Early Years education is the foundation upon which young children build the rest of their schooling. Learning through a combination of play experiences and teacher led activities is very important as these moments allow the children to explore, discover, investigate, create, revise, challenge and consolidate their developing knowledge, understanding and attitudes. As our children progress through the Nursery, we provide play and learning experiences to help them gain, develop and refine their skills. Miss Delaney’s curriculum fully prepares children for the expectations of joining independent mainstream school.
The EYFS is divided into seven areas of learning which intertwine and are not considered as separate areas of development - all are equally important. The curriculum is delivered from birth until the end of Reception year. These are:
Trips and visits
From time to time we organise school outings. Parents are informed in advance and consent forms detailing all relevant and costing information are sent home. During any whole school outing, the school buildings are closed, with the exception of the School Office. We have a theatre trip at Christmas and a summer trip, previously we have visited Legoland, Battersea Zoo and Chessington World of Adventures. The children enjoy visits from the police and fire service and enjoy a walk to the local postbox at Christmas to post their cards home. The Ducks have forest school at Holland Park and the Ducklings have Forest School in Avondale Park.