Early Years Foundation Stage

General lnformation About Early Years Foundations Stage at BISI

We have an EYFS Department in both our City and Zekeriyakoy Campuses.
Etiler EYFS1 (Pre School) is for International children aged 2½ to 4 years old.

 EYFS2 (Reception) is for International children aged 4 to 5 years old.

Zekeriyaköy EYFS1 (Pre School) is for International children aged 2½ to 4 years old and EYFS2 (Reception) is for International children aged 4 to 5 years old.
Opening hours
Half day 9:00hrs - 12:00hrs
Half day with lunch 9:00hrs - 13:00hrs
Full day 9:00hrs- 15:30hrs
Children who are 2 1/2 years old to 3 years old in September start half day for at least the first term. In the second term and third term, children who are 3 years old to 3 1/2 years old have the choice of staying half day or full day. Children over 3 1/2 years old stay full day.

 Strong Foundations
Learning is encouraged through play both inside and outside the classroom. The teachers use a wide variety of teaching styles: whole class, small groups, pairs and individual teaching. They use a wide variety of resources to encourage children to participate and to be interested in their learning. This includes techniques of storytelling, puppets, art and craft activities, songs and rhymes, puzzles, sand and water play, construction play and playing on outdoor equipment. The afternoons follow a play based programme were children are able to play and explore, create and think critically to become active learners.
The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) from the UK. This covers seven main areas of learning:




Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development


Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


EYFS Guiding Statements

Safe and Sound
All campuses are guarded 24 hours a day. Parents will be given an ID card with their photograph on it. If you are not wearing your ID picture card, you will be asked to give ID in exchange for a pass when coming into the campuses. Notification will be required if there are any changes to the usual routine when picking up your child. The school will call you if the person collecting your child is not known to us. Please ensure that your mobile telephone number is up to date with our secretaries.
Health and Safety
Health and safety plays an important part in ensuring that our EYFS Department provide a safe environment for all. Each campus has a Nurse available to answer any queries you have about your child’s health.
Nutritional information and Mealtimes
We believe that children should eat a balanced diet. Mealtimes are a time when a child’s social skills can be developed. The children are encouraged to help themselves to their own meals and drinks.
Click here to see this month's menu Lunch Menu


Milk and water are available throughout the day. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary requests. There are no nuts in our meals. The menu is sent to parents every month.
Special Needs
The Class Teacher observes each child individually and checks that their progress is on track. If they have concerns about a child, they liaise with our Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Leader. We would then involve the parents and look at outside agencies, if necessary.
Working with Parents
Leaving your child for the first time in EYFS can be a stressful time for both parent and child, so we try to make this as easy as possible. We offer an introductory morning in August where parents and children can meet their Class Teacher, after which we make a presentation informing parents about the details of the EYFS programme. In September when the children start school the parents are asked to stay in the classroom until the child is ready to be left on their own.
All children are given a clear zip file wallet, this is for the Parents and Class Teachers to send information between home and school such as school newsletters, trip permission forms and any other important messages regardıng the chıldren.
Parents Evenings are held in October and April, which gives the parent and Class Teacher the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress, needs and development.
Reports are issued twice a year, in December and June, to inform parents about their child’s progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that they are following.
We offer coffee mornings in the first week of every month. This is a time for parents to meet with the Pre & Primary School Director to discuss any issues.
We have a very active Parents’ Association, which regularly organises events to support both the school and chosen charities. The representatives liaise with existing and new parents. If you have any time to offer they would be very glad of the help.



EYFS Updates
For news and updates on Pre School & Primary School activities, a monthly Newsletter are produced which details events that are taking place in the month ahead. The Class Teachers have their own class webpage to share what is happening in their classrooms. Class Teachers will also be in contact via email as and when needed.


The Director of Communications also sends out a Parents’ Newsletter to inform parents of general information. All newsletters can be found on the School’s website at communications archives   school communications
There are Parent Notice boards in every campus where the newsletters, circulars, current letters and menu are displayed.
We have an EYFS uniform. We feel that the uniform gives the children a sense of belonging to the school, it is practical and comfortable and easy to see when we are out on trips in the city. The uniform is an additional cost.

  • Hooded navy blue tracksuit
  • Navy blue dress
  • Short or long sleeve white polo shirt
  • Shorts

Bus service
We have a bus service, which can take the children from home to school. All buses are fitted with seat belts and booster seats can be requested. All buses have a hostess to help your child on and off the bus. All drivers have mobile phones. The bus service is an additional cost.

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EYFS1- Preschool has an intake of children from aged 2 ½ to 4 year olds.


There are currently have 5 Preschool classes across two campuses.



Miss Tamarisk

 Ladybirds Class (HD)

City Campus

Miss Phylicia

Wolves Class (FD)

City Campus

Miss Laura

Penguins Class (HD)

Zek Campus

Miss Helen

Giraffes Class (FD)

Zek Campus

Miss Doreen

Bumble Bees (FD)

Zek National Campus





There are currently 3 EYFS2- Reception Classes across two campuses,


Mr Scott

Narwhals (FD)

Zek Campus

Miss Charlotte


Zek National Campus

Miss Emma

Frogs Class (FD)

City Campus


  Specialist Lessons






Mr Mark

Miss Des

3x 30 minutes a week.

Physical Education

Mr Matt

Miss Yanna

3 x 30 minutes a week.


Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active , and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.


Reading in EYFS2- Reception.

Once children are fully settled into their new classroom environment, reading books and a reading diary will start coming home. This means your child is ready to start learning to read. We want to make this an enjoyable experience so your children become enthusiastic and confident readers.

You will be invited to come along to a meeting all about Reading in Reception Class. We look forward to seeing you there!


Early Learning Goals

At the end of EYFS2- Reception the children will assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals as part of their EYFS Profile. This progress will be shared with parents in the end of year report, as well as being passed on to the Year 1 teachers to allow a smooth transition to occur between the EYFS and Primary Sectors of the School.



For more information regarding the EYFS curriculum please follow this link




Parents as Partners

We believe that parents are children’s first educators and when parents and teachers work together the results have a positive impact on children’s development and learning. We encourage parents to contribute. Below are some ideas of what you can do at home.

 Parents as Partners