Our Nursery

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

We plan the curriculum in line with the EYFS looking closely at the needs of the individual child. We aim to support every child to 'have a go', to discover and explore using their imaginations. We want each child to reach ther potential and thoroughly enjoy learning alongside their peers.

Play teaches children a whole host of life skills, enriching their development and making sense of the world around them. Learning through play includes: sand and water play, art, stories, role play, songs, outdoor play, small world play and more.

All of these activities help children to develop their social and emotional, physical, cognitive, communication and language skills. Children are guided by the Duchess Nursery team to find opportunities for learning through their play time - to help them express themselves, to problem solve and negotiate, to take turns and make friends.

At all ages our staff assist with developing independence and building self-esteem, preparing them for confident progression confidently to the next level of learning.

Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum areas:


  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The characteristics of learning underpin all we do – they are the way in which your child engages with other children and adults and their environment and they support your child to become an effective and motivated learner.

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically


Further to the requirement of the Department of Education, Chatsworth Schools has closed our schools and nurseries with immediate effect. We will be doing our upmost to support our parents who are key workers as defined by the Government. Working together is an essential part of our national effort to combat this disease. We cannot stress highly enough how important it is to keep your child at home if you can. We will continue to follow the Government’s advice and will notify parents as soon as we are able to re- open.


Please contact:
head@duchessnurseryparsonsgreen.co.uk  if you require further guidance on how we are helping our key workers.