Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

At Little Tulips Day Nursery, we help children to learn through imaginative discovery and play. We follow the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth up to five years of age.

The aim of the EYFS is to provide a secure foundation for all children for good progress through school and life. Our curriculum covers all the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to meet the needs of every individual child.

The principles that guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:

A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are seven areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design

Building positive relationships

At Little Tulips Day Nursery, we assign each child their own key person so that every child feels reassured, safe and cared for. This person is also responsible for recording a detailed Learning Journey that charts the child’s progress during their time with us. Parents are always welcome to view and discuss these records; furthermore, they are encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences outside nursery hours.

If you would like to talk to us about any aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage, please get in touch. To read more about the EYFS go to the official website

Environments that enable

Our nursery is designed to promote the seven areas of learning by providing rich and varied opportunities for children to explore and learn. We are responsive in our approach; we frequently bring themes and activities from children’s home lives into the nursery setting so they can share their interests and experiences with their friends. This creates social opportunities and fosters a sense of community. By also taking inspiration for activities from what’s happening around us we help children engage with the wider world.