Our Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) which supports a child’s learning from birth to five. It is a play-based curriculum which allows children to learn and explore in a safe and secure environment.

Our provision reflects the key themes, which are;

A Unique Child

Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured +

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. +

Enabling Environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers. =

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early year’s provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.

We support their learning and development through a range of activities based on the seven areas of learning. There are three prime areas and four specific areas:

Prime:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development

Specific Areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Learning through play underpins all the activities that we provide. Through play in a challenging and secure environment child can:

  • Explore, develop and represent learning experiences that help them make sense of the world
  • Practise and build up ideas, concepts and skills
  • Learn how to understand the need for rules
  • Take risks and make mistakes
  • Think creatively and imaginatively
  • Communicate with others as they investigate or solve problems

Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children think. All children have individual needs and will develop at varying rates. We use the EYFS as guidance to plan and provide a range of play activities, which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development

A Parent’s Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is available; it has been produced by an organisation called 4children. We have a copy available if you would like to access more information about the revised EYFS.

Additional information can also be accessed through the Department for Education Website;