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Our Curriculum

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by North Hinksey Preschool helps children to continue to do this by providing them with interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development.

From September 2022 we will operate in the main playroom for the majority of the day with all children aged 2, 3 and 4 together.  We aim to still be able to provide children with age/ stage appropriate support, and will aim to have some group times that enable us to differentiate activities.  We have an overarching plan of where we would like the children to be, in terms of their development, for when they leave us to start school, however this is flexible, taking into account the children's starting points, familial experiences as well as thier interests. Our Curriculum is "What we intend to Teach Children" and our Pedagogy is "How we're going to Teach them".  Key persons will consider the impact of this, through ongoing assessments, and keep a memory book of things the children have learnt, said and achieved, which will be shared with parents throughout their time with us.

Click here for parents guide to our Ethos, Curriculum and Pedagogy


Revised EYFS January 2024


From January 2024 there are 2 statutory EYFS frameworks: 

  • EYFS statutory framework for childminders 
  • EYFS statutory framework for group and school-based providers 

We follow the second which can be found here:

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (2024) sets the standards for all early years settings in the United Kingdom. “Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.” 


Working together for your children

We recognise parents are the Child's first educator, and we aim to work closely with and alongside parents. Pre-school has a high ratio of adults to children in the setting. This helps us to

• give time and attention to each child
• talk with the children about their interests and activities
• help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide
• allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety


What are the key ways that young children learn?

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