We follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2021. This is broken into three prime areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; and physical development. The prime areas cover the knowledge and skills that form the foundations for children’s social and academic progress and for their future school readiness. The prime areas are reinforced by four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
Teaching and learning in the Nursery is designed to encourage children’s independent learning through play, helping them to develop their social, physical and communication skills and to build crucial self-confidence.
Nursery pupils are taught in a mix of short, adult-led sessions in small key-worker groups, and they may also choose to access inspiring independent play activities, supervised and supported by staff, that assist them to learn and develop with enjoyment and appropriate levels of challenge.
The Nursery children have close links with the rest of the Pre-Prep department, enjoying shared playtimes and assemblies and taking part in trips, Nativity plays and whole School celebrations such as the Christmas Carol Concert.