The children's learning is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Early Years curriculum
It sets out a play based framework, based on four principle themes:
|Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.||Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.||The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.||Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.|
The six areas of learning are:
|P.S.E.||Personal, Social and Emotional development. Supporting:
Dispositions and Attitudes, Self-confidence and Self-esteem, Relationships, Behaviour and Self-control, Self-care and Sense of Community.
|C.L.L.||Communication, Language and Literacy. Supporting:
Language for Communication, Language for Thinking, Linking Sounds and Letters, Reading, Writing and Handwriting.
|P.S.R.N.||Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy. Supporting:
Numbers as Labels for Counting, Calculating and Shape Space and Measure.
|K.U.W.||Knowledge and Understanding of the World. Supporting:
Exploration and Investigation, Design and Making, ICT, Time, Place and Communities.
|P.D.||Physical Development. Supporting:
Movement and Space, Health and Bodily Awareness and Using Equipment and Materials.
|C.D.||Creative Development. Supporting:
Responding to Experiences, Expressing and Communicating Ideas, Exploring Media and Materials, Music and Dance and Developing Imagination and Imaginative Play.