The Curriculum (EYFS) 2012 (revised 2017)

We aim to make Nibley House Nursery a welcoming place where children settle quickly and easily because consideration has been given to the individual needs and circumstances of children and their families.

We must follow the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Children are competent learners from birth and develop and learn in a wide variety of ways, as a setting we must therefore look carefully at the children within our care, consider their needs and interests and their stages of development and use the EYFS to plan challenging and enjoyable experiences for all the children within our care. 

  • Four guiding principles should shape practice in early years settings. These are:


Unique child

Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;

Positive relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;

Enabling environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers;

Child development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

Staff are always happy to discuss the curriculum with you so that you can be involved in your child’s learning. We will plan a time each term to discuss your child’s progress with you and keep you informed. You can also find more information on the EYFS at