EYFS Curriculum

A curriculum that is stimulating, engaging and full of life

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is fundamental in preparing children for their future educational journey. Muddy Knees Nursery and Forest School offers children aged 3 and above the best possible start to life in a secure, safe and happy environment; providing strong foundations for children to develop their individual interests and talents as they grow.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum provides a framework within which children can benefit from both child-initiated learning opportunities and planned sessions designed to stimulate learning and growth. Children have full access to outdoor play areas, including our recently redeveloped Discovery Garden. Additionally, there are a range of facilities within the school – such as the sports hall, astro pitch, music school and theatre – which expose the children to a wide variety of experiences and opportunities.

Each day at Muddy Knees Nursery and Forest School offers something different – with specialist taught activities including PE, Spanish, Music and Forest School. Children attend assemblies twice a week, are involved in the Prep School Nativity and Summer Concerts, off-site educational trips, sports days and all other areas of school life. Children are fully integrated into the school community and are in regular contact with older pupils and specialist teaching staff, fostering a strong sense of community cohesion and belonging.