To find out more about the curriculum Etherley Lane Nursery School is following, please refer to the DfE publication ‘Early Years Outcomes’ which can be found by following the link below.
We are aiming to provide a curriculum to develop the whole child. Young children learn by first hand experience i.e. doing, touching and seeing for themselves through play. Their intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical development will be catered for by various play activities which we offer at nursery.
We plan activities across the seven areas of learning to ensure each child receives a broad and balanaced curriculum both indoors and outdoors.
We have in place an equal opportunities policy and a racial equality policy which all staff adhere to.
Children are starting the FOUNDATION STAGE of their education which runs from age 3 and continues until the end of reception year in primary school. The document ‘The Early Years Foundation Stage’ forms the basis for education from birth to five. Its sets out the correct ratios and welfare requirements. It states that education should be put into practice four principles:
- A Unique child
- Positive Relationships
- Enabling environments
- Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates
Within the principle learning and development there are areas of learning which form the basis of curriculum planning and indicate the progress which children can be expected to make. These areas of learning finish at the end of reception class, when children are assessed against ‘Early Learning Goals’.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Etherley Lane Nursery School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. For further information please view the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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