Early Years Foundation Stage

At Little Linguists Nursery School we believe that children learn best in a fun, happy and relaxed environment and the emphasis is put on learning through play.

Our curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage, a framework set out by the department of education, which recognises the overall nature of development from Birth to 5 years.

There is an emphasis on children learning through interaction with people and exploring the world around them.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Montessori

Children should be observed and experiences provided to promote learning based upon the following 7 areas:

Prime Areas 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World 
  • Expressive Art and Design