The do re mi Curriculum

As all other nurseries, we follow the mandatory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). What is significant is how this is interpreted. We favour a child-led, creative approach to the delivery of EYFS where learning through play; discovery and hands-on experience is crucial. Our practitioners are strongly encouraged to look for quirky approaches in delivering the ordinary; to think differently in order to make the nursery an exciting place to be. The use of open ended resources which spark children’s imagination and 'possibility thinking' together with the support and scaffolding from experienced staff, enable children to learn and discover things for themselves. Our staff team are currently studying for 'Curiosity Approach Accreditation' as they work to create an environment and experiences based on children experiencing awe and wonder on a daily basis.

Our Curriculum

We aim to provide plentiful and varied opportunities and experiences for all our children, many of which arise impromptu in response to something that happens on the day, in the moment.

As well as a musical approach (more on that later), dancing, loose parts play, art, craft, messy play, sensory experiences, yoga, creative play, treasure baskets, role play, outdoor play, gardening and forest school activities are all recognised as important to develop the well-rounded child and have a place in our nursery. Rather than having people from outside the nursery come in and lead sessions for the children once a week, we believe in training our staff so that they can respond to the children’s needs and interests so that these things are embedded into a nursery day and make up the wealth of experiences our children partake in. Jane, a qualified music teacher, oversees our music programme, and Louise, our Manager, is a qualified forest schools instructor who leads our forest school adventures.

Please contact us for a full further information.