Curriculum

Our ethos is to place the child at the centre of all we do. Our activities and curriculum are planned within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The overarching aim of the EYFS is to improve each child’s outcome. We ensure that every child is treated uniquely and is constantly learning to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Our children are encouraged to be strong and independent forming positive relationships and they learn and develop well in an enabling environment. Our staff respond to their individual needs, nurturing each child and we foster a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. We are mindful that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. This includes all the children in our nursery, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

toots curriculum

We strongly believe in learning through play whist covering all areas of the curriculum. Our aim is to encourage children to:

  • feel safe and secure
  • develop curiosity
  • be sociable
  • have consideration for others

In addition to language and literacy, numeracy, creative activities, physical skills and knowledge of the world about them, we also offer French and dance sessions along with opportunities for outings locally and further afield.

We are Ofsted approved and provide the Nursery education grant for the over threes.

Our ethos is to place the child at the centre of all we do. Our activities and curriculum are planned within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The overarching aim of the EYFS is to improve each child’s outcome and reflect that it is every child’s right to grow up safe; healthy; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; and with economic wellbeing.

The three prime areas of learning are personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development, as well as four specific areas of learning: literacy, maths, expressive arts and design, and understanding the world.

A typical day will include sand and water play, malleable, painting and creative, imaginative and domestic play, role play, stories and singing with weekly music, French, Yoga and cooking groups.

Regular outings are made to the park and library, and relevant places the children are learning about. Our staff carefully plan the curriculum with regard to the group and individuals stages and interests, so ensuring that every child is valued and included, makes progress at their own rate and no child gets left behind.

Early years concepts such as colours, shapes and numbers, etc. are introduced from the start, in a relaxed and enjoyable way. The children progress to learning pre-reading, reading, maths and writing skills.

At whatever stage your child has reached when they start at Toots Day Nursery we will nurture them and encourage them to grow as individuals.

The equipment in each room has been carefully selected to stimulate the child’s imagination, help their physical development and promote social interaction.

The areas for the Foundation Stage are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and Language
Physical Development
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design