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Our Curriculum


We understand how important the first five years are in a child’s life and how children’s early experiences and relationships are vital for child development and helping to shape their future.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and safe care for children aged 0 to 5 year olds. It ensures children have a broad range of knowledge and skills for future success and promotes high quality teaching and learning to ensure children are well prepared for their transition to school.

There are seven areas of learning and development outlined in the EYFS that we use to shape our curriculum. The ‘prime areas’ provide a fundamental base for children’s learning and development and they underpin learning in the four specific areas. All areas of learning carry equal importance in a child’s development and are interconnected.

Prime Areas

• Communication and language (CL)
• Physical development (PD)
• Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)

Specific Areas

• Literacy (L)
• Mathematics (M)
• Understanding the world (UTW)
• Expressive arts and design (EAD)

Our practice is shaped by the four guiding principles as outlined in the EYFS:

• 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.

• Importance of learning and development and understanding that children develop and learn at different rates.

Our highly skilled and experienced practitioners support our children through their own individual unique learning and development journey. We work closely in partnership with our parents so we can plan for effective learning at Nursery and so learning can be continued and extended at home. This ensures our children have the opportunity to reach their full potential on their own individual pathway.