Portobello Day Care Nursery
Early Years Foundation Stage ( EYFS) Curriculum

Welcome to Portobello Day Care Nursery, where we embrace the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to provide a holistic learning experience for children aged 2 to 5 years old.

Our EYFS curriculum is carefully designed to nurture each child's unique abilities, interests, and developmental needs across the seven areas of learning:

1. Communication and Language
2. Physical Development
3. Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
4. Literacy
5. Mathematics
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Arts and Design

Through a blend of structured activities and child-led exploration, we create a stimulating environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning.

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we believe in the power of play as a fundamental aspect of early childhood education. Our experienced educators facilitate purposeful play experiences that promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Whether it's through imaginative role-play, sensory exploration, or hands-on arts and crafts, children are encouraged to actively engage with their surroundings and make meaningful discoveries.

We recognize the importance of building strong partnerships with families to support each child's learning journey. Our open-door policy encourages ongoing communication and collaboration between parents, caregivers, and educators to ensure consistency and continuity in the child's development.

In addition to our play-based approach, we integrate key areas of learning outlined in the EYFS framework. Through a rich and varied curriculum, we aim to lay a solid foundation for future academic success and lifelong learning.

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. Join us on this exciting journey of discovery and growth.

Communication and Language

At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we prioritize fostering effective communication skills in our children Through engaging activities, storytelling, and interactive play, children are encouraged to express themselves confidently, develop their vocabulary, and enhance their listening and speaking abilities..

Physical Development

We understand the importance of physical well-being in early childhood development. Through both indoor and outdoor play, our dedicated team promotes gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and spatial awareness. Our facilities provide ample opportunities for children to explore and challenge their physical abilities in a safe and stimulating environment

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development

Building strong foundations in personal, social, and emotional development is a cornerstone of our approach at Portobello Day Care Nursery. We nurture children's self-esteem, confidence, and resilience, fostering positive relationships and promoting respect for themselves and others. Through group activities, role-playing, and emotional literacy, we support children in developing essential social skills and emotional intelligence.


At Portobello Day Care Nursery, we believe in making mathematics enjoyable and accessible for all children. Through hands-on activities, games, and real-life experiences, we introduce fundamental mathematical concepts such as counting, shapes, patterns, and problem-solving. Our holistic approach fosters a love for numbers and develops children's mathematical thinking and reasoning abilities from an early age.


Literacy development is fundamental to lifelong learning, and we are dedicated to laying a solid groundwork for literacy skills at Portobello Day Care Nursery. Through storytelling, phonics activities, and a print-rich environment, we ignite children's love for reading and writing. Our experienced educators guide children through their early literacy journey, ensuring they develop strong phonemic awareness, letter recognition, and emergent writing skills.

Understanding the World

Our curriculum at Portobello Day Care Nursery encourages children to explore and make sense of the world around them. Through investigative play, sensory experiences, and discussions, children develop a curiosity about their environment and an appreciation for diversity. We provide opportunities for children to learn about different cultures, communities, and the natural world, fostering their sense of belonging and global awareness.

Expressive Arts and Design

Creativity is celebrated and encouraged at Portobello Day Care Nursery through our expressive arts and design curriculum. Children are provided with various mediums and materials to express themselves artistically, whether through painting, music, dance, or imaginative play. We value each child's unique creativity and foster their self-expression, imagination, and problem-solving skills through open-ended activities and projects.