Our Preschool Curriculum


Our Preschool Curriculum


The overall vision for our setting


For children to be confident communicators, independent learners, engage in shared experiences, form positive relationships and be inclusive for all.


Our curriculum goals

When children come to preschool they will:


Settle in and become confident in their learning environment
Make a connection with someone to build a friendship
Learn to pedal a trike
Make a healthy snack
Zip up their coat
Tell a story
Sing songs with joy
Create a masterpiece
Recognise their name
For our Early Years children, we offer a wide range of activities to encourage independence and support development. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Each child is treated as an individual and allowed to develop at their own pace.
The characteristics of effective teaching and learning
In planning and guiding what children learn, practitioners must reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and adjust their practice appropriately. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are: playing and exploring
  • children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’ active learning
  • children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements creating and thinking critically
  • children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage
In the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn best when they experience learning first hand, through meaningful interactions with others, through physical activity and through play. Our Early Years practice is based on on-going observation and assessment of the children and their interests. Activities in our Centre cover the three prime areas of learning that underpin everything in the early years:
  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
The four specific areas help children to strengthen and apply the prime areas:
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design
Continuous provision offers opportunity for independent play, creativity, imaginative play, number games and literacy through sharing books. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their surroundings and resources.