Early years

2,5 to 5 years old

“A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit”

Francois Rabelais

International Baccalaureate®

The IB Primary Years Programme® & the Reggio Emilia Approach®

Our Early Years programme offers a complementary combination of the IB® framework and the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The blended methodologies honour and celebrate the student-centred and constructivist approach, recognising learners as active participants in their learning.

Thanks to the IB Learner Profile Attributes & Key Concepts and the principles of the Hundred Languages of Children, young learners are encouraged to express their different intelligences whilst they grow international-mindedness and cultural relativism.

The environment is at the core of learners’ development. The classrooms and ateliers play a pivotal role as a third teacher, where children feel safe exploring, sharing, and expressing themselves.

Learning Through Play

Our Early Years teaching & learning is structured around the learning-through-play philosophy, which promotes the whole child’s development thanks to challenging and exciting play-based opportunities that encourage young children’s natural curiosity and wonder.

In addition to spontaneous play, teachers may facilitate pretend, mobile ,and Heuristic play as well. Through the world-renowned approach coined by the child psychologist Elionor Goldschmied, children will play and explore objects from the real world and deal with real-life contexts whilst developing countless abilities.


Nursery                        2,5 to 3 years old
Pre-Kindergarten                       3 to 4 years old
Kindergarten                       4 to 5 years old

10 learning-through-play benefits

Play helps young children:
1. Build a better and more flexible brain
2. Explore and express emotions
3. Foster creativity and imagination
4. Develop literacy, maths, and science skills
5. Become aware of different points of view
6. Deal with real-life contexts
7. Focus on the goal
8. Solve tasks
9. Use critical thinking
10. Experience positive failure in a safe environment

The PYP Inquiry Approach

The PYP trans-disciplinary inquiry approach ensures that young learners are dedicated time and proper safe settings to:
  • Investigate the natural world and sense the connection to scientific and mathematical laws

Personal, Social, Physical Education


PSPE for Early Years children involves activities that aim to develop physical and spatial awareness, as well as mobility, coordination, and general well-being.

WINS PSPE curriculum promotes:

  • The child’s self-confidence
  • The spatial awareness and how to relate to it
  • The exploration of new movements and skills
  • The team-building
  • A lot of fun!

As a part of our PSPE programme, EY children have weekly sessions at our indoor swimming pool.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Extra-Care Service

Our young learners may participate in a variety of stimulating and fun extra-activities: Music, Little Chefs for a Day, Little Chemist, Chinese Shadows, Cinema Passion, Theatre & Improvisation, Little Farmers, Pet Care, and much more! WINS may also arrange Extra-Care Services for kids and their families (e.g., After-school care, Psychological support, Pediatrician).


World International School of Torino is an International Baccalaureate® World School for the PYP (Primary Years Programme), the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and the DP (Diploma Programme).


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