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Services in Christchurch

Curriculum, learning and development


The nursery delivers the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to support children with:

  • communication and language skills
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy skills
  • mathematical understanding
  • expressive arts and design
  • understanding of the world

The nursery use the curriculum throughout the nursery, including in outdoor play activities. 

Pastoral care and extra support

The nursery provides support to all children and their families who need it. They work with other professionals to ensure the needs of children are supported. Professionals include:

  • the Children's Centre team
  • Portage
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Social Care
  • Speech and Language Therapists

The staff have great experience working in early years. This includes working with children with: 

  • disabilities 
  • learning difficulties 
  • complex medical conditions

The manager of the setting is the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). See the Local Offer to find out about support for children with SEN and disabilities.

Preparing your child for school

The nursery helps prepare children for school by:

  • helping them to achieve their early learning goals
  • giving them the right knowledge and skills
  • working with local schools to support children and their families in the transition to school

There is also a child led transition process within the nursery as children progress from room to room.

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