Our Curriculum

REYS Federation Nursery Schools aim to provide our children with a broad, rich and exciting range of experiences which are fun, rewarding and challenging.  Our nursery schools develop the whole child providing them with secure foundations for lifelong learning. 

We have developed a Federation Charter, and a Federation SEND Charter committing our intention that every child in our care will have fun learning experiences whichever nursery school they join.

We have daily small group times when we teach specific skills and develop children's knowledge which the children can use during their exploration time. We also have a daily literacy session which encompasses a focus story and phase 1 phonics.

All children have an individual on-line Learning Journal called Tapestry, which records photos, videos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This builds up a record of your child’s learning experiences during their time with us.

Please note that this is not a daily diary- it is a collection of meaningful observations that take place in nursery throughout the year which helps us to assess and monitor progress. Our priority is for the staff to spend time with the children; playing, supporting, inspiring and developing their learning. In addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to follow our suggestions for next steps for home learning as well as uploading your own photos, videos and comments of life at home. 

To access your child’s learning journal at home you will need to use the activation link. We will give you this link once you have signed and agreed to our permissions and guidelines.

New Bridge Nursery School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and Phase 1 phonics.