Setting the foundations for bilingualism in our young pupils is central to our entire early years
approach, from the staffing of teams to the rhythm of the day and the environments in which they play. The
stepping stones which enable the children to express themselves, understand others, think and be confidently
literate in both Chinese and English are set from the beginning of their time in our bilingual
nurseries. Each nursery class has a team of two partner teachers.
Strengthened by a shared understanding of the bicultural Huili ethos, teachers, teaching assistants
and early years assistants share responsibility for each child’s learning and promote all the areas of
learning and development in both languages.