Early Years

Creative Cogs

Vision Statement – Leading learning through creativity and wonder. Enabling children to become creators of themselves and innovators of their future.

The Early Years programme is based on a creative pedagogy that places the child’s interests, curiosities, wonder, and imagination at the heart of the teaching and learning process.

Early Years 1 | Early Years 2


The Early Years 1 and Early Years 2 programme is centred around seven areas of development as follows:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
• Communication and Language (English and Maltese)
• Literacy (English)
• Understanding of the World
• Physical Development
• Expressive Arts and Design

Through a creative emergent process activities and learning objectives are designed around these areas, ensuring that our children experience a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to their learning and developmental needs.

At Chiswick House School, we provide all the books, stationery, computers and educational apparatus required.

School Hours

Our School Hours for Early Years 1 & Early Years 2 are:
October to May 08:30 – 14:00

June 08:30 – 12:30

Levels & Ages

Early Years 1
Ages 3 years to 4 years

Early Years 2
Ages 4 years to 5 years

Uniform Requirements

Early Years 3 / Level 1 | Early Years 4 / Level 2


In Level 1 and 2 (EY3 & EY4), a well-resourced, broad-based curriculum is followed.

The areas of learning include:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Learning

• Communication, Language and Literacy (English and Maltese)

International pupils who decide not to follow the Maltese course, from Level 2 upwards, have the option of taking up lessons in another language instead. For further information kindly email [email protected]  (This course is against an additional fee).

• Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy (Mathematics)

• Religious Education*

The school embraces the Christian Faith and Religious Education provides children with the opportunities to learn about, discuss, appreciate and learn from religious beliefs, practices and values.

* The school offers a Virtue and Ethics Education Programme as an option instead of Religious Education. For further information about this programme kindly email [email protected]

• Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Digital Literacy and Science)

• Physical Development

• Creative Development (Art, Drama and Music)

At Chiswick House School, we provide all the books, stationery, computers and educational apparatus required.

School Hours

Our School Hours for Early Years 3 / Level 1 | Early Years 4 / Level 2

September to May 08:15 – 14:20

School doors open

Morning – 08:00 | Afternoon – 14:20

June 08:15 – 12:30
School doors open
Morning – 08:00 | Afternoon – 12:20

School Location

Chiswick House School, Kappara (Malta)

Levels & Ages

Early Years 3 / Level 1
Ages 5 years to 6 years

Early Years 4 / Level 2
Ages 6 years to 7 years

Uniform Requirements

DEC (Discover - Express - Create) Programme (Early Years 1 to Level 2)

Furthermore, during school hours, Early Years 1 to Level 2 pupils also attend the DEC (Discover – Express – Create) Programme. This weekly programme is aimed at designing, exploring and creating learning opportunities and outcomes. It enables pupils to participate in a number of activities, such as Lego Education, Gymnastics, Move, Story, ‘Why?’ (Science/Inquiry-based learning) and Outdoor activities. This varied and enjoyable programme enables learners to extend their taste of different disciplines.

Learning Beyond the Classroom - Nature Matters (Early Years 1 to Level 2)

Through Nature Matters pupils regularly visit and connect with nature offering them a wonderful opportunity to deepen their understanding of the environment and eco system. This is also a suitable time to reinforce the learning objectives through natural contexts.

Throughout the calendar year we offer several opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. We believe in offering our children authentic learning experiences which enhance their awareness of the world around. Some examples of these include various cultural visits, theatrical entertainment, and onsite community worker visits.

Religious Beliefs and Multi-Cultural Celebration - a positive school climate generating a sense of belonging

CHSMC is committed to the principle that every person in the learning organisation is entitled to a respectful, positive school climate and learning environment that fosters a deep sense of belonging and embraces the celebration of diverse cultures.  CHSMC is committed to respecting each individual’s right to follow or not to follow religious beliefs. CHSMC embraces a Christian ethos. It also teaches the Catholic faith during RE (Religious Education) classes (and after-school Catechism Classes) and also provides VEE (Virtue and Ethics Education) classes for those learners who opt out of the RE Programme.

After School Programmes