Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life:

• Communication & Language
• Personal, Social & Emotional Development
• Physical Development
• Creative Development
• Knowledge & Understanding of the World
• Mathematics

The children at Chestnut Trees Preschool are supported in developing their potential at their own pace.

Social learning is very important; the children are taught and encouraged to share and care for one another and are also given opportunities to develop conversation, self discipline and confidence. These skills are developed through play, snack time and lunch club.

Every Term

We provide a wide variety of carefully planned activities which are designed to encourage a young child’s natural desire for knowledge.

Every term there is a different topic for the children to explore through stories, craft and play. A supplement is posted on the noticeboard within the preschool which explains the context of the topic and what the children will be doing.

We ask that parents and carers loan books and puzzles relating to the latest topic. These items should be clearly labelled and will be returned at the end of term.

Throughout the year we organise events to support the curriculum such as our Sports Day, a festive play at Christmas time, a summer away-day to a local fun farm and visits from interesting friends (for example, our friendly fireman).