"Play is the highest form of learning in early childhood"   Tina Bruce- Learning through Play 2001


The Pre-School Curriculum is based on play. A child's parents are the very first teachers and each child comes to Pre-School with a wide variety of experiences upon which the Pre-School will build. First hand experiences underpin all aspects of the Pre-School and lead to quality learning.
Pre-School play experiences are structured, observed and recorded by staff to ensure there is progression. Children learn best through play experiences that are relevant and meaningful to them. We plan activities to stimulate the children and reflect their interests.
We aim to create a rich, stimulating, happy and challenging environment where children will have the opportunity to develop their potential.
We lay great emphasis on learning outdoors and children will experience being outdoors in all seasons and weathers.
Our planning is guided by the 'Curricular Guidance for Pre-School Education'. This guidance is presented as six areas of learning that will provide a foundation for later achievement.

Physical Development and Movement

Early Mathematical Experiences

Personal Social and Emotional Development

The World around Us

The Arts

Language Development



Saint MacNissi's Primary School
Christine Road
BT36 6UE
Tel: 02890 342166
Fax: 02890 839543
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