Woodside Pre School is a partner of the South Pennine Academies Tel: 01484 503110


Curriculum content

Our Setting works within the Statutory Frameworks and Non Statutory Guidance of Development matters to ensure maximum progress in all Seven Areas of Learning and Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development | Physical Development | Communication and Language | Literacy | Mathematics | Understanding the World | Expressive arts and design.


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum sets the standards for the development, learning and care of children from birth to five years old. All registered providers of Early Years care are required to use the EYFS statutory framework. 

Themes and Principles

EYFS is based around four themes, each of which is linked to an important principle:

  • A unique child
    Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • Positive relationships
    Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
  • Enabling environments
    The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning.
  • Learning and development
    Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.

Our Setting Aims To:

  • Provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
  • Add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
  • Offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.


Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:  valued and respected; kept informed; consulted; involved; and included at all levels.

How we provide for development and learning

Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by our setting helps children to continue to do this by providing all of the children with interesting activities that are appropriate for their age and stage of development.

For each area, the practice guidance sets out the Early Learning Goals. These goals state what it is expected that children will know and be able to do by the end of the reception year of their education.

The practice guidance also sets out in ‘Development Matters’ the likely stages of progress a child makes along their learning journey towards the early learning goals. Our setting has regard to these matters when we assess children and plan for their learning.

Below is a brief outline of what your child will cover in each area of learning. If you require more information about our curriculum, you can telephone us on 01484 503114 email Woodside Pre School at or click here to view the EYFS Government advice page.