Nursery Curriculum

“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

The Nursery curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage document and is organised into seven areas.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We support 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.

Communication and Language Development

Children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development

We provide opportunities for children to be active, interactive and develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity, selfcare and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


We provide opportunities for children to link sounds and letters, supporting them with the initial stages of reading and writing. We use a wide range of reading materials (books, rhymes, comics, maps) to ignite their interest.


We provide children with opportunities to develop their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.

Understanding The World

We provide children with opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

We support children to explore a wide range of media and materials, providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feeling through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance.