Our Curriculum

Our professional and dedicated team harness their knowledge to provide stimulating and educational activities that inspire, challenge and engage children.

At Elephant Moon Day Nurseries we help children to learn through imaginative discovery and play. We follow the Government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth up to five years of age.

The aim of the EYFS is to provide a secure foundation for all children for good progress through school and life. Our curriculum covers all the key areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to meet the needs of every individual child.

The principles that guide the work of our Early Years Professionals are grouped into four themes:

A unique child – every child is a competent leaner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured

Positive Relationships – children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or key person

Enabling Environments – the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning

Learning and Development – children develop and learn in different ways and at different times; all areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

There are seven areas of learning in which our Early Years Professionals support children to learn and develop. These are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design

Our nursery managers are qualified Early Years Teachers and work with Room Leaders to devise tailored, stimulating and enriching curriculums. Activity planning is always on display in each room so parents can see what their child is doing from day to day.

Environments that enable

Our nursery are designed to promote the seven areas of learning by providing rich and varied opportunities for children to explore and learn. We are responsive in our approach; we frequently bring themes and activities from children’s home lives into the nursery setting so they can share their interests and experiences with their friends. This creates social opportunities and fosters a sense of community. By also taking inspiration for activities from what’s happening around us we help children engage with the wider world.

Building positive relationships

We assign each child their own key person so that every child feels reassured, safe and cared for. This person is also responsible for recording a detailed Learning Journey that charts the child’s progress during their time with us. Parents are always welcome to view and discuss these records; furthermore they are encouraged to add details of their child’s experiences outside nursery hours.

If you would like to talk to us about any aspect of the Early Years Foundation Stage, please get in touch. To read more about the EYFS go to the official website

As a first time mum I was feeling particularly anxious about sending my baby to nursey. I was recommended elephant moon by two sets of friends and I am so pleased that they did. They were absolutely great with me and my son. Always happy to talk me through anything I was worrying about before he started, they really made me feel relaxed and comfortable. My son loves going there for as well, he gets so much out of it and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. I couldn't recommend highly enough

Carly Wheeler

Elephant Moon is a wonderful nursery for our little boy - he absolutely loves his days there, and it's great being sent photos and updates to let us know what he's up to. The team are caring, genuine, flexible and it is obvious that our son loves them! We couldn't ask for anything more. Thank you all!

Dom & Zoe Brown

Really fantastic nursery! Our daughter joined one year ago and she loves it. She’s developed so much since she started thanks to all of the wonderful practitioners. Different activities every day, really varied food menu and great communication. Can highly recommend!

Sophie Longley