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Nursery Curriculum

The Nursery unit is part of Spring Lane Primary School.


We aim to offer children the best possible foundations for their future. The Nursery Curriculum aims to offer the children a wide range of activities and experiences which reflects the needs and interest of our children and offers equal opportunities for all. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating and caring environment in which all children and adults feel valued. Our approach to learning emphasises the importance of play and talk.  We plan a wide range of activities and materials that encourage children to explore and investigate, experiment, ask questions and discuss what they are doing, and why. We encourage independence and self-selection and provide numerous opportunities for children to practice these skills.

Children start Nursery with very different previous experiences, knowledge, skills and attitudes. Their stage of development and past experiences are considered individually and the curriculum matched to the needs and interests of the children.

Through play children discover and learn and consolidate their learning by practising and repeating ideas and skills in the seven areas of learning:-

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


The Nursery Curriculum aims to promote the all round development of the children, introduce them to a range of educational experiences, making them aware of the cultural diversity of society and fostering positive attitudes and skills for learning.

Our staff ensure that all children, regardless of gender, race or disability, have access to and are encouraged to participate in all areas of learning and experience through Nursery. Children have the opportunity to play alone, alongside others or as part of a small or large group.

We aim to promote positive images of the school and Nursery within the community, developing and building on existing links between the school, parents and the wider community.


More information for parents on the EYFS can be found at