Welcome to Raffles Starters - The perfect start to your child’s educational journey!  

Raffles Starters is an ideal bridge between a nursery and school atmosphere strategically located in the Springs Souk. The boutique environment welcomes all our children and families and gives opportunities that support confidence and safety to all our young learners. 

At Raffles Starters we focus on wellbeing and resilience. This is important for young children to help them settle and enjoy coming to school. It’s a time when children learn critical social and emotional skills and a partnership is formed between the child, their parents and the teacher. When this is done successfully, it lays the groundwork for it to continue throughout the child’s education. Once children feel settled in their environment we see them flourish in academics.

The environment promotes holistic caring experiences where everyone is familiar with each other. Our high-quality learning environment provides children with social and cognitive experiences that help them become independent and develop a positive attitude to learning that will inspire a lifelong love of learning. These skills help your child settle into primary school and drive their academic success.

Learning is guided by the children’s developmental needs, and flourishes when the children are given time and space to observe, explore and investigate the environment and engage with it. At Raffles Starters our highly qualified teachers offer experiences that will intrigue, inspire and challenge young minds.

Different experiences are an important part of learning and development, at Raffles Starters we promote independent learning skills, respect and mixed age groups. The mixed age group approach is used so children of various skill levels can work alongside each other, so that learning takes place at all different experience levels and is not limited by age.

The areas of learning we offer are as follows:
•    Language Development – Phonics/Reading/Writing
•    Talk for Writing programme – Encourages story telling with the understanding of  ‘Story  Structure’
•    Mathematics
•    Science – Scientific enquire based learning through ‘simple science’
•    PE – Ball Skills/Body Control/Yoga
•    Art – Creative thinking using Art Techniques
•    Early Year Room – Learning through play
•    IT

Please visit our social media pages where you will see many pictures portraying the fun learning experiences the children are exposed to at Raffles Starters.

I look forward to meeting you during one of our School Tours.


Rishika Malhotra

Head Raffles Starters

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