First Steps - Our Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Within the EYFS there are four themes:

  • A unique child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

There are also seven areas of learning split into two:

Prime Areas

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

Specific Areas

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

It is well known that the best way for children to learn is through play and practical experiences. With this in mind, we have developed a play based, free flow curriculum which will allow us to support the needs and interests of all the children.

The children’s learning environment is planned in response to both the children’s interests and activities to ensure a balance across the curriculum. The children will become more confident in requesting activities and making their own choices. As part of the daily routine, we will continue to observe the children to find out about their needs, interests and capabilities and to help with future planning.

The children will still have lots of opportunities for stories and music sessions, either as a whole group or in small groups, as appropriate to the time and activity.

We recognise very much the importance that parents and carers play in children’s development and we aim to continue good partnerships with our parents and carers. By keeping us informed of your child’s interests and needs, you are helping us to plan a more enabling environment for your child and all the children.

What do the parents say?
  • Molly has loved her time at First Steps. She has been so well cared for and looked after. I cannot thank everyone enough for taking such good care of Molly and helping her to be bright and happy
  • Cara could not be happier at First Steps Nursery. Her reading has improved vastly since starting, and her enthusiasm for learning could not be higher.
  • Lucas has attended First Steps for two years now. The staff are nothing but helpful and I know he has learned a lot from his days there. He is a more confident and outgoing child because of this.
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We’re already booking places in the pre-school for 2018-2019, so to avoid disappointment make sure you register your child early.

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Broad and balanced

Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the children’s learning environment is planned in response to both the children’s interests and activities to ensure a balance across the curriculum.

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Please download our latest Ofsted report from the inspection we had in August 2018 at First Steps Beaumont Leys.