Learning & Development

The Curriculum at Langley Moor Nursery

Children who of are of nursery age are in the Early Years Foundation Stage.This stage continues until the end of Reception class. In this stage learning is divided into seven areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development



Understanding of the World

Expressive Art and Design

Of these seven areas, the first three are called the prime areas and it is these areas that we focus on first as the skills of talking , getting along with others and developing self care skills are the some of the most essential skills that children learn.

The nursery environment is carefully planned to enhance children’s learning and development in each area of learning. As the children play inside or outside, carefully chosen equipment, and questioning and support from nursery staff means that children’s learning and progress is accelerated. We take notes of how children’s skills are developing and plan for the next steps in learning. The Early Years Foundation Stage describes typical progress in each of the areas of learning in the form of developmental ladders. Of course children are individual and not all children will fit into the typical pattern of progress.

Each week nursery staff have a planning meeting where we discuss the children’s learning progress and how we change/add to their environment to support their developing skills. Some skills need to be specifically taught such as learning how to use scissors – and this is done through our small group times (chat times).  When children have tried a new skill/new activity at group time, it often gives them the confidence to choose this activity again when making their own choices for play.



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