Nursery Aims and Objectives

Ackworth School’s purpose is to create a happy and secure environment within the nursery school, in which all pupils realise and develop their own special abilities in constant awareness of the needs and claims of others. Our school motto ‘non sibi sed omnibus’ meaning ‘not for oneself but for the good of all’ lies at the heart of our whole school incorporating the Quaker testimonies of ‘STEPS’: simplicity, truth, equality, peace and sustainability.

We recognise that every child is unique and therefore we fully embrace and support ‘Every Child Matters’. It is an integral part of the whole educational experience of the children and our Quaker ethos. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Principles and Early Learning Goals in providing an inclusive education tailored to individual needs, both through ability and interest. We encourage children to have choice with differentiated activities matched to their identified next steps of learning, both using indoor and outdoor opportunities. We are committed to facilitating active learning opportunities within the stunning Nursery grounds and making the most of the facilities available on the main school site and using specialist teaching staff for activities such as focused Forest School sessions, swimming sessions and music workshops. 

We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life to support and fulfil their potential.  We aim to provide a warm, loving and stimulating environment which will promote all areas of your child’s development. A child’s experiences in the Early Years have a major impact on their future life chances.

Your child will experience a broad and balanced curriculum which will be differentiated to suit his or her abilities, interests and personality. When planning lessons and activities, our emphasis is on fun, enjoyment and challenge.  We aim to encourage your child to adopt a positive attitude towards learning which will provide a solid foundation for their future education.  Learning is about getting the right balance between child and adult initiated tasks, as well as focusing on individual needs. 

The Aims of the Early Years Foundation Stage In Coram House

1)    To provide quality learning experiences for all children, which are structured, balanced and relevant to the child and related to the real world.

2)    To provide a curriculum which takes account of, and responds to, the child’s individual developmental need and allows them to make progress related to their different abilities. 

3)    To ensure that children have positive experiences of success in order to give them confidence and motivation for learning in the future.  To work in a happy and caring environment and to be aware of each other’s social needs.

4)    To provide a practical comprehensive Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which is continued into the Reception Year, ensuring consistent and coherent transition from Nursery to Reception.

5)    To create a partnership with parents to support and enhance the development of the children, reflecting co-operation and respecting equal opportunities.

6)    To demonstrate the Quaker ethos and values, and to respect other faiths and traditions.


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