Aims & objectives

These are to provide a safe and pleasant learning environment which stimulates the child’s intellectual, physical, emotional, creative, personal and social development.

Encourage a positive self-image and personal confidence within the guidelines of equal opportunities.

Prepare children for early educational years following the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Liaise with and support parents and professionals as essential partners with the pre-school in achieving the above aims.

Promote a healthy lifestyle for all children in the group through healthy eating and health related exercise.  We are accredited with a Healthy Setting Bronze Award.

Our planning for pre-school children is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage that children follow to the end of reception year leading to Key Stage 1.

Prime areas


Personal, Social & Emotional Development

  • Self-Regulation

  • Managing Self

  • Building Relationships

Communication and Language

  • Listening, Attention and Understanding

  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills

Specific areas



  • Comprehension

  • Word Reading

  • Writing




  • Numbers

  • Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World

  • Past and Present

  • People, Culture and Communities

  • The Natural World

Expressive arts and design

  • Creating with Materials

  • Being Imaginative and Expressive