Our Nursery School

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

We plan the curriculum in line with the EYFS looking closely at the needs of the individual child. We support every child to progress successfully through the developmental stages; having a go, discovering, and thoroughly enjoying learning alongside their peers.

At Swinbrook House Nursery we aim to provide an enjoyable and challenging environment where staff look for ways to extend knowledge and interests; our staff observe, evaluate, assess and deliver well planned activities and opportunities to encourage children in gaining their next steps with the goal of school readiness in a pressure free and fun learning space.

We do this through a balance of adult led as well as child-initiated activities supporting our children to explore a wide range of topics through play. We use open ended questioning to promote active learning and critical thinking, increasing the ability of children to offer appropriate responses and extend their own learning.

At all ages our staff assist with developing independence and building self-esteem, preparing them for confident progression confidently to the next level of learning.

Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum areas:


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


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The characteristics of learning underpin all we do – they are the way in which your child engages with other children and adults and their environment and they support your child to become an effective and motivated learner.

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically