Early Years

Katharine Elwis

Head of Coram House

Welcome to Coram House (2 - 11 Years). Our Nursery and Reception classes offer a carefully integrated programme where we follow the Early Years Foundation Principles which guide the work of our staff. These are grouped into four themes and are at the core of our commitment to providing quality care and education in a Quaker School - A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning & Development.

The learning and development of each individual child throughout the Nursery and Reception years, nurtures the development of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes that children will need if they are to achieve the early learning goals. Our aim is to taylor the education of each child through looking at their next steps of development through both the prime and specific areas of learning.  The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language 
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

During these formative years the progress of each child is closely monitored and through careful planning, observation and assessment the next steps for their learning and development are continually identified and encouraged to enable each child to fulfil their potential.