Our Curriculum


We offer a comprehensive curriculum designed to stimulate the young mind whilst educating. The curriculum is mainly based on learning through play and we work closely on the areas of learning and development as set by the Department of Education in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive

In ensuring our children achieve good Communication and Language development we provide opportunities to experience a rich language environment.

We actively encourage children placed within our care to become both  active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination control, and movement as part of our everyday curriculum of activities.

Personal, Social and Emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; we nurture positive self image, celebrate diversity and encourage empathy.


Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures

We support children in their Literacy development through encouraging them to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest

Understanding the world can be tough. We guid children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Through Expressive arts and design we facilitate children in exploring and playing with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.

Makaton Sign Language

Makaton is a key part of our daily routine and registration. The signing is always conducted with the spoken word so it encourages ALL children to develop their communication skills. Since introducing makaton in our setting, we have found that it helps towards reducing children’s frustration as well as building upon their self-esteem. Makaton is also very good at helping those children with SEND or EAL.