Curriculm & Agencies

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them.
Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships
and enabling environments.

The EYFS seeks to provide:

  • Quality and Consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • A secure foundation through planning for the learning and development of each individual child, and assessing and reviewing what they have learned regularly
  • Partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers.
  • Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported.

Overarching principles:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • 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.  Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.
  • Importance of learning development. Children develop and learn at different rates.  The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Our curriculum is The Early Years Foundation Stage.  These documents are produced by the Department for Education. The curriculum runs from birth to 5 years.

Each child is valued for their own contributions. We embrace all cultures and beliefs and encourage children to share their news, thoughts and ideas.

Children are encouraged to socialise with peers and adults and build strong bonds. We operate a key person system to encourage relationships betwen practitioners, children and their families.

Children benefit from a choice of environments including free flow access to the outside, well resourced upstairs classrooms and large main playroom.

Learning and Development
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and every area of the nursery is designed to support all seven areas of the curriculum, which are split in to Prime Areas and Specific Areas.

  • Prime Areas
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Specific Areas
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design


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