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Swallows - 3 Year Olds

Our Nursery Curriculum


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Framework forms the basis of our provision.

Using the Characteristics of Effective Learning 3 areas  …


Play and Exploring

Active Learning

Creating and thinking critically


… the Nursery team aim to create a fun and stimulating environment where each child’s learning and development is supported effectively.


We recognise the fundamental role of play and multi-sensory exploration in children’s learning and offer children a range of stimuli, both indoors and out, to promote curiosity and engagement.


Through observation of children’s interests and developmental stages and discussion with families, experiences are planned across the seven areas of learning and development-

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional

Communication and Language


Specific Areas



Understanding the World

Expressive arts and design


We aim to help children achieve this by:

Explore and make sense of the world

Practice new ideas and skills

Learn how to express and control feelings

Understand the need for rules

Be alone and co-operate with others

Take risks and make mistakes

Think creatively and imaginatively

Communicates with other as they communicate and solve problems


Children Learn when they are:


Given appropriate responsibility

Allowed to make errors, decision and choices

Respected as autonomous and competent learners

Actively doing rather than being told

Supported and trusted by a knowledgeable and trusted adult


Our simple daily routine allows children maximum opportunities to develop their understanding, to practise skills and to develop relationships within a consistent environment that supports security and promotes confidence.


The play space, both indoors and outside, is arranged in areas with appropriate resources stored nearby. These areas are reviewed through the year but generally include features of basic provision such as




Construction—large and small

Small world

Physical—fine and gross




Music and Sound


Role Play


Mud kitchen


We aim to have a wide variety of activities available for your child when they spend time with us at Nursery.


The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new


9:00am                      Welcome everyone

9:30-9:45am              Circle time

10:00am                    Snack time

11:35am                    Tidy up time

11:45am-12:00pm     Circle time

12:00pm                    Home time/Lunch time

1:30pm-1:45pm         Circle time

2:30pm                      Tidy up time

2:45pm                      Circle time

3:00pm                      Home time