Play & Education

Play & Education

At Millwood House each child is encouraged to learn through play. Our curriculum covers all the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) which sets standards for learning, development and care for children of all ages from Babies to 5 Years. A Learning Journey is completed for each child which is shared with their parents. The Learning Journey follows the child as they progress through the nursery and is presented to them at their Graduation Ceremony when they leave to go to school. All our Educational Programmes are age-appropriate, encouraging each child to develop at their own pace.

The 7 areas of learning we cover in both the Caterpillars and Butterflies Groups are;

Communication & Language

Giving each child the opportunity 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.

Personal & Social Skills

Helping children develop a positive sense of themselves and others. Forming positive relationships, developing respect for others, learning social skills, managing feelings and understanding appropriate behaviours.

Physical development

Providing the opportunity for each child to be active and interactive and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Learning to link staying active with healthy eating.

Understanding the World

Guiding children to make sense of the World around them and their own communities. To explore, observe and find out about people, places and World foods and the technologies we all use.


Encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and control a pencil/write. At Millwood House they are given a wide range of reading materials to ignite their interest.


Providing the opportunity to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers and calculating simple addition in fun ways and using shapes and measures in games.

Arts & Design

Focusing on the exploration of materials, ideas, movement and music and how these can be interpreted in expressive and imaginative way. Providing role-play areas to encourage children to use their vivid imaginations.