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Early Years


The Early Years Foundation Stage is comprised of Nursery and Reception, with children aged between 3 and 5 years. The Early Years programme lays the foundation for every child to play an active part in their own learning, building life skills and learning tools through creative activities in a secure and nurturing environment, ensuring that the first experiences of school are stimulating, positive and paced according to the developmental needs of the individual. Parents and carers are active participants in the child’s first steps in formal education.

We follow the National Early Years Curriculum which is divided into 7 areas of learning:


Communication and Language


Physical Development


Personal, Social and Emotional


Expressive Arts and Design






Understanding the World

the curriculum IS PLANNED based around student needs and interests

At ISCAT children play, explore and take an active role in their learning. They benefit from a wonderful outdoor learning environment which provides an extensive range of learning opportunities. This continuous provision allows learning to take place throughout the day in a playful environment which respects the pace and interests of each child. Through encouraging independence, children demonstrate their creative and critical thinking and raise their own questions to extend their learning. Our teachers carefully plan the curriculum to provide the appropriate challenge at all times.


Our children take part in Forest School sessions once per week in our local forest area, exposing them to the many benefits of learning in a natural environment.

The sessions encourage exploration, understanding and respect for each other as well as our nature. They are led by the children’s interests and follow the Forest School ethos.


What our community says

Great British education. Teachers are all native. Small groups allow personalized education. Kids are very well taken care of and challenged according to their possibilities. Emotional education and Forest School are a plus.

Carolina Ribalta


ISCAT is a great school where teachers work hard to provide a good learning environment for their students. The small class sizes allow for working with small groups to better reach each child. They consider the children’s needs and try to provide them with the best opportunities to learn and grow.

Txell Puig


Open enrolment

Get to know in-person our school! We will accompany you personally and answer any questions you may have about the school, our learning spaces and the different educational stages.

ISCAT The International School of Catalunya

Manuel Raspall, 8
08530 - La Garriga
Barcelona · Spain

Telephone: +34 938 414 077
E-Mail: info@iscat.es