Our nursery teams have a child-centred approach to the children’s curriculum, learning and development. We use the Government Framework that supports the Early Years Foundation stage.

Understanding how the children learn and adapting to their individual ways of learning that makes them unique. 

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Included within the curriculum

The areas that the nursery teams support the children to learn and develop in are:
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language

The following areas are a continuation of children’s learning and development:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive art and design 

Find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage here. 

Your child's learning journey

Your child’s key person will plan experiences for your child’s individual needs. A record of observations and photos from these will be recorded in your child’s learning journey. This may be paper-based or online. 

The learning journey or learning journal is a term used in early years settings regarding the recording and observing of a child’s learning and development.  

This record will be built up over the years and displays your child’s learning and many achievements.

A learning journey will record:

  • Observations made by your key person and other nursery practitioners
  • Snapshots of achievements and wow moments
  • Quotes and sayings from your child
  • Learning and experiences from home
  • Comments from parents/carers.

Our aim is to build a unique, individual story of what each child learns and achieves as well as their specific interests and learning style.

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