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Our curriculum embraces children’s natural curiosity and innate affinity for the environment. We believe that children flourish when their natural sense of wonder, awe and curiosity is encouraged through play and experimentation.

Children in the early years benefit from a well-developed holistic curriculum based on the best practices of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), integrated with Finland's Education Model. Children in the early elementary benefit from Key Stage 1 of England National Curriculum.

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Our curriculum has a clear rationale based on values. It promotes challenge, progression, consistency, personalisation and choice in learning for all chidlren. The international approach of our curriculum enables smooth transition of children moving out and easy adaptation for children joining our learning centre.

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About EYFS

The EYFS is based upon four principles. The four principles as shown below underpin our practice here at Caterpillar School Bali.

A Unique Child 

Enabling Environments

Learning & Development




Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

-Eyfs Statutory Framework 

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

-Eyfs Statutory Framework 

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time.

-Eyfs Statutory Framework 

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.  

-Eyfs Statutory Framework 

There are seven areas of learning and development, all of which are important and interconnected.

1.Communication & Language

Children are encouraged to listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond with relevant

comments, questions or actions. Several opportunities are given for children to express themselves effectively. They develop their own narratives and

explanations by connecting ideas or events.

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About Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 is a phase of primary education for students in England. In key stage 1 , children are usually aged between 5 and 7 years old. The Year 1 age group is 5-6 years old, and the Year 2 age group is 6-7 years old. The National Curriculum in England sets out which subjects children should be taught in KS1.


There are 10 subjects which must be taught in Key Stage 1, we adapted these subjects to our vision and approach  that is immersed in the cultural heritage of Bali. 


  1. English.

  2. Maths.

  3. Geography.

  4. Science.

  5. Design & Technology.

  6. Physical Education (PE), including Swimming

  7. History.

  8. Art & Design.

  9. Computing.

  10. Music.

  1. English Language & Literacy.

  2. Mathematic Skills.

  3. Global Citizenship.

  4. Science & Environmental Education.

  5. Design & Technology.

  6. Physical Education (PE), including Swimming

  7. Indonesian Culture.

  8. Expressive Arts & Design, including Music

  9. Personal, Social & Emotional Development.

Finland's Education Model

In Finnish early childhood education, learning is understood as a lifelong process. Free play is a natural way to learn physical, emotional, social and intellectual skills. Every child has a right to be heard, seen and listened to as an individual and as a member of their community.


Caterpillar School Bali is implementing the Finland's Education Model starting from the academic year 2023-2024. Finland holistic approach is grounded in the belief that 'childhood is a valuable period of life'. Children are respected as individuals and whole persons, so emphasis is placed on their overall growth, development, health and wellbeing, not just on academic skills.

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Informal Assessment

At Caterpillar School Bali we employ varied tools and strategies for assessing children learning. All teachers adopt best and current practices to assess learning and plan their interactions with the children. Some of the tools used for informal assessment include observation, portfolios, anecdotal notes and checklists. Screening assessments give teachers valuable information about where children are developmentally. They sort information based on defined criteria and help determine individual learning goals.


The reporting to parents is done through Progress Reports Cards at the end of every term, four times a year. Parents also have an opportunity to witness their child’s learning journey through the interactive learning platform ' Seesaw'. Each parent has access to their child’s portfolio, which is an evidence of learning.

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About Seesaw

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Seesaw is a digital interactive learning platform that gives families a window into what's going on every day in their child's classroom. Parents get notified when there are new posts in their child's journal. They can view posts and add likes and comments.


At Caterpillar School Bali, teachers post daily on Seesaw. Once they are logged into the app, families can check their child's portfolio every day starting from Parents can also download their child's pictures or videos once it's shared.

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