Nursery Curriculum

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.

Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.  

At Tree House Nursery at Swindon Academy, we value the importance of learning through play and use this at the centre of our curriculum to ensure children come first. 

We have a play-based curriculum that is responsive to children’s interests and needs, alongside high level interactions with adults. We believe children receive quality, fun-filled experiences that prepare them to be ‘school ready’ and embeds a positive attitude towards learning. 

We offer experiences that allow children to practice the characteristics of learning which are: - 

  • Playing and Exploring - children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’
  • Active Learning - children concentrate and keep trying, even if they encounter difficulties, and they enjoy achievements
  • Creating and thinking critically - children develop their own ideas, make links and developing strategies 

The Early Years curriculum consists of seven areas of learning. They are split in to prime and specific areas. 

The Prime Areas  

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The Specific Areas 

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World 

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