Our qualified nursery teachers are committed to delivering up-to-date educational curricula to all children from birth to five years. It is important that this is a shared programme between nursery and home as your ideas and involvement are crucial to your child's development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
At our nursery children are helped to develop a positive attitude and a sense of well-being. This includes making relationships with others across different age groups, learning to be self-confident, taking an interest in the surrounding environment, identifying their own individual needs, telling the difference between right and wrong, and becoming independent.
Communication, Language and Literacy
Children have the opportunity to speak, listen and communicate in different contexts. There are opportunities to talk with other children and adults, and to share and enjoy a range of books, rhymes, music, poetry and stories. Children are encouraged to develop writing and reading skills through many different practical experiences. They can even learn French, Spanish, Russian, German, Latin, Chinese and Japanese!
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
We encourage children to explore and find out about the world around them and to ask questions about it. There are opportunities for youngsters to build with different materials, learn about everyday technology, their own and their family's lives, other cultures and beliefs. They have opportunities to explore indoors and outdoors, observe, make decisions, predict, investigate and find out how things change.
This area of learning helps to develop children's skills - their co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement. Children gain confidence in what they can do and find out how to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.
Creativity is fundamental to successful learning. This area of learning includes art, music, dance, drama, role-play and imaginative play. Children are encouraged to respond in their own individual ways and express their ideas, feelings and relationships through a wide range of experiences.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Children develop an understanding of maths through stories, songs, games and imaginative play. They become comfortable with numbers and ideas such as 'heavier than' or 'bigger than' and use language to compare weight, size and shape. They discover ways of solving practical problems, making connections and recognising relationships and patterns.