COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE

Specific areas of learning  

Children are encouraged to use a wide range of resources to express their own ideas and feelings. They construct their individual responses in two and three dimensions through art, music, movement, imaginative play and technology. Art equipment, such as paint, glue, crayons... 

Early Years Foundation Stage

Laying Foundations for Life

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT 

PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT


EXPRESSIVE ARTS & DESIGN

The continuous development of children's gross and fine motor skills forms a fundamental part of our day. Research has clearly shown that children's physical development is closely linked to cognitive...  

We aim to instill a love for books by bringing books to life during our daily story times. Each child has their very own book bag; once a week they choose a book from our 'library' to take home and share with the family. Integrated and discreet daily phonics sessions enables...

Prime areas of learning  

LITERACY


Apple Tree celebrates diversity. Children learn to respect and value their culture and those of others. In order to make sense of their world, children safely explore and investigate a range of natural and manufactured materials. They learn...

MATHEMATICS


By means of practical experience, children become familiar with sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting activities. They develop an awareness of the relationship between numbers and amounts and know that numbers...

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

Children's communication skills are earnestly promoted throughout the entire day. Traditional tales and contemporary stories with repeated phrases, a range of nursery rhymes and language activities...

At Apple Tree we actively nurture children's personal, social and emotional growth, helping them to flourish into confident, social learners. They form a positive sense of themselves and others as they learn...


Day Nursery & Montessori