Specific Areas


  • reading;
  • writing;


Enjoying the book corner with friends.

Mathematical Development

This area of children’s development covers:

  • numbers;
  • shape, space and measure;


How many counters go on each butterfly picture?

Understanding the world

This area of children’s development covers:

  • people and communities;
  • the world;
  • technology.


Happy Birthday!

Expressive Arts and Design

This area of children’s development covers:

  • exploring and using media and materials;
  • being imaginative;


Making models from recyclable materials.


Playing with coloured water.

Working together for your children

Our pre-school has a high ratio of adults to children in the setting which helps us to operate a key-worker system in which each member of staff looks after the development records for a small group of children and allows us to:

  • give time and attention to each child;
  • talk with the children about their interests and activities and use observations of the children to inform our planning for their development;
  • help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide; and
  • allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.