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Early Years Foundation Stage


Here at camp Hill Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is progressive, building on the skills and knowledge that a child already has. The approach to learning is through structured play-based activities which encourage the child to learn at their own pace and ability. Play is a key way in which young children learn. It is enjoyable and challenging. Children see play as their 'work'. In Nursery, we ensure that play is purposeful and carefully planned objectives can be worked towards in a variety of learning situations which have the characteristics of play. It is important to remember that young children do not learn passively. They learn best by doing and being actively involved in their learning.


Your child has already learnt a great deal by the time they join our Nursery. These early years are the most formative and together parents and staff play a crucial part in establishing appropriate attitudes and approaches to learning in the children.


The time your child spends in Nursery is the first of two years of the Foundation Stage, which ends at the end of the Reception year, before the Key Stage One begins in Year 1.


The curriculum in the Foundation Stage is broad and balanced. We aim to ensure that social, emotional, physical, aesthetic and intellectual development are provided through a range of activities based around structured play, which is challenging and developmental for each child.

In accordance with government guidelines, the curriculum for the Early Years  Foundation Stage is organised into six areas of learning. We support, foster and develop childrens' learning in the following:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and  Language 
  • Physical Development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design




Camp Hill Nursery offers the following educational programmes to support your child's Learning and Development :


Busy Feet and Funky Feet

Write Dance

Dough Gym and Funky Fingers

Letters and Sounds



Mrs Kimberley, the Nursery Manager is the named Speech and Language Champion. She  works closely with Warwickshire's Speech and Language team and our link therapist.

She has completed specific training via the Time to Talk programme. If you have any concerns about your child's language development then please arrange to chat with Mrs Kimberley or your child's key worker.