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
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


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


Afternoon Children Arrive


Group time


Free Flow Activities


Snack Bar opens – free flow activities continue


Tidy up 


Review the session, stories, songs and games


Home Time