Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Communication, Nurture and kindness are attributes that run through the heart of Tenterfield Nursery and continue to be at the forefront of our curriculum intent. All adults use a total communication approach in the Nursery so that all children are included and given the best opportunity to develop their communication skills and express their wants …

Curriculum Overview

The EYFS is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until …

Prime Areas

Communication and Language: At Tenterfield we give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment. Our small group size allows children to develop their confidence and skills to express themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Physical Development: Our fantastic, open environment provides opportunities for young children to be active and …

Specific Areas

Literacy Reading and writing “Early reading skills are taught particularly well. Staff take every opportunity to emphasise the link between letters and the sounds they make.” Ofsted 2017 Mathematics Numbers Shape, space and measure “Staff foster children’s understanding of number very skilfully. During the inspection, one group explored two- and three-dimensional shapes, using their excellent …

Nurture Group

The Nurture group sessions run within the main Nursery routine on Mondays and every other Thursday. Children will always start the session with their nursery key person group for welcome time. They will then be collected for the start of Nurture group. They will return to their key person group at the end of the …

Forest School

Tenterfield Nursery will use Forest School to enrich our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The children visit the nature reserve in our local Primary school every other Thursday. We have a  morning or an afternoon session. Why are we using Forest School at Tenterfield? Research shows us that children are stimulated by the outdoors. …