Our Curriculum

At Banana Moon Nursery, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principled approach to guide the work we do with children and the care we provide them. The principled approach is built on four guiding themes:

A Unique Child

Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and selfassured.

Positive Relationship

Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and their key person.

Enabling Environments

The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s evelopment and learning.

Learning And Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates.

When applying the above principles, we look carefully at our children; consider their needs, their interests and their stages of development. This information helps to plan experiences and activities across all seven areas of learning and development.

Areas of Learning & Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.


  • Self Regulation
  • Managing Self
  • Building Relationship

Physical Development

Involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills

Communication and Language Development

Involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.


  • Listening, Attention And Understanding
  • Speaking

Literacy Development

Involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters, and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.


  • Comprehension
  • Word Reading
  • Writing


Involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.


  • Number
  • Numerical Patterns

Understanding the World

Involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe, and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.


  • Past And Present
  • People, Culture And Communities
  • The Natural World

Expressive Arts and Design

Involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology.


  • Creating With Materials
  • Being Imaginative And Expressive

Our Classes

Babies: 3 Months Plus

Toddlers: 1-2 Years

Nursery: 2-3 Years

Foundation: 3-4 Years