New Hall Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which covers seven areas of learning. In the Nursery, we focus on the three Prime areas:
♦ Personal, Social and Emotional Development
♦ Communication and Language
♦ Physical Development
The children experience expressive activities, which are process-led so the children can fully embrace their creative natures; they experience sensory and messy play, music and movement, singing and lots of language-rich stories. Practitioners use a mix of child-led and adult-led activities that follow the children’s interests and include free-flow access to our outdoor learning environment.
The children have a simple structure to their day that allows for flexibility, spontaneity and the opportunity for Practitioners to enhance teachable moments. Planning is based on children’s needs and interests and considers all of their developmental needs, whilst providing an abundance of engaging and stimulating activities. We introduce the specific areas of learning in a way that enables each child to flourish and grow at their own pace. Our Practitioners offer support and nurturing guidance that allows children to be independent whilst having the reassurance of a familiar and secure base to which to return.
High quality teaching with a relevant, purposeful and engaging curriculum, enables our children to exceed expectations.
In the Pre-School, the following specific areas of learning are introduced: Literacy, Understanding the World, Mathematics, and Expressive Arts and Design. We use a more structured approach but still offer a curriculum that is rich in experience and stimulating learning opportunities. The children benefit from specialist subjects such as Dance, Forest School, PE and Music.
High quality teaching with a relevant, purposeful and engaging curriculum, enables our children to exceed expectations. The curriculum, which is paced according to each child’s needs, provides knowledge and skills in Phonics and Mathematics, fully preparing them for school life. Your children will develop into confident, independent and curious learners with a desire to learn, explore and ask questions.