Our Early Years Curriculum

You have made the important decision to give your child the opportunities and experiences offered by Nursery Education, thus ensuring that your child has a good start to their school life.

We provide a stimulating learning environment in which your child will be happy to gain new skills and knowledge, whilst building relationships with other children and adults.  The staff encourage the children to make decisions for themselves, for example by choosing at what time to have their snack, whether to play indoors or outdoors, and to become independent, for example by hanging up their coats, by looking after their possessions, by selecting an activity.  Decision-making and independence help to develop the child’s self-esteem, which in turn helps the child to develop skills and acquire new learning. Adults support children's play by playing alongside and observing them. They can then plan to extend their learning and development.

All children from birth through to the end of their reception year in school follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is a play based curriculum framework based around seven areas of learning and development. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three prime areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Physical development

  • Communication and language

There are also four specific areas through which the prime areas are applied:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding of the world

  • Expressive arts and design

The Early Years Outcomes and the Statutory Framework are available in nursery.