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Chevening School Nursery's Curriculum

Our curriculum provides opportunities for all children to access a wide range of activities and resources both indoors and outdoors. Our planning enables all children to experience and be involved in activities that develop their curiosity, enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thinking in a safe, caring and challenging environment.


Chevening School Nursery implement the four principles of the EYFS in order to ensure the best for each individual family in our setting. We do this by:


  • Valuing each child as an individual and supporting their interests and needs, building on their learning over time.

  • Each child has a keyperson with whom they can establish a strong and positive relationship, which then enables them to develop the skills to form relationships with their peers and others.

  • Our environment encourages children to gain confidence and belief in their own ability.

  • We encourage children to reflect and evaluate on their achievements so the whole nursery can take pride in their endeavours.

  • We focus on the 3 prime areas of learning development in order to ignite the children’s love for learning and develop their confidence.

  • We recognise that language development is central to learning, communicating, the ability to self-regulate and to focus their thinking.

  • We focus on the 3 prime areas as they are essential for children’s healthy development and future learning. As the children grow the Prime Areas help them to develop skills in the other 4 specific areas.


The Prime Areas of learning and development are:    

Communication and Language


Personal, Social and emotional development


The four specific areas through which the 3 prime areas are strengthened and applied are:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts & Design


Our partnership with families, we believe, is fundamental to the success of children's learning and their wellbeing. By building on this partnership from the initial home visit and the sharing of information provides the foundation for a strong respectful partnership.


Some of the activities regularly enjoyed:  Forest School, cookery, PE, junk modelling, role play, yoga, music, STEM activities, mud kitchen, building & design, exploring different media, den building, treasure hunts, nature trails.

For further info regarding the EYFS refer to the government website

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