Nursery Curriculum

Children clearly love their time in Nursery they appear happy and highly involved in their play and learning. The atmosphere across EYFS is a warm buzz of curiosity and high engagement. A key factor in this is the way in which adults present themselves as partners in the children’s learning.”

SSIO/HMI inspector for DDAT

“The nursery was calm and children were immersed in their learning. There were lots of examples of rich talk. The developing language of silky and straightened was confidently being used by three highly engaged boys playing in the hairdresser’s role play area.”

SSIO/HMI inspector for DDAT

The positive impact of the provision upon the progress of all the children including those with SEND is very clear.”

SSIO/HMI inspector for DDAT

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 ‘Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities’. (EYFS)

Physical Development

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Literacy, Communication and Language Development

Communication and Language and Literacy development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment that encourages them to express themselves as confident speakers and listeners. It also inspires them to develop the skills they need as readers and writers, through an enriched print environment that nurtures a love of books and storytelling and making marks. (EYFS)

Mathematical Development

‘Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.’ (EYFS)

Understanding the World Development

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.’ (EYFS)

Expressive Arts and Design Development

Expressive Arts and Design involves enabling children to explore and play with a range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology. (EYFS)