Welcome

International School In Kenya

Welcome to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new school in Nairobi. By joining us you will become part of a growing global family of schools located across three different continents.

Starting school for the first time is a very important milestone for every child and their parents. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School we know how special this time is and we recognise that a caring, nurturing, supportive environment is critical to a child’s educational success.

At Durham, we believe that childhood is a time to explore. Our pupils take a passionate interest in the world around them as their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited through playing, investigating, discovering and creating. Our child-centred approach and broad balanced curriculum will provide a rich variety of opportunities and experiences both in and beyond the classroom for active learning and discovery, engagement and critical thinking.

Teaching and learning at Durham is guided by our core values of respect, kindness and responsibility as children develop a love of lifelong learning. A sense of belonging and self-confidence is fostered through warm positive relationships which support effort and nurture individuality, providing the best possible start in life for all children to fulfil their potential. 

A Durham School education prepares children with the skills required to tackle the challenges of the 21st century whilst retaining a sense of the traditional values you would expect from one of the oldest schools in the UK. Our aim is for every child to leave us confident, highly motivated and ready for the opportunities and challenges of Prep School life and beyond. 

I look forward to welcoming your child and your family to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School in January 2021.

Mrs Sue Small
Headteacher

Welcome

International School In Kenya

Welcome to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new school in Nairobi. By joining us you will become part of a growing global family of schools located across three different continents.

Starting school for the first time is a very important milestone for every child and their parents. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School we know how special this time is and we recognise that a caring, nurturing, supportive environment is critical to a child’s educational success.

At Durham, we believe that childhood is a time to explore. Our pupils take a passionate interest in the world around them as their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited through playing, investigating, discovering and creating. Our child-centred approach and broad balanced curriculum will provide a rich variety of opportunities and experiences both in and beyond the classroom for active learning and discovery, engagement and critical thinking.

Teaching and learning at Durham is guided by our core values of respect, kindness and responsibility as children develop a love of lifelong learning. A sense of belonging and self-confidence is fostered through warm positive relationships which support effort and nurture individuality, providing the best possible start in life for all children to fulfil their potential. 

A Durham School education prepares children with the skills required to tackle the challenges of the 21st century whilst retaining a sense of the traditional values you would expect from one of the oldest schools in the UK. Our aim is for every child to leave us confident, highly motivated and ready for the opportunities and challenges of Prep School life and beyond. 

I look forward to welcoming your child and your family to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School in January 2021.

Mrs Sue Small
Headteacher

Welcome

Welcome to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our new school in Nairobi. By joining us you will become part of a growing global family of schools located across three different continents.

Starting school for the first time is a very important milestone for every child and their parents. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School we know how special this time is and we recognise that a caring, nurturing, supportive environment is critical to a child’s educational success.

At Durham, we believe that childhood is a time to explore. Our pupils take a passionate interest in the world around them as their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited through playing, investigating, discovering and creating. Our child-centred approach and broad balanced curriculum will provide a rich variety of opportunities and experiences both in and beyond the classroom for active learning and discovery, engagement and critical thinking.

Teaching and learning at Durham is guided by our core values of respect, kindness and responsibility as children develop a love of lifelong learning. A sense of belonging and self-confidence is fostered through warm positive relationships which support effort and nurture individuality, providing the best possible start in life for all children to fulfil their potential. 

A Durham School education prepares children with the skills required to tackle the challenges of the 21st century whilst retaining a sense of the traditional values you would expect from one of the oldest schools in the UK. Our aim is for every child to leave us confident, highly motivated and ready for the opportunities and challenges of Prep School life and beyond. 

I look forward to welcoming your child and your family to Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School in January 2021.

Mrs Sue Small
Headteacher

Educational Ethos

Every child deserves the best possible start as they begin their educational journey. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, we deliver a creative curriculum guided by the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and English National Curriculum, drawing on a wide range of early years pedagogies and enhanced by the exciting learning opportunities available in Kenya.

The School is committed to delivering an education that is engaging, challenging, motivating and fun. Using a holistic approach to education, children learn through stimulating and creative experiences, both indoors and outdoors, ensuring that every child’s first experience of school is positive and so lays the foundation for all subsequent learning.

Children are taught the importance of values such as kindness, respect, responsibility and good manners and are given every encouragement to develop a love of lifelong learning and ‘Confidence for Life’.

