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Mildmay Primary School

with a Resource Base for Deaf Children

“Growing, Caring and Learning Together”

The Nursery Curriculum

At Little Robins Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS).

Within the EYFS there are four guiding principles which shape the practice in an early years setting these are:

  • Unique child - looking at each child as a unique individual who is constantly learning
  • Positive relationships - enabling children to learn to be strong and independent
  • Enabling environments with teaching and support from adults - where individual

interests and needs are celebrated

  • Learning and development - importance of children learning and developing at different rates


There are seven areas of learning and development, all areas of development are important and interconnected. There are three prime areas of learning and development which build a foundation for igniting children curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, these are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

These three prime areas are strengthened, supported and used in learning within the four specific


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understand the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design



Each area of learning is carefully planned for by the nursery teacher themed around a topic, the topic and themes that are covered are led by the children and based on their interests. The children’s learning will be shared with you via Tapestry and any interests your child may share at home, with you, connected to the current topic can be shared with nursery via tapestry for the children to then share with their peers.


You can access the EYFS framework online at years-foundation-stage-framework--2.



Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795. Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937