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At Hart Hill Nursery School we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. There are seven areas of the curriculum which we use to assess the children and plan next steps. These include:

The Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Communication and Language

Physical Development

The Specific Areas


Mathematical Development

Understanding the World

Expressive Arts and Design

Please click on the tabs on the left to find out more about each area of the curriculum and how it is taught at Hart Hill.

We believe in ensuring that your child feels safe and secure in school and that in order to be ready to learn the children need to have a high level of self-confidence and wellbeing. To ensure that we support each child with this each settling in period is tailored to needs of each individual family.

Children are encouraged to take part in range of activities throughout their session and throughout the week with us. These activities include a high amount of child initiated play and learning which is also enhanced with the level of engagement with adults joining their play to inject learning through play. There are times were specific topics and objectives are taught in small group sessions, these are tailored to the need of the group and encourage children to attend and take part in activities that they may not be as keen to try the first time.

We assess the children continuously and report to you regularly on your child attainment and the progress they have made with us. We also use these informal assessments to plan the children’s next step and to see key interests and themes that arise to ensure the love of learning continues.

If you require more information about the Early Years Curriculum and Outcomes, we would recommend that you visit


We are committed to the safety and welfare of all our children and follow guidelines and procedures set out by Luton Borough Council’s Safeguarding Children Board. Our Safeguarding Children policy is available for you to read along with all the other policies and procedures. If we have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing we will always talk to you. Equally, if you feel you need help or support with your child or family we are always happy to help you.