Pen Mill Infant and Nursery Academy

Strong foundations, greater opportunities.

Our child centred, language rich curriculum will enable every pupil to maximize their potential. They will recognise their strengths, develop a love for learning and be fully prepared for the next stage of their journey.

Learning & Development

The nursery provides the first step to Early Years Education, where the children will follow the early year’s foundation stage, concentrating on seven key areas of learning.  


Led by an Early Years Professional and our qualified and experienced team of staff the children are encouraged to make their learning through play exciting and by providing the children with  a wide variety of resources allows them to investigate in their own way. Whether it be inside painting, investigating in the water tray or pretend play in the role play area. Or outside in the mud kitchen, digging in the large sandpit, playing on the bikes and trikes or climbing on the climbing frame. The children are encouraged to use their own interests and ideas to make their learning fun. 


Whilst our activities are often initiated by the children, through following their interests we are able to plan the sessions with a two weekly theme. We are able to initiate structured play through adult led activities and phonic and number work. These sessions are linked appropriately to the age and developmental stage of each child.  


Click here for a guide on Children’s Learning and Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage 


Click here for Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage


 EYFS Mathematics Progression Map.pdfDownload
 Nursery Maths Long Term Plan 2021-2022.pdfDownload
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