Our Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, which is split into seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
For each area, there is a series of stepping stones leading to the Early Learning Goals, which provide the foundation for later achievement. By the end of the Foundation Stage, the end of the Reception year, it is expected that children will have achieved the Early Learning Goals in all seven areas of learning. Specialist teaching also offers a dynamic time-tabled curriculum that includes; French, Teddy Tennis, PE, Theatre Bugs and Music plus daily lessons in maths, literacy and pre-reading.
Learning in the nursery takes place through a variety of themes and topics. Our teachers and teaching assistants plan for structured and independent activities. Children participate in adult-led activities and are given opportunities to self-initiate learning.