Our Curriculum

Val Robinson Childcare offers a full and comprehensive curriculum following the guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is then followed through by primary schools with the National Curriculum.

Val Robinson Childcare is approved and inspected by OFSTED and has been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark.

Our daily planning includes activities and experiences to enhance your child’s educational experience, socially and emotionally which, in turn, eases transition from our pre-school setting into ‘big school’.   To enable children to grow and develop, we provide a full range of stimulating and learning activities.  Learning through play is the most effective method to provide knowledge and skill acquisition for young children.

Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage looks at each individual child as they develop. It recognises that all learning begins at birth and its overarching aim is to give young children the best possible start in life. Every child will be observed and it is through these observations that we can plan activities and experiences for them.

The curriculum is made up of 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas of Learning. All areas are important and inter-connected and centre around the individual needs of each unique child.

The 3 Prime Areas - are fundamental, work together to support a child’s development from birth to the age of 5 years.

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention, Understanding, Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and Hanling, Health and Self-Care

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making Relationships
  • Self Confidence and Sel-Awareness
  • Managing feelings and Behaviour

The 4 Specific Areas - include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.


  • Reading and Writing


  • Numbers, Shape, Space and Measure

 Understanding the World 

  • People and Communities,
  • The World, Technology

 Expressive Arts and Design 

  • Exploring and using media and materials, Being imaginative