Our Nursery Curriculum

Our curriculum Compass wraps around and enriches the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The following four themes underpin all the guidance and with the principles that inform them, work together for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

A Unique Child. Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships. Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments. Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development. Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Practitioners teach children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development. The Prime areas are:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves children developing a positive sense of themselves, and of others; forming positive relationships and developing respect for others. Children develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; how to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and build confidence in their own abilities.

Communication and Language development gives children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development is all about being active and interactive; developing co-ordination, control, and movement. Children also learn about the importance of physical activity, and how to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Prime areas are fundamental, work together and support development in other areas.

The specific areas are:

Literacy involves linking sounds and letters and beginning to read and write. Our children are given access to a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.

Mathematics at this stage focuses on developing skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and describing shapes, space, and measure.

Understanding The World helps children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design gives children the opportunity to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. Children share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.


How to Find Us

Visitors for the Head have an allocated parking space opposite the main Reception. If you lose your way, please call us on 01892 525591 and we’ll help you find us.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01892 525591
Email: [email protected]


Rose Hill School
Coniston Avenue,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
United Kingdom