Play is the main way children learn and develop ideas about the world. It helps them build the skills necessary for critical thinking and leadership. It’s how they learn to solve problems and to feel good about their ability to learn.
At the Alice Smith School Early Years (Pre-school and Reception, aged 3 – 5 years old), we apply a play-based approach, based on the British curriculum.
Your child will be supported by skilled teachers who are well-trained in understanding how play contributes to learning. Our teachers carefully plan activities and resources to meet your child’s needs and interests.
Our classrooms are designed in a free flow style so your child can easily move around the space both inside and outside discovering carefully planned activities that stimulate their interests and engage them while providing learning opportunities. One week the classroom will be a pirate ship, another an airport and the next you’ll be invited into a doctor’s surgery for a full discussion on your medical history!
“When we toured the campus for the first time, it was great to see the different tools and materials the children were using in the classroom. It just looked like a really fun learning environment and most importantly, the children looked so happy and extremely comfortable.” ~ Rizwana, Alice Smith parent.
In addition, we also have two dedicated outdoor play areas, a discovery garden and a nature trail. Our spaces promote:
- Social and emotional development
- Imaginative and creative thinking
- Independence, problem solving and active inquiry
- Language and communication skills
“Children within our Early Years are offered a broad range of learning opportunities through play alongside direct teacher instruction for areas such as reading, phonics, writing and maths.” ~ Alan McCarthy, Primary Principal
Why Choose Alice Smith Schools?
Explore, play, learn and grow…Discover how your child will thrive in an innovative learning environment.
"ExpatGo welcomes and encourages comments, input, and divergent opinions. However, we kindly request that you use suitable language in your comments, and refrain from any sort of personal attack, hate speech, or disparaging rhetoric. Comments not in line with this are subject to removal from the site. "
Unveiling the Movies of the Japanese Film Festival 2022
The 18th edition of the annual film festival brings over a dozen titles of various genres such as drama, documentary, romance, youth,...
Master the Guinness Perfect Pour and Win a Trip to Dublin
HEINEKEN Malaysia’s Star Academy returns with its Guinness Perfect Pour 2022 programme to train and challenge bar staff to be the best...
Claims of 20K Applicants on First Day of Premium Visa Launch Met with Disbelief
The government announced that on the first day of its new Premium Visa Investment Programme, 20,000 applications were received. Not everyone is...
Turn Up the Heat: Sauna and Steam Room Benefits
Using steam rooms regularly will give your bloodstream an immunity boost that could lead to you getting sick less often. Very few...
Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park to Close After 52 Years of Operations
The park will be launching a lineup of activities beginning September 3 called ‘A Flight To Remember’ in celebration of the park’s...
Government Announces New Visa Programme for Wealthy Foreigners
The new premium visa plan raises as at least as many questions as it answers, one of which is how it’s materially...
0Food & Drink
An Expat’s Guide to Malaysia’s 30 Best Foods
Whether created here, borrowed from elsewhere, or adapted to suit local palates, here are 30 of the country’s best dishes to add...
Sky Residence Prai Gives Back to the Community by Serving the Unhoused
Sky Residence Prai focuses on community upbringing beyond its doors through its Merdeka CSR team. Sky Residence in Prai has initiated efforts...
0Culture & heritage
A Passage through Time at Kwai Chai Hong
Experience Kwai Chai Hong like never before with a beautiful art installation, ‘Beyond the Moonlit Door 超月门窗’ by artist Pamela Tan. Kwai...
British Airways to Cut Back Up to 10,000 Flights
Following a passenger cap that started in July due to extreme staff shortages, British Airways is now cutting thousands of routes ahead...