Learning and development

At Tiny Toes we understand that all children have different learning styles and learn best in different ways, that’s why we plan for each child as an individual not as a group. Linking our children’s interest to the early years foundation stage and the characteristics of effective learning we aim to give children the very best start in life building the foundation to future learning and development.

The curriculum we follow is the Early years foundation stage, this curriculum focuses on a child’s personal, social, emotional development, their communication and language and physical development whilst also focusing on mathematics, literacy, expressive arts and design and understanding the world.

A Stimulating Environment

We aim to ensure that each child:

  • Is in a safe and stimulating environment
  • Is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children
  • Has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together
  • Is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do
  • has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress
  • is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop
  • is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers.


We plan a variety of child-led, child initiated and adult lead activities. Young children develop and learn best when they are provided with a stimulating environment that is equipped to meet the child’s needs, interests and their developmental stages.

Each child is given a key person, the key persons role is to observe and extend learning and development through carefully planning for each individual child, interacting with children and building a bond with key children and their families. The child’s interest is the biggest influence in our planning, we ensure children’s next steps are linked to their current interest.


Find Us

The Annexe Freemasons Hall, Knole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4DH

Contact Us

phone 01202376956      email tinytoesdaynurserybournemouth@gmail.com