The Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters.

The Nursery has a detailed learning curriculum for children, which is based on the 3 Prime and 4 Specific Areas of learning as outlined by the DFEE’s ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’. we particularly focus on identifying children’s individual needs.

The areas of learning are as follows:
Three Prime areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development.
  • Physical Development.
  • Communication, Language.

Four Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematic
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The nursery has a detailed learning curriculum and the framework takes as its focus the child and steers away from subjects, therefore looking at specific areas of experience, which celebrate the skills and competence of babies and young children and highlights the interrelationship between growth, learning , development and the environment in which they are cared for and educated.

We provide a clear plan of activities which focuses on identifying the children’s individual needs and ensure the children have the opportunity to interact with a consistent adult at frequent intervals through out their day.

A copy of the Nursery Curriculum Document is available for parents, please ask a staff member for your copy.

PALS programme
PALS social skills program teaches children in early childhood about greeting others, listening, sharing, taking turns and expressing our feelings. The development of skills like these is essential in preparing children for the school years and beyond. At Little George’s children develop socially skilled behaviours through the PALS program.

Forest schools program
Little George’s forest is designed to enhance and compliment our day to day curriculum in the early years foundation stage. It offers all our children opportunities to develop confidence and self-esteem and to experience achievements in our onsite outdoor area. Forest school sessions are open to all children aged over 3 and will run in six week blocks for each group.

Parent’s activity day program
At Little George’s parents are invited to participate in different activities each month.
A sample of the types of days we arrange is shown below:

  • Cooking session
  • Pyjama day
  • Creative sessions
  • Multicultural concert
  • Christmas concert
  • Parents evenings
  • Eater party
  • Weekend family trips