Home Page

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

At South Normanton Nursery School, we are committed to high quality Early Years provision and practice. We have a simple long term goal which is for the children who attend our setting to contribute to the community and further out into the world, throughout their lives in a positive and inspiring way.

Our curriculum acknowledges that in order for our children to be able to do this they need to be; effective and skilful communicators; have creative and enquiring minds; be respectful of others whilst knowing their rights and have good emotional well-being.


Our intent is to provide a curriculum that develops all these attributes, enabling every child to succeed.


At South Normanton Nursery School our provision reflects our vision for learning and is planned to offer rich, enjoyable and meaningful experiences for all children. We ensure that all children learn through a mixture of hands on experiences, play based and directed activities, supported through highly skilled and caring adults. The curriculum is delivered through the experiences provided, the resources and the interactions that are built into play and the occasions of 'direct teaching' that take place throughout the day, everyday.


We believe that through developing children's experiences and interactions through the use of 'Our Questions' and the children's interests we can:


  • engage in personalised learning following their interests,
  • develop new skills that are related to previous learning experiences, including mathematical concepts,
  • develop thinking and problem-solving skills,  
  • become good communicators and acquire a love of reading.



At South Normanton Nursery School we recognise the importance of outdoor learning. We are dedicated to ensuring that all children have an environment which encourages curious and investigative minds; encourages a love of the natural world and a respect for the world that we live in. 


Our children get to access our 'Long Wavy Grass' area, as well as 'Big Forest' each Friday, where they get to learn with 'Forest Faith'. Our approach to Forest Schools contributes towards ensuring that our children develop their resilience, problem solving skills and their emotional well being. 

For information on how we make our curriculum accessible to children with disabilities or special educational needs, please click here.

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage - a guide for parents

For more information about the seven areas of learning and development we provide for in nursery and how you can support your child, then click on the guide below for more information.  

If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the nursery directly.