“Learning through play, the Greenside way.”

Early Years Foundation Stage

At Greenside, we follow the EYFS Framework.

Winter /Spring term 2017

This term we will be looking at seasonal changes from winter into spring, starting with animals that hibernate over winter and then moving onto new life beginning in spring.

In February we will be celebrating Pancake Day as the beginning of Lent, which will eventually lead into Easter celebrations, linking with the theme of birth and new life. The children will be talking about baby animals and we will begin our planting projects for the summer.

Mother’s day falls in the second half of the term, we will be thinking about all the things our mums do for us and will be making cards to thank them.

All children will have an individual plan, encompassing their next steps in development linked with their interests available for parents to see. These are completed by key workers, please see your childs key worker if you would like to talk about their individual plan.

All planning is displayed on class planning boards.

Early years outcomes 

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. We encourage our children to become effective learners through the development of play and exploration, active learning and creative and critical thinking.

Children aged 0-2 years focus on the development of three prime areas –  Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Children aged 2-5 years build on these prime areas with the addition of four specific areas – Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World  and Expressive arts and Design.

We strive to make positive steps in our Children’s education, promoting enjoyment in learning.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.

We focus on learning through play which encourages exploration and investigation, helping children reach their potential in a safe and healthy environment backed by a well trained team of caring employees.

Your Child’s Educational Development

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

We always encourage our children in both structured learning and free play. This balance provides children with independence and life skills.

Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.

Parental Involvement

Parents participate in our nursery homework programme which involves both family and nursery in own child’s learning.



For further information please contact us