Curriculum Statement


At Kate Greenaway Nursery School, we believe that we are educating the whole child and providing children with skills, knowledge and positive attitudes for life. 

We aim to support children to be highly motivated, interested and have a sense of their own achievements. Both teachers and parents have a role to play in maintaining positive attitudes to learning and thereby enhancing the child’s self-esteem.

Our curriculum is based on the existing Early Years Foundation Stage and Development Matters and reflects a wide and varied learning experience which is enriched through creative contexts and a values based learning community, focusing on developing children’s’ character, curiosity and attitude to learning. 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

All children aged 0-5 years follow the EYFS Curriculum, which prepares them for the National Curriculum. 

There are three prime areas: 

Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication & Language 

And four specific areas: 

Literacy, Numeracy, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design. 

Find out more about  the Early Years Foundation Stage – Characteristics of Effective Learning here.



Our intent

The Kate Greenaway Curriculum enables all children to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their full potential
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • on their way to becoming responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
  • children who understand the value of learning and who continue that process through their lives

Our implementation

The Kate Greenaway curriculum is developed around values based learning which:

  • promotes personal development
  • supports equality of opportunity,
  • develops spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physical growth
  • celebrates the contributions of a diverse range of people, cultures and heritages
  • develops an understanding of the environment as the basis of life and a source of wonder and inspiration that needs to be protected

Our impact

The curriculum at Kate Greenaway Nursery School will:

  • promote high standards of academic and personal, social and emotional development
  • promote a positive engagement with, and commitment to, learning
  • instil in children a positive disposition to learning and a commitment to learn
  • promote and pass on essential skills, knowledge and understanding valued by society to the next generation
  • be relevant to children and prepare them for the here and now, for the next phase of their education, and for their future
  • widen horizons and raise aspirations
  • make children more aware of, and engaged with, their local, national and international communities
  • help children recognise that personal development is essential to wellbeing and success