We offer a broad and balanced curriculum at Rebecca Cheetham Nursery. Our aim is to give children exposure to a range of different learning opportunities and experiences using the story book as the base. We spend two weeks with a particular book so children grow to know the book intimately and help them develop a love of books and reading.
We generally stick with a theme over a half term period so we can explore ideas in a meaningful way and give children a chance to consolidate their learning through child initiated play.
Our early years curriculum should not be prescriptive or pre-determined; rather it should move with the children and be meaningful to their interests as starting points.
The attachment entitled "Our Curriculum" that follows helps to explain how we devise our curriculum; starting with the child, identifying ways that adults can facilitate and how we can give children further opportunities in the provision.
The attachment entitled "Characteristics of Effective Learning Animals and Descriptions" gives an idea of how we explore the Characteristics with children so they can identify the way they learn independently.