Early years (Nursery, EY1, EY2)
The Cambridge Early Years programme offers a holistic and play-way approach that focuses on the whole child and their development. The aim of Early Years education is to provide a strong foundation for all-around development and lifelong learning.
The programme is built on the five key principles: Experience, Active, Balance, Play and Transition.
Cambridge Early Years curriculum is designed to promote progression in learning from Nursery to Early Years 2 and later into primary education. It allows the development of knowledge, understanding and skills through a spiral approach.
The curriculum provides a structure for teaching and learning in three stages: Nursery, Early Years 1 (EY1) and Early Years 2 (EY2).
The curriculum content is divided into six subject areas:
- Communication, language & literacy
- Creative expression
- Personal, social & emotional development
- Physical development
- Understanding the world
At Sancta Maria, we also introduce Global Perspectives in the latter half of EY2.