Right to an Education

Every child has a right to an education (article 28). Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment (article 29). We believe children learn through play and have a right to play (article 31).
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.


* If you would like any more information about our Early Years Curriculum please contact school.

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 are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are those most essential for children's healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These 7 areas are used to carefully plan for our children's learning and activities. We always ensure that opportunities for learning  are suited to your child’s unique needs. The EYFS is suitable for very young children, and it’s designed to be really flexible so that practitioners can follow unique needs and interests. Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside

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.



Our Medium Term Plans

In our 3- 4 year old provision, to ensure we have curriculum coverage across the whole academic year we follow 3 medium term plans as a broad guide. Each plan has 7 areas of learning that we aim to cover each term.

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