Educational Ethos

Every child deserves the best possible start as they begin their educational journey. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, we deliver a creative curriculum guided by the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and English National Curriculum, drawing on a wide range of early years pedagogies and enhanced by the exciting learning opportunities available in Kenya.

The School is committed to delivering an education that is engaging, challenging, motivating and fun. Using a holistic approach to education, children learn through stimulating and creative experiences, both indoors and outdoors, ensuring that every child’s first experience of school is positive and so lays the foundation for all subsequent learning.

Children are taught the importance of values such as kindness, respect, responsibility and good manners and are given every encouragement to develop a love of lifelong learning and ‘Confidence for Life’.

Educational Ethos

Every child deserves the best possible start as they begin their educational journey. At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, we deliver a creative curriculum guided by the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and English National Curriculum, drawing on a wide range of early years pedagogies and enhanced by the exciting learning opportunities available in Kenya.

The School is committed to delivering an education that is engaging, challenging, motivating and fun. Using a holistic approach to education, children learn through stimulating and creative experiences, both indoors and outdoors, ensuring that every child’s first experience of school is positive and so lays the foundation for all subsequent learning.

Children are taught the importance of values such as kindness, respect, responsibility and good manners and are given every encouragement to develop a love of lifelong learning and ‘Confidence for Life’.

Our Creative Curriculum

Through active learning, purposeful play, creativity and critical thinking we encourage a love of learning and develop lifelong learners equipped for a diverse and changing world. Children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning is ignited through exploring, inquiring, creating and child-directed play. Our flexible learning spaces adapt to each child’s readiness, learning style and interests to foster engagement and involvement as they encounter all areas of the curriculum.

Our experienced teaching team shape the curriculum to suit the developing needs and interests of every child through a range of learning opportunities designed to be enjoyable, engaging, challenging and motivating. The inviting indoor and outdoor spaces provide free-flow movement that encourage self-initiated activities, guided lessons, and small and large group interactions.

Our pupil’s successes are celebrated and valued. Pupils’ progress is closely monitored at every stage of their learning. Teachers continuously assess children in their everyday activities and play, whilst also assessing their more focused work. This allows us to support, stretch and challenge our children as individuals.

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Children enter into Playgroup after their second birthday, or into Foundation Stage One (FS1) after their third birthday. The child-centred approach to planning and assessment in Playgroup, FS1 and FS2 is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework together with a range of other early years pedagogies. The EYFS framework is organised into seven interconnected areas of learning and development:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The EYFS is all about laying firm foundations for learning and supporting the development of strong dispositions to learning. The EYFS promotes the importance of planning for learning and taking account of how each child learns so that all children are supported to make progress. At Durham, children’s ongoing learning and development is documented using an online learning journal which is shared with parents. This information is used to
ensure that future planning reflects the needs for each child – a truly personalised education.

Year 1 is the first year of the British National Curriculum Key Stage 1. The curriculum in Year 1 builds on the Early Years Foundation Stage and widens to embrace core subjects like Science, History, and Geography. Children are encouraged to expand their social and academic awareness in a fun and stimulating environment. The curriculum embraces the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy and Science with great emphasis placed upon developing early reading, writing and mathematical skills.

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Children enter into Playgroup after their second birthday, or into Foundation
Stage One (FS1) after their third birthday. The child-centred approach to
planning and assessment in Playgroup, FS1 and FS2 is guided by the Early
Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework together with a range of other early
years pedagogies. The EYFS framework is organised into seven
interconnected areas of learning and development:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The EYFS is all about laying firm foundations for learning and supporting the development of strong dispositions to learning. The EYFS promotes the
importance of planning for learning and taking account of how each child
learns so that all children are supported to make progress. At Durham,
children’s ongoing learning and development is documented using an online
learning journal which is shared with parents. This information is used to
ensure that future planning reflects the needs for each child – a truly
personalised education.

Year 1 is the first year of the British National Curriculum Key Stage 1. The
curriculum in Year 1 builds on the Early Years Foundation Stage and widens to
embrace core subjects like Science, History, and Geography. Children are
encouraged to expand their social and academic awareness in a fun and
stimulating environment. The curriculum embraces the core subjects of
Literacy, Numeracy and Science with great emphasis placed upon developing
early reading, writing and mathematical skills.

