Curriculum

Parents can be confident that, in choosing Aspin Nursery, their child will receive the very best in early childhood education, delivered by qualified professionals to world-class standards.

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is the statutory framework for schools in England. This sets standards for the learning, care and development of children from birth to 5 years old.

There are four overarching principles of the EYFS, which shape our practice:

  • Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self- assured.
  • Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.
  • Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with additional needs.

     

Learning through play is at the centre of our curriculum and we pride ourselves on creating a child-centred environment, with children learning through self-discovery, games, interacting with others and exploring their own creativity. Teaching is centred around a series of cross-curricula themes that have been selected to interest children. Each theme lasts 4 – 6 weeks, and is explored from numerous different angles to incorporate the 7 Learning Focus Areas.
EYFS Learning Focus Areas

There is a strong emphasis on creating toys and play spaces using imagination and natural or recycled materials. Children have more fun and a richer educational experience from planning, creating and decorating a make-believe item in collaboration with others than could ever be achieved from buying a ready-made toy. This is a holistic educational experience. It avoids creating artificial boundaries between different aspects of learning and development, while helping children to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. Literacy and mathematics skills are integrated into our child-centred learning in an age-appropriate way.