Early Years Curriculum


Throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage, we aim to provide a wide range of positive learning experiences in a safe and stimulating environment. There is an emphasis on learning through play and exploration and the Early Years Centre is resourced to excite the interests of every child and to support independent learning. We make use of the curiosity-based curriculum, using it as a guide to create a broad and balanced framework that provides opportunities for children to make excellent progress across the areas below. By tapping into the expertise of the Music, Sports, Art, and French specialists in the main school, we are able to extend the experiences and potential learning well beyond the Early Learning Goals.

The indoor learning environment is spread through four classrooms, a large art area, a library and an open plan area, and is supported by and extended into a range of outdoor learning environments. We encourage essential development across all areas, including investigation, exploration and active learning, energetic physical play, quiet contemplation and creative and imaginative play. Timetabled sessions allow for regular excursions to our outdoor classroom and wildlife pond.

Prime Areas:

•    Personal, Social and Emotional Development
•    Communication and Language
•    Physical Development


Specific Areas:

•    Knowledge and understanding of the World
•    Literacy
•    Mathematics
•    Expressive Arts and Design