At Littleworld we work in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a statutory framework introduced by the Government in 2008 to ensure that all children receive the same provision from birth to five years, whether they attend a childminder, a nursery or a playgroup.

The Early Years Foundation Stage unifies Birth to Three Matters and the Foundation stage. It combines best early-years practice and provides a more cohesive approach to child development, care and learning.

Child development is assessed through observation of children during their own self-chosen play, which allows the staff to build an accurate picture of your child and guide them, indicating what can be done to support, extend and encourage further learning. Every child’s developmental journey is captured in a Learning Journal throughout your child’s entire time at nursery, and parents are welcome to both view and contribute to them at any stage.

The nursery is split into three rooms: Piglets, which is sub-divided into babies (3 to 12 months) and toddlers (10 to 24 months), Tiggers (22 to 36 months) and Winnie the Poohs (pre-school 32 to 60 months).

We recognise that the first three years of life are an extraordinary time that sets the foundation for all the years that follow.