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Children enter into Playgroup after their second birthday, or into Foundation Stage One (FS1) after their third birthday. The child-centred approach to planning and assessment in Playgroup, FS1 and FS2 is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework together with a range of other early years pedagogies. The EYFS framework is organised into seven interconnected areas of learning and development:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The EYFS is all about laying firm foundations for learning and supporting the development of strong dispositions to learning. The EYFS promotes the importance of planning for learning and taking account of how each child learns so that all children are supported to make progress. At Durham, children’s ongoing learning and development is documented using an online learning journal which is shared with parents. This information is used to
ensure that future planning reflects the needs for each child – a truly personalised education.

Year 1 is the first year of the British National Curriculum Key Stage 1. The curriculum in Year 1 builds on the Early Years Foundation Stage and widens to embrace core subjects like Science, History, and Geography. Children are encouraged to expand their social and academic awareness in a fun and stimulating environment. The curriculum embraces the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy and Science with great emphasis placed upon developing early reading, writing and mathematical skills.

Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, our number one priority is the wellbeing and happiness of every child. We welcome a diverse community of children from around the world with a range of cultural, and educational backgrounds, languages, talents and abilities.

There is a strong and supportive pastoral framework running through the school. Class teachers and teacher assistants take a close interest in the children’s pastoral welfare fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence through warm positive relationships, providing the best possible start in life for children to fulfil their potential.

making new friends. We aim to prepare children to not only achieve academically but to be equipped for a diverse and changing world and have the skills they need to be confident, resilient and ambitious young people. Children are supported in developing social skills like respecting others, being kind and helpful, friendship and caring. Our bespoke curriculum develops the ‘whole child’, with a focus on mindfulness and the teaching of our core values – Moral Integrity, Ambition, Respect and Kindness. This is the MARK of a Durham School education.

Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, our number one priority is the wellbeing and happiness of every child. We welcome a diverse community of children from around the world with a range of cultural, and educational backgrounds, languages, talents and abilities.

There is a strong and supportive pastoral framework running through the school. Class teachers and teacher assistants take a close interest in the children’s pastoral welfare fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence through warm positive relationships, providing the best possible start in life for children to fulfil their potential.

making new friends. We aim to prepare children to not only achieve academically but to be equipped for a diverse and changing world and have the skills they need to be confident, resilient and ambitious young people. Children are supported in developing social skills like respecting others, being kind and helpful, friendship and caring. Our bespoke curriculum develops the ‘whole child’, with a focus on mindfulness and the teaching of our core values – Moral Integrity, Ambition, Respect and Kindness. This is the MARK of a Durham School education.

Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

At Durham International Nursery & Pre-Prep School, our number one priority is the wellbeing and happiness of every child. We welcome a diverse community of children from around the world with a range of cultural, and educational backgrounds, languages, talents and abilities.

There is a strong and supportive pastoral framework running through the school. Class teachers and teacher assistants take a close interest in the children’s pastoral welfare fostering a sense of belonging and self-confidence through warm positive relationships, providing the best possible start in life for children to fulfil their potential.

making new friends. We aim to prepare children to not only achieve academically but to be equipped for a diverse and changing world and have the skills they need to be confident, resilient and ambitious young people. Children are supported in developing social skills like respecting others, being kind and helpful, friendship and caring. Our bespoke curriculum develops the ‘whole child’, with a focus on mindfulness and the teaching of our core values – Moral Integrity, Ambition, Respect and Kindness. This is the MARK of a Durham School education.

Co-curricular

At Durham, children participate in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor experiences that foster learning while having fun. An abundance of choice is on offer in our classrooms which allow free flow between learning zones to encourage children to lead their own learning, enabling self-expression and personal interests to develop.

Durham offers a world-class education that combines traditional academic rigor with innovative approaches to learning through a broad and balanced curriculum. We understand the value of offering young children a rich and varied school experience. Children enjoy weekly lessons in Art, Dance, Music, PE, Swimming, Kiswahili and IT.

Our innovative learning spaces combine the latest in digital technology together with traditional learning materials. Specialist learning areas for creative and expressive arts include a dedicated art room, a dance studio, a music room, a fully equipped IT suite and a heated swimming pool.