Intent

OUR CURRICULUM      

 What is our intent?

As a Maintained Nursery School, with wraparound and 0-3s provision, we are usually the children’s first experience of Early Education.  We serve a broad and diverse community in the north of Luton, and our children, families and staff team reflect this rich diversity.

We believe passionately in the importance of quality first teaching, in the provision of a broad curriculum, and rich early experiences, in providing an inclusive, safe and caring environment, and in having high expectations of all in our school community.

Our overarching aim is to provide a high-quality Early Years Education for all of our children, and through this, to give a solid foundation for a love of lifelong learning.  We constantly strive to enable each child to fulfil their full potential, to thrive within society, and to contribute their own skills and talents to the service of others.  We believe that “it takes a village to raise a child” and to this end we work closely with our families, with other schools and service providers to give each child the best possible start in life.

We believe that, when a child feels safe and valued, they will be able to thrive, and to this end, our provision is delivered by qualified and experienced teachers and educators, who focus on building strong, trusting and knowledgeable relationships with the children.

The four cornerstones of our Grasmere Grassroots Curriculum are:

Inclusivity

Our Values

A Love of Books & Language

The Natural World

These are the tenets of our provision.  You will see these elements clearly reflected within our plans and our practice.