The Early Years Foundation Stage

At Little Buttons we carefully plan activities that are personal to each child in their development stage and meet the requirements set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  This is a framework set out by the department of education, which recognises the overall nature of development and learning at this age.

We treat our children as unique individuals.  We plan for their own development and support the steps they take along their learning journey.

Children will experience the nursery curriculum entirely through play.  The activities have been designed to promote your child's growth in the following prime areas:

     - communication and language
     - physical development
     - personal, social and emotional development

These prime areas are strengthened and applied through four specific areas:

     - literacy
     - mathematics
     - understanding the world
     - expressive arts and design

We want your children to be happy at our nursery and hope that during their time with us their development will make the transition to school an enjoyable one.