Early Years Curriculum
What Your Child Will Learn at Nursery School
Our Nursery is staffed by qualified Teachers and Nursery Officers who plan and work together as a team.
We follow the statutory framework of the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage, introduced in September 2012, which covers children from birth to five years of age, however we take into account the individual need, learning styles and interests of the children. We have a rich environment and believe this to be key in providing for every child’s learning experience. Continuous Provision offers children a constant environment that is safe for them to explore whilst challenging their learning. We allow children the freedom to explore and become independent in making choices.
The Early Years Foundation Stage follows a principled approach under four themes:
- A Unique Child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling Environments
- Learning and Development
The children work towards the early learning goals through seven areas of learning. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These three prime areas are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
Alongside these areas there are four specific areas through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied, these are:
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
The curriculum for the Early Years Foundation Stage should underpin all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing children’s positive attitudes towards their learning. We also place a great emphasis on developing children’s learning through creativity and their own interests. We employ an artist in school and during the year all children will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of ideas, materials, objects and techniques. We have been greatly inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and share the philosophy which places the child at the centre of their learning.
Our staff all work together planning in the moment to best meet the needs of each child. There are regular staff meetings and the team work together for long term curriculum planning goals.
Our approach to the curriculum is inclusive of SEND and all learning styles. We make learning accessible to all children.