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Early Years

What do children learn?

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In Reception and Nursery your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.

Children will mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

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

nurseryThese prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.

As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas.

These are:

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

These 7 areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The teachers and assistants supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. This is a little bit like a curriculum but it's suitable for very young children, and it's designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.

Our children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.