Our Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

The EYFS is based around four themes:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development


Each theme is linked to an important principle:

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children's development and learning.

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of Learning and Development are equally important and inter-connected.


The EYFS is also made up of seven areas of Learning and Development. They are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Communication and Language.
  • Physical Development.
  • Mathematics.
  • Literacy.
  • Understanding the World.
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

These seven areas of Learning and Development together make up the skills, knowledge and experiences appropriate for babies and children as they grow, learn and develop.

At Park Hill nursery we like to ensure that children's learning and development reflects what their individual interests, and abilities are. When planning for each child's learning and developmental needs we take account of these.

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Our Facilities

Park Hill Nursery is able to offer the following facilities:

Baby room (0 - 2 yrs)

This room has been designed with children aged birth to 2 years in mind.

Toddler room (2 - 3 yrs)

This room offers many different areas to help promote each individual child's learning, such as a home corner, messy play, and floor play.

Pre-school room (3 - 5 years)

In this room children are encouraged to self select to access play equipment and toys.

Outdoor Environment

Our garden is used regularly by children of all ages.

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