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. Also a "Learning Journey" is kept on each child which is shared with their parents. This "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.

There are 7 areas of learning.

Our curriculum covers:

  • Communication and Language

This development involves giving each child opportunities to experience a rich language environment to develop his/her confidence and skills in expressing him/herself and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

  • Personal and Social Skills

These involve helping each child to develop a positive sense of his/herself and others, to form positive relationships and to develop respect for others. Each child also develops social skills and learns how to manage his/her feelings, to understand appropriate behaviour in groups and to have confidence in his/her own abilities.

  • Physical development

We provide plenty of opportunities for each child to be active and interactive and to develop his/her co-ordination, control, and movement.

Development in literacy involves 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 (books, poems and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

  • Understanding the World

We guide the children to make sense of the world and their own communities, to explore, observe and find out about people, places and world foods.

  • Mathematics

Children are provided with opportunities 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 and Design

We provide a 'Home Corner' in the Teenie, Tweenie and Pre-School Rooms and it is interesting how children will decide to dress up in some of the fancy dress outfits available and role-play in these areas with their vivid imaginations. Also we organise activities in music, movement and dance.

Our Nursery Practitioners are led by our Management Team.
All are DBS Enhanced Checked

  • CACHE NVQ Assessed and Qualified
  • Paediatric First Aid trained
  • Hold Health & Hygiene Certification
  • Attend Accredited Training Courses

Our Senior Staff are highly qualified with NVQ Level 3 in
Childcare and some in Management Level 4
They also have a combined total of more than 50 years experience at Millwood House
We encourage our Practitioners to continue to refresh their
Training and knowledge on an on-going basis.
We arrange regular in- house training courses, day release to attend courses and also time to refresh knowledge on line with Educare.

Educational Programmes

All our Educational Programmes are age-appropriate encouraging each child to develop at his/her own pace:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Physical Development (Learning through Play)
  • Creative Development (Learning through Play)
  • Expressive Art and Design

Millwood House is separated into three self contained units for different age groups of: babies (0-2 years), toddlers (2-3 years) and pre-school (3-5 years).