Nursery Curriculum

The nursery implements the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum the- EYFS Framework which is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to five years. It explains how and what your child will be learning to support their healthy development. 


Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning and development. This will be done by staff providing activities and opportunities to your children and then assessing them on the seven areas of learning and development:3 Prime areas and 4 specific areas. Children should mostly develop the three prime areas first.


These are:

Prime Areas: are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.  Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in four specific areas.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Communication and Language

  • Physical Development

Specific Areas: Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

Through the EYFS, children learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking, which takes place both indoors and outside.

Research into the early child development shows that children learn more rapidly during the first three years than in later life; whilst all areas of learning are important and inter-connected, the three Prime areas that are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, building their capacity to learn and form relationships and thrive. The specific areas will enable them to be self-motivated learners who are confident to succeed.

To read more about the EYFS, please visit

Islamic Activities and Themes:

We incorporate bite-sized lessons, principles and supplications from the Qur’an and Sunnah, which are incorporated into daily routine activities such as meals and snack times, sleep times and as play based activities such as stories and singing enabling the child to formulate an Islamic personality, identity and behaviour; not only teaching them when and how to use such supplications and phrases but more importantly the moral lessons that come from it in a practical manner.

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Basford Site

Queensberry Street, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0DG

T: 0115 837 1338

Ofsted Number: EY480580

Radford Site

Leen Place, Radford, Nottingham NG7 3EN

T: 0115 924 6913

​Ofsted Number: E396010