Our planning for children’s learning is displayed on the noticeboard of each room. Please do take the time to look at this planning, tell us what your child enjoys, learns and does at home. We welcome feedback and discussion about children’s learning, and actively seek your involvement and support.



As a registered Nursery School and Children’s Centre, children’s learning and development is very important to us. We follow The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) which has been developed by the Government with a number of early years experts and parents.

As well as the legal welfare requirements that every registered setting must follow, the ‘ Development Matters’ section of the EYFS also lists the seven areas of learning and development that guide professionals’ engagement with play, learning and developmental activities for children aged birth to five years old. The prime areas that children should mostly develop first are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development and
  • Personal, social and emotional development

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world and
  • Expressive arts and design