07:40 - 12:30 (siblings can stay until 12:45)

Registration closes at 07:40 – children arriving after registration closes will be marked as late.


Sunday to Wednesday 07:40 – 13:45 (siblings can stay until 1:55)

Thursday 07:40 – 12:45

Registration closes at 07:40 – children arriving after registration closes will be marked as late.