George Bernard Shaw - “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”

Education should be inspiring and motivating. We help to prepare children for the challenges of life and give them the skills to be able to think for themselves, be creative and make well balanced decisions.  At Greenfields we believe that young children are competent and capable learners who thrive in a challenging environment that can stimulate their enquiring minds.  Greenfields is a place for children to feel at home and to be themselves, where they can be happy, healthy and safe.  

At Greenfields children learn through play using the Early Years Foundation Stage as a tool to ensure a broad and balanced child centred curriculum.  The curriculum for children from birth to five is dictated by them through a ‘listening to children’ approach. It is carefully planned around children’s own interests, thoughts and ideas.  Staff are highly trained and are observing and listening to the children at all times.  These observations are then used to plan relevant projects or activities which will extend the children’s learning through meaningful experiences.

We follow the Statutory Framework Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which has three prime areas for learning and four specific areas.

Prime Areas: 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development

  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the World

  • Expressive Arts and Design

Please follow the links below for further information or speak to one of the staff at the Centre.