Nursery Learning

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)
The EYFS sets the standards for learning and development for children from birth to five years of age.  There are four key principles which underpin the curriculum:

A Unique Child
Positive Relationships
Enabling Environments
Learning and Development

 

There are seven areas of learning.   Three of these are seen as the prime focus for healthy development of pre-school aged children. They are seen as the foundations of learning:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Physical Development

 

As the child develops they will expand their learning to include:

Reading and Writing
Mathematics
Knowledge of the World
Expressive Arts
 

The Nursery follows the EYFS curriculum and practitioners plan activities according to the needs and interests of the children.  There is a balance of activities led by the children and those guided by adults.  There is free access to activities both inside and outdoors, with learning activities set up for children to access at all times.

 

During their time at Nursery the children will have a learning journey gathered through a computer programme called “Tapestry” which includes photographs and notable achievements recorded into them.  These are available for parents to access through a password protected login.  They will be passed to your child’s school as they leave the Nursery.

 

The timetable for the days is shown below but is adapted to meet the needs of the children.

8.45 am

Morning Children Arrive. Free choice activities

9.00 am

Group Time

9:15am

Free Flow Activities

9:45 am

Snack Bar opens – free flow activities continue

11.25 am

Tidy up 

11.30 am

Review the session, stories, songs and games

11.45 am

Home Time or lunch club

12:15pm

Afternoon Children Arrive

12.35pm

Group time

12.50pm

Free Flow Activities

1.10pm

Snack Bar opens – free flow activities continue

2.45pm

Tidy up 

2.50pm

Review the session, stories, songs and games

3.15pm

Home Time