Early Years Curriculum

We are a group of professional and skilled practitioners who are driven to provide children at Meadowfield with the skills to be successful, creative and enthusiastic life long learners. 
 
This year our key priorities are to further develop children's reading skills and ability to recall and retell stories. We are also looking at developing children's wider knowledge and skills through our creative and curiosity based curriculum.
 
 
Early Years Curriculum at Meadowfield
 
In nursery and reception we follow the early years foundation stage. This is made up of seven areas:
 
Prime areas 
 
Communication and language
Physical development
Personal, social and emotional development
 
Specific areas
 
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
Literacy
Mathematics 
 
All learning is based around these areas and explored through play activities both child initiated and adult initiated. Real life experiences are at the heart of our teaching and learning as well as following children's own passions and enthusiasms.
 
 
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This year we are enrolled on to the Curiosity Approach Accreditation. This is a nationally recognised accreditation. As Early years practitioners we have a passion for providing children with the best possible start. Through the Curiosity Approach we will be working hard to create an environment that promotes awe, wonder and curiosity through the use of authentic and natural resources. It is a wonderful mix of Reggio, Montessori, Steiner and Hygee methodology that will help promote and widen experiences for our children. 
 
 
 
 

T. 0113 3230010 E. carol.cooke@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout