We offer a high quality stimulating curriculum both indoors and out where children can achieve, develop and have fun learning through play.

We create a safe and caring learning atmosphere where children can develop independence and high self-esteem and where their culture, ethnicity, gender, class and special educational needs are met. Happy children make progress and learn!

We believe every child has a right to a high quality education.  We give high priority to supporting the development of communication and language and literacy skills. Bilingualism is celebrated and supported as a positive asset. 

We offer a broad, balanced, integrated curriculum using Birth to Five Matters as a guide. (click here to view the document and learn more)  

The curriculum includes three prime areas of learning. These areas develop quickly in response to relationships and experiences, and run through and support learning in all other areas. They are:

Communication and language
Physical development 
Personal, social and emotional development

It also includes four specific areas of learning that grow out of the prime areas, including essential skills and knowledge and providing important contexts for learning. They are:

Understanding the world  
Expressive arts and design

The different ways in which children learn are also key to their development. The Characteristics of Effective Learning run through all areas of the curriculum and we use them to reflect upon how children learn and to inform how we teach and support them.

The child is central to our curriculum. We observe children regularly to find out about their learning, needs and interests and use this knowledge to inform our planning. We plan to provide a balance of child led and more focussed adult supported experiences that are exciting, challenging and fun!

Our focus on personal, social and emotional development ensures that children learn to be part of a group and promotes the importance of learning and playing together.
Alongside this, our well resourced, stimulating learning environments and our experienced, caring staff facilitate developing children’s individual character and independence.

We know that parents are the most important influence in their children’s lives. We work in partnership with every family, supporting each other to ensure the best early education for every child.

The Department for Education has published a new guide for parents, produced by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre – ‘What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (formerly ‘What to expect when’) which guides parents through what to expect in their child’s development.

 Please click on the link below to view this useful document.


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