Welcome to

British Early Years Centre

 

 

Boutique Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

British Early Years Centre is an International Pre-School with a difference.

 

BEYC follows a progressive Reggio Emilia programme focused on the nurturing of creativity and freedom of expression through child-initiated exploration.

We also believe that whilst literacy and mathematical skills remain relevant and essential in the world it is important that children are immersed in numbers and language at an early age.

We strike what we believe is the perfect balance; freedom to play, explore and create, combined with ‘party-style’ games, adult guided activities and beautiful provocations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why We Believe

We Are The Best Kindergarten

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Why Choose BEYC?

Natural Environment

 

Our lush, green and jungly environment offers a safe and peaceful oasis in the city where children feel at home to relax, explore and develop skills.

Natural materials and resources are found both inside the classrooms and outside in our garden.

We believe that natural objects with ‘open-ended’ possibilities offer children a much richer experience through tactile stimulation and sensory exploration.

Nature is an important part of the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and we take every opportunity to ensure nature is abundant in both our interior and exterior environment.

Balanced Curriculum

 

Children who learn at British Early Years Centre start their learning journey at a much earlier stage than their peers do in other schools in Thailand or in the U.K.

It is important to note however, that the teaching, across all of the age groups is heavily reliant on game and party based activities.

Teachers incorporate learning objectives into fun, well known games that children love to play, perhaps using familiar toys, puppets and other fun props.

Over-Staffed Classrooms for UNPARALLELED SUPPORT

 

We have the highest number of trained and skilled adults per child than any other early years setting.
With the sole aim of providing as close to
one-to-one tuition and support as possible we have 1 P.G.C.E. qualified native teacher and 3 fluent support staff each with a minimum TOEIC score of 850.

Over staffing means that we can always differentiate teaching into groups based on the children’s ability.
Small groups also allow for immediate assessment which can be used to inform the next group activity.

Small Group Activities for EVERYTHING

 

Confidence is developed when children are challenged appropriately, where they feel relaxed to have a go and feel no pressure from making mistakes. Small groups allow teachers to plan for individuals and target specific areas for development. Children are able to feel success on a regular basis and the pride that comes with success. Small groups remove the negative effect on learning that a larger number of peers can have on particular shier or less developed children.

Independent Learning Programs via DAILY ASSESSMENT

 

Through regular observations and recording of assessment data we adapt our planning and activities to meet the specific learning needs of individuals. 

All our assessment is done Frequently (during daily activities) and most importantly it is done Informally (through observation and questioning during small group play)

N.B. Our children do not do any formal tests or exams. We believe that children perform best and show their most confidence when relaxed.

Incomparable Literacy and Maths Levels

 

We are able to boast incomparable literacy, maths and Thai levels. Our curriculum for the core subjects is so strong now that our children are achieving levels and results at least 1 year ahead of the national average in the U.K. In most cases, with children that have studied with us since Foundation, they are more than 2 years ahead in Phonics and Maths.

We achieve this academic excellence by:

    • Qualified Teachers from Foundation – Year 1
    • Daily Assessment of all individuals
    • Small Ability Groupings
    • Differentiated Activities
    • Individual Learning Programmes

Highly Qualified Teachers (P.G.C.E.) in Every Year Group

 

We only recruit ‘qualified’ teachers. This means that they must have a Post Graduate Certificate of Education for a U.K. university as well as experience within the British Curriculum.

We only accept teachers holding a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) and we only accept Thai support staff who are fluent in English because

Qualified teachers:

  • understand child psychology and to decide on and implement strategies to help and support individual learning needs.
  • understand the importance of communication and involvement of parents and carers in the development of young children.
  • are able to effectively use observation and assessment data to plan for individuals and multiple groupings in every lesson.
  • are trained to manage their support staff in the most effective ways.
  • understand the intricacies of the curriculum and the ‘scaffolding’ that is essential for children to make effective progress particularly in Phonics and Maths.

Fluent Support Staff (TOEIC 850+ or IELTS 6.5+)

 

We have a very strict recruitment policy whereby every Thai national working in the school must be fluent in spoken English and hold either a TOEIC of 850+ or IELTS 6.5+

Many kindergartens recruit teachers with poor grammar, syntax and pronunciation. This can have a very damaging effect on a child’s language development. Sometimes this damage can take years to correct. 

We only want our children to hear as close to perfect spoken English modeled in the school environment. Having excellent ‘modellers’ of language is essential in creating the perfect environment for language acquisition.

Delicious, Nutrient-Rich Home Cooked Meals

 

Our meals are freshly cooked onsite everyday using the finest farm to table ingredients. We try to support local and small organic farms as much as we can. We aren’t 100% organic but we do our best.

Our menu has been designed to offer the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibre . . . everything a child needs to stay strong and healthy, boost their growth and immune systems.

Full Plant Based Menu Option

 

The global movement towards a more plant-based diet has inspired us to design and offer an alternative plant-based menu which is exciting, nutrient-rich and…ethical.

We now offer the first fully Plant-Based children’s menu designed to give children every essential nutrient they need for health and growth without any reliance on the meat and animal industries. 

Allergen Free Environment

 

As well as minimising all common food allergens from the school menu we have worked hard in recent years to develop our own range of soaps, shampoos and cleaners which are allergen free and without parabens or any other harmful chemicals.

Our food is sourced from both organic and certified chemical-free wholesalers. All food served is also gluten-free, naturally sweetened and very low in sodium. 

 

 

 

Play as well as environmental provocations are a key method of
sparking inspiration
and enthusiasm for learning.
Real world application is the cornerstone underpinning the way
in which our children acquire knowledge and practice skills whilst our open-ended play
opportunities promote creativity and risk-taking in a safe environment and takes the fear out or failure.

 

 

 

 

BEYC adopts a fusion approach of the world’s best curricula.

 

It is not that common for schools to ‘fuse’ or merge curricula but to us it has always made perfect sense to do so. Adopting the best aspects from the the world’s most tried and tested early childhood programmes allow us to position ourselves exactly where we believe we should be.

 

 

With over 20 years of experience working in the British system
we are more than aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum.

We strongly believe that…

Phonics is the cornerstone of our academic success story.
Being an independent reader impacts on absolutely everything!
When a child learns to read they begin to learn independently.

Without real world application Mathematics is useless!
Children need to learn the foundations of mathematical concepts through play and be able to put this knowledge to use, solving exciting and real world problems.

As well as being the optimum type of play for nurturing creativity,
Open-Ended Play encourages risk taking, testing and scientific enquiry. It bolsters our core goal of taking the the fear out of failure and impacts heavily on social and emotional development.

Solid Scientific enquiry focusses on the method rather that the outcome.
Knowledge is important but the the route to knowledge is what counts most!

 

 

 

We are committed to:

 

– Reducing our footprint and empowering future generations with the passion to do the same.

 – Wholeheartedly encouraging healthy attitudes to food and exercise whilst cultivating mental and and physical wellbeing.

 – Creating a balanced curriculum which reflects life skills, subject knowledge and social awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Is Best Through Play

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We take play very seriously. In particular the balance of play provision throughout the day. Whilst the teacher is seen a facilitator for a child’s creative flow there are times when the teacher is essential in guiding the play activities. Knowledge and skills require slow and methodological introduction and appropriate challenges for individuals must be carefully deliberated and planned for.

Children should have the freedom to choose the type of play they engage in much in the same way as Montessori based learning. This is also an excellent time to observe, listen and assess.
Assessment during play allows us to witness children at their most relaxed and confident. It is a true measure of their abilities and therefore the perfect time to plan for individual needs.

Adult-led play also ensures a balance of types of play provision. Children should have daily opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills as well as creativity and imagination. Role play is an incredibly important part of our curriculum with opportunities to ‘get into character’ both inside and outside of the classroom. Role play is where language and vocabulary is practiced and developed in a fun and exciting way.

 

 

 

 

“Play is the work of the child”

Maria Montessori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritious Home Cooked Meals

 

Our meals are freshly cooked onsite everyday using the finest farm to table ingredients. We try to support local and small organic farms as much as we can. We aren’t 100% organic but we do our best.

Our menu has been designed to offer the perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibre . . . everything a child needs to stay strong and healthy, boost their growth and immune systems.

 We serve fruit, healthy lunch and an afternoon snack every day.
All our food is gluten free and we try our very best to minimise all common allergens.

more about our foods

 

 

 

 

 

“A healthy outside, starts from the inside” –

Robert Urich

Allergen Free Environment

 

As well as minimising all common food allergens from the school menu we have worked hard over the last few years to develop our own range of soaps, shampoos and cleaners which are allergen and free need for any harmful chemicals.

Air Quality Monitoring

 

At BEYC we use Air Visual Pro monitors to display real time data for PM2.5, CO2, Temperature and Humidity. This data is available for parents to check via Air Visual App. Levels are monitored throughout the day and we act in line with our policy whenever pollutants become too hazardous.

Every room is now equipped with an air purifier linked to the school’s SMART system. This allows us to monitor the classroom’s temperature, humidity and AQI levels.

Socially And Environmentally Responsible

Using the scientific process to conduct experiments, children are able to learn first hand about the real life threats to their planet and most importantly how what we can do to tackle these threats.
Project-based topics such as recycling, pollution, renewable energy, waste, over-population and deforestation are taught from Foundation to Year 1 and children learn to what extent humans have impacted on their planet.

Awareness-promoting campaigns as well as community charity events all play a vital role in the children’s understanding of the social problems the world faces.

It is vital for children to understand the cause and effect that humans have had on the environment and how climate and wildlife have been permanently affected.

It is our goal to empower children with the knowledge to make a difference in the world, reducing their own personal impact on the Earth and also in turn, educating and influencing
others around them.

Support the children’s latest awareness campaign and start reducing your plastic footprint today!

Investment in People

 

A HAPPY WORKING ENVIRONMENT
  • Over staffing policy means high levels of support every day.
  • 4 day working weeks mean teachers are rested and have time to plan outstanding lessons with quality differentiation and excellent resources.
  • A thorough on the job training policy means staff are always learning.
  • An endless resource budget brings lessons to life.
  • Outstanding lessons are a result of teachers receiving plenty of prep time.
WHY STAFF MATTER
  • Happy teachers are more productive, creating better learning opportunities.
  • Over any aspect of the school life, the teacher is a child’s most used resource for knowledge and care.
  • When children are happy they learn better.
  • Children are very sensitive to emotions and will mimic the mood of the adults around them.

Qualified teachers matter

 

We only accept teachers holding a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) and we only accept Thai support staff who are fluent in English because:

●   Having skilled educators, pastoral carers and excellent modellers of language are all key components to creating the perfect environment for the holistic development of each individual.

●   Communication between parents and our staff needs to excellent to eliminate any barriers to development.

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19/2 Inthamara Soi 3, Suttisarn, Sam Sen Nai,
Phayatai, Bangkok 10400

British Early Years Centre

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