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Curriculum Overview

At Birchwood we follow a legal document called the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. This explains how and what your child will be learning to support their learning and development.

This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

The Areas of Learning and Development

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in Early Years settings. The children will work towards these until the end of their reception year. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.   At Birchwood Nursery we are laying the foundations for children’s future learning through a balance of child initiated and adult initiated play. In addition to the activities we provide, we make visits to other places of interest to extend children’s experiences. We also invite various specialists and visitors into school to support our teaching and learning. Parents are always welcome to come into school and take part in their child’s learning and to share special skills they may have!

Follow the links to find out more information about the seven areas.

For further information about the early years foundation stage curriculum please follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/early-years-foundation-stage