At TLC we offer programmes for children aged from 18 months to 4 years old that recognise the importance of learning through active exploration.

All learning interventions encourage and inspire action and input from learners using play, storytelling, physical education, simulation, dance, music, games, art and craft.

TLC Nursery programmes are designed to address six key areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Arabic

Personal, social and emotional development

Learning activities are designed to promote emotional well-being so that children:

  • develop a sense of belonging.
  • respond to daily patterns and routines.
  • learn to understand and respect rules and directions
  • form positive relationships.
  • gain knowledge and understanding of their culture.
  • share emotions and experiences with peers and familiar adults.
  • develop feelings of self-confidence and self-control.
  • practise solving problems of their own and those of their peers.

Communication, language and literacy

Learning activities deal with communication, speaking and listening in different situations and for different purposes. Thus children are:

Learning activities seek to link language with physical activities through action songs, role-play and other practical activities. Children are provided with opportunities to observe and help adults to write signs, labels, posters and captions, and to develop the confidence and ability to eventually produce these independently.

  • given opportunities to imagine and recreate experiences.
  • inspired to explore situations, events and ideas.
  • encouraged to develop a love of books, stories, rhymes and poems and music.
  • challenged to extend their conversational skills and enhance intelligibility by expanding their vocabulary and developing an understanding of grammatical devices (plurals, prepositions, pronouns, past and future tense)

Mathematical development

This area of learning includes counting, sorting, matching and organising tasks in order to develop an understanding of pattern, shape, space and measure. Mathematical understanding is developed through stories, songs, games and imaginative play, so that children enjoy using and experimenting with numbers.

Children will be given opportunities for:
  • lots of practical activities working with numbers, shape, space, measurement and weighing. The emphasis is upon problem solving and learning through discovery and play.
  • participating in activities that are imaginative, enjoyable and open ended.

Knowledge and understanding of the world

In this area of learning children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them to make sense of the world. This learning forms the foundation for later work in science, design technology, history, geography and information technology.

Children will be given opportunities to:
  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of the world through first hand experiences that will encourage exploration, observation, problem solving, prediction, and decision making supplemented by lots of discussion.
  • Experience a wide range of activities both indoors and out that will stimulate their interest and curiosity to learn.

Physical development

Physical development in the Early Years is about improving skills of co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement.

  • Physical development has other important aspects:
    • Children gain confidence in their abilities.
    • Children feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.
  • Children are given opportunities to:
    • Explore the space around them, both indoors and out, and to devise and take part in activities that will assist their physical development.
    • Experience a wide range of equipment.
    • Use the language of movement alongside their actions.

Creative development

Creativity is fundamental to successful learning. Being creative enables children to make connections between one area of learning and another, and so extend their understanding. This area of learning includes art music, dance, role-play and imaginative play.

Children will be given opportunities to:

  • experience a stimulating environment in which creativity, originality and expressiveness are valued and recognised.
  • engage in a wide range of activities.
  • explore and express their own ideas


Arabic is offered to native and non native Arabic speakers. These programmes are play and role play based.