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Prime Areas

The Prime Areas are those which support development in all other areas.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness

“All the children make outstanding progress in their personal, social and emotional development. Children have excellent attitudes to learning and develop a wide range of personal skills that underpin their progress in other areas of learning. These skills mean that children are extremely well prepared for further learning when they move on to primary school.”
Ofsted February 2014

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

“The nursery provides children with a wide range of experiences indoors and in the spacious outdoor area. Activities span all the areas of learning and special events, such as creativity week, trips to the theatre and regular Forest School activities, motivate the children and contribute to their enthusiasm for learning.”
Ofsted February 2014

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

“A key strength in all the teaching is the way staff question the children and talk with them at depth about what they are doing. This develops children’s thinking and problem solving, and greatly extends their speaking and listening skills. In-depth discussions support and encourage those who need extra help, and do much to stimulate and challenge the learning of more-able children.”
Ofsted February 